The Regional Municipality of Durham

Public Service Announcement

Leaf and yard waste collected weekly for the fall months

WHITBY, ON September 29, 2016

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department would like to advise residents that the frequency of leaf and yard waste collection is changing to weekly service for the fall in the townships of Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge, the City of Pickering, the Town of Ajax and the Municipality of Clarington only.


Leaf and yard waste is collected on regular waste collection days. Residents should check their collection calendars, go to (select When is my collection day?) or download the Durham Region Waste App to see their specific collection days.


Weekly ollection will take place in the Town of Ajax, Municipality of Clarington, City of Pickering, and the townships of Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge. Leaf and yard waste collection for Oshawa and Whitby residents is the responsibility of those individual municipalities, not the Region of Durham. These residents should contact their local municipality for information about collection frequency and set-out limits.


Seventy per cent of leaf and yard waste is collected in the fall (October and November). During the summer months (June to September), leaf and yard waste collection is reduced to every other week due to lower volumes of material.

The leaf and yard waste and green bin organics collected through the Region's residential curbside collection program is taken to a processing facility and turned into high-quality compost. The Region gives a portion of this compost back to the community at its annual compost give-away events.


Please place yard waste in kraft paper bags, or clearly labelled rigid open-top reusable containers. Securely tie brush in bundles up to one metre (three feet) in length and 76 centimetres (30 inches) in width, weighing no more than 20 kilograms (44 pounds). Brush and tree trimmings must be 10 centimetres (four inches) or less in diameter. Yard waste set out in plastic bags will not be collected.

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