Garbage and Bulky Goods Collection for Apartments and Townhouses

All buildings receiving municipal waste collection services are listed under Apartments and Townhouses Serviced in Durham Region.

Durham Region provides all waste collection at properties it services in the City of Pickering, Town of Ajax, Townships of Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge and the Municipality of Clarington. Durham Region provides recycling collection only at the properties it services in the City of Oshawa and the Town of Whitby. The City of Oshawa and the Town of Whitby provide multi-residential garbage and bulky goods collection services to the properties in their respective municipalities.

Recyling bins

Issues related to the collection of waste should be reported to the building manager or superintendent, who will then contact the appropriate office.

PLEASE NOTE, that apartments and townhouses, receiving municipal waste collection service in the City of Oshawa and the Town of Whitby, should contact their respective municipal office for information on garbage and bulky goods collection service. The Region of Durham is responsible for the Blue Box Recycling collection only at sites in Whitby and Oshawa.

Multi-Residential Bulky Goods Collection

Collection of bulky goods, which includes furniture, appliances, mattresses and other large household items, requires a scheduled pick-up by appointment only. Refer to the chart below, based on the location of your building, for whom to contact:

Building / Townhouse Location Contact Region of Durham Contact the Municipality
Town of Ajax x  
Municipality of Clarington x  
City of Oshawa   x
City of Pickering x  
Township of Brock, Uxbridge, Scugog x  
Town of Whitby   x

The property manager or superintendent must make an appointment to have Bulky Goods collected. Please contact waste@durham.ca for further information or to make an appointment.

If the items are still in good condition, consider donating to a local charitable organization. Visit the Reusable Goods page for more information.

Suitable Bulky Goods

Bulky Goods are considered garbage items that typically don't fit into a standard garbage bag and exceed the weight and size limits of regular bi-weekly collection. They include, but are not limited to:

Furniture such as:

Outdoor items such as:

Other Waste Services

The Region's three Waste Management Facilities are open year round to accept waste electronics, scrap metal, renovation materials and paints, stains and other Municipal Hazardous and Special Wastes. Hazardous waste should never be thrown into the garbage. Visit the website for proper disposal of this material.

No green bin or yard waste organics collection is available at multi-residential properties in Durham Region at this time. All organics are collected with residual waste by the Region of Durham.