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Garbage Collection in Durham Region

The Regional Municipality of Durham standardized collection services Region-wide, with weekly Blue Box and Green Bin collection, and bi-weekly (every two weeks) garbage collection with a four bag limit per household. All waste materials must be set out at the curb before 7 a.m. on the collection day. Garbage and Green Bin pick up for Oshawa and Whitby residents is the responsibility of the individual municipalities, not the Region of Durham. Oshawa and Whitby residents requesting information in the collection of these items will be redirected to the municipality's website.

Garbage Bag Size and Limits

4 bag limit - to the curb by 7 a.m.

Collected biweekly on your regular collection day, garbage bags or reusable containers, when full, must not exceed 20 kilograms (44 pounds) each. A standard-size garbage bag, or garbage can, counts as one bag. Garbage bags that break when lifted will not be collected. There is a limit of four untagged bags or containers of garbage for bi-weekly collection per household. A standard size garbage bag or garbage can counts as one bag.

Garbage Bag Tags

Garbage bag tag price increase - In an effort to encourage maximum participation in the Blue Box recycling and Green Bin composting programs, the price of garbage bag tags for waste over the bi-weekly limit will increase from $1.50 to $2.50 per tag effective May 1, 2014.

Residents setting out more than four bags of garbage every two weeks are required to tag each bag over the four-bag limit. Garbage Bag Tags are special peel-and-stick labels that can be attached to your garbage bag. Residents setting out more than four bags of garbage are required to tag each bag over the four bag limit. Residents can purchase bag tags at locations throughout the Region. Garbage Bag Tags are easy to use:

  • Simply peel the tag and flag it around the top of any additional bags above the four bag limit.
  • Do NOT use as a twist-tie.
  • When using garbage cans, tags should be placed on the top item inside the can.
  • There is no limit to the number of properly tagged garbage bags set out for collection, provided they are tagged.

Extra Bag Tags may be purchased at the following locations for $1.50 each.

Special considerations to bag limits

Residents who require special consideration to the bag limit due to medical conditions, or who have three children under the age of three, should contact the Region at 905-579-5264 or 1-800-667-5671 for more information.

Consider the environment

Help protect the environment and do not discard household hazardous waste, electronic and electrical waste (e-waste) or tires in your curbside garbage. Dedicated loads of tires and household hazardous waste are accepted free for disposal at Durham's Waste Management Facilities. Municipal household hazardous waste such as batteries, paint, chlorine, pesticides, and motor oil should be taken to a local Waste Management Facility for proper disposal. See locations and hours of operation or visit www.dowhatyoucan.ca for more information on "return to retailer" options.

Location for purchasing bag tags

Ajax

Ajax Town Hall
65 Harwood Ave. S.
Ajax, ON
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
905-683-4550

Operations and Environmental Services
800 Salem Road N.
Ajax, ON
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday to Friday
905-683-2951

Ajax Community Centre
75 Centennial Rd.
Ajax, ON
Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday to Saturday
905-683-3740

McLean Community Centre
95 Magill Dr.
Ajax, ON
Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday to Friday
7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
905-427-8811

Audley Recreation Centre
1955 Audley Rd.
Ajax, ON
Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
905-427-2468

Brock

Township of Brock Municipal Office
1 Cameron St. E.
Cannington, ON
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
705-432-2355

Waste Disposal Site, Brock Township
Brock Sideroad 17
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday to Saturday
705-437-2933

Brock Township public libraries
Beaverton Cannington Sunderland
www.brocklibraries.ca

Clarington

Clarington Municipal Administrative Centre
40 Temperance St.
Bowmanville, ON
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
905-623-3379

Clarington Operations Centre
2320 Taunton Rd.
Hampton, ON
Hours: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
905-263-2291

Courtice Community Complex
2950 Courtice Rd. N.
Courtice, ON
Please call for hours of operation
905-404-1525

Rona Hardware
275 Toronto St.
Newcastle, ON
Please call for hours of operation
905-987-4560

Terrans Wellness Centre
5324 Main St.
Orono, ON
Please call for hours of operation
905-983-5000

Clarington Fitness Centre
49 Liberty St. N.
Bowmanville, ON
Please call for hours of operation
905-623-3392

Newcastle and District Recreation Complex
1780 Rudell Rd.
Newcastle, ON
Please call for hours of operation
905-987-5667

Courtice South Arena
1595 Prestonvale Rd.
Courtice, ON
Please call for hours of operation
905-435-1061

Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex
2440 King St. W.
Bowmanville, ON
Please call for hours of operation
905-623-5728

Oshawa

Animal Services
919 Farewell St. S.
Please call for hours of operation
905-436-3311

Centre Street Parkade
1 Centre St. N.
Please call for hours of operation
905-436-3311 ext. 2434

Civic Recreation Complex - Reception Desk
99 Thornton Rd. S.
Please call for hours of operation
905-436-5454

Donevan Recreation Complex
171 Harmony Rd. S.
Please call for hours of operation
905-725-3536

Legends Centre
1661 Harmony Rd. S.
Please call for hours of operation
905-436-5455

Oshawa Continued

Mary Street Parkade
1 Mary St. N.
Please call for hours of operation
905-436-3311 ext. 2316

Northview Community Centre
150 Beatrice St. E.
Please call for hours of operation
905-432-1984

Service Oshawa (City Hall)
50 Centre St. S., 1st Floor
Please call for hours of operation
905-436-3311
TTY: 905-436-5627

South Oshawa Community Centre
1455 Cedar St.
Please call for hours of operation
905-436-5474

United Way Information Services
419 King St. W.
Please call for hours of operation
905-434-5609

UOIT/Durham College Tuck Shop
2000 Simcoe St. N.
Please call for hours of operation
905-721-1609 ext. 244

Waste Management Transfer Station
1640 Ritson Rd. N.
Please call for hours of operation
905-433-2050

Pickering

Pickering Civic Centre
City Hall
Customer Care Centre
One The Esplanade
Pickering, ON
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
905-683-7575 or 905-420-4666
Toll-free: 1-877-420-4666
TTY: 905-420-1739

Pickering Recreation Complex
1867 Valley Farm Rd.
Pickering, ON
Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday to Friday
7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
905-683-6582 or 905-831-1711
TTY: 905-831-8604

Scugog

Township of Scugog Municipal Office
181 Perry St.
Port Perry, ON
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
905-985-7346

Waste Disposal Site, Port Perry
1623 Reach St.
Port Perry, ON
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday to Saturday
905-985-7973

Uxbridge

Township of Uxbridge Municipal Office
51 Toronto St. S.
Uxbridge, ON
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
905-852-9181

Uxbridge Public Library
9 Toronto St. S.
Uxbridge, ON
905-852-9747

Zephyr Library
13000 Regional Rd. 39
Zephyr, ON
905-473-2375

Whitby

Town of Whitby Municipal Office
575 Rossland Rd. E.
Whitby, ON
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday to Friday
905-668-5803

Brooklin Community Centre
8 Vipond Rd.
Brooklin, ON
Please call for hours of operation
Phone: 905-655-2010

Whitby Central Library
405 Dundas St. W.
Whitby, ON
Please call for hours of operation
Phone: 905-668-6531

Whitby Civic Recreation Complex
555 Rossland Rd. E.
Whitby, ON
Please call for hours of operation
905-668-1991

Iroquois Park Sports Complex
500 Victoria St. W.
Whitby, ON
Please call for hours of operation
905-668-7765

Whitby Seniors Activity Centre
801 Brock St. S.
Whitby, ON
Please call for hours of operation
905-668-1424