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Public Service Announcement

Changes to Blue Box collection schedule for Oshawa and Whitby residents week of Sept. 5

WHITBY, ON August 25, 2016

The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department would like to remind Oshawa and Whitby residents of changes to scheduled curbside Blue Box collection due to Labour Day.


Oshawa and Whitby residents will have their Blue Box collection moved to the following day during the week of Sept. 5.

Blue Box collection scheduled for Monday, Sept. 5 (Labour Day) will be moved to Tuesday, Sept. 6. This shift will continue throughout the week, ending with the Friday, Sept. 9 collection being moved to Saturday, Sept. 10.


Blue Box collection changes only affect residents of the City of Oshawa and the Town of Whitby.


Changes to Blue Box collection dates are taking place in observance of Labour Day.


Garbage and Green Bin collection for Oshawa and Whitby residents is the responsibility of those individual municipalities, not the Region of Durham. Oshawa and Whitby residents are asked to check their waste calendars, or contact their local municipality, regarding collection of these items. 

For more information on Blue Box collection, call 905-579-5264 (toll-free at 1-800-667-5671), email or visit

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