The Town of Whitby provides curbside residential waste collection services to Whitby residents. This includes garbage, green bin organics, yard waste, and a special collection program for metals, tires, and other bulky items. The Region of Durham provides blue box recycling collection service.
Holiday Collection Change
For the Good Friday and Easter Monday holidays, please note the following changes to waste collection.
Waste normally collected on Friday March 30 (Good Friday) will be collected on Saturday March 31st.
Waste collection during the week of April 2 - 6 will be bumped one day forward due to the Easter Monday holiday. Please refer to your Whitby Waste Collection calendar or www.whitby.ca/waste for more information.
Your waste must be out by 7:00 a.m.
Garbage bags larger than 26 inches by 36 inches are not permitted for residential garbage collection in the Town of Whitby.
Garbage bags and green bins are subject to maximum individual weights of 44 pounds (20 kg) each.
Use only 100% compostable liner bags in your green bin. No coffee cups/pods, plastic bags, or animal waste permitted.
Ensure no broken glass or needles are placed in your garbage bags. Refer to your waste management calendar for proper disposal of broken glass.
Waste Collection Calendar
The NEW 2017-18 Waste Collection Calendar and Guide was delivered to residents in the regular mail. If you did not receive one, please contact the Operations Centre 905.668.3437 or visit any Town Facility to pick up a copy. You can also download an electronic version of the calendar below:
Find Your Garbage Day - Get Free Reminders -Download Whitby's Waste Buddy App
Visit our Garbage and Recycling Schedule page to find out when your garbage day is. Sign up for our free Waste Buddy App for automated waste collection reminders (sent via email, digital calendar, text or telephone message) and never miss another garbage day!
Not Sure Where It Goes? Ask the Waste Wizard!
Use Whitby's Waste Wizard directory to look up items and find out how and where to dispose or recycle them.
Who Does What?
|Note: The blue box recycling program is not provided by the Town of Whitby. Details on this service are provided to the residents of and businesses in Whitby for information purposes only. Inquiries about this service should be directed to the Region of Durham.
Whitby has consistently achieved the highest waste diversion rates in the Region of Durham and has been recognized by the Recycling Council of Ontario for its waste diversion program and its achievement. Keep up the great work Whitby!
Public Notices and Special Events
To find out about special waste management events, please check the Events Calendar
Please consult the following web sites for a complete list of accepted materials for re-use: