Durham Region: Reminder to Residents of Special Waste Collection Services

Whitby, Ontario – If you have an old appliance, toilet, couch or television that you need collected, the Region of Durham offers free special curbside collection services for households in Ajax, Brock, Clarington, Pickering, Scugog and Uxbridge.

Scheduling a special waste collection is fast and convenient. You can schedule collection online at durham.ca/waste, on your mobile device using the Durham Region Waste App, or by calling 905-697-5300 or 1-800-667-5671.

Special waste collection is available for:

  • Metal goods, such as stoves, washers, dryers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, dishwashers, freezers and microwaves.
  • Porcelain bathroom fixtures, such as toilets, bidets, sinks and bath tubs. Two-piece toilets must be separated.
  • Electronics, such as televisions, computers, stereos, receivers, speakers, cellphones, telephones, cameras, radios, cameras, VCRs, DVD and Blu-ray players.

There is no limit on the amount of these items set out for collection.

For bulky goods, such as mattresses, box springs, couches, chairs, desks, coffee tables, dressers and other furniture:

  • In Ajax and Pickering, bulky goods are collected on your regular garbage collection day (no appointment required). There is a limit of two items per collection.
  • In Brock, Clarington, Scugog and Uxbridge, bulky goods are collected by appointment only. There is a limit of two items per collection.

Waste collection for Oshawa and Whitby is the responsibility of those individual municipalities, not the Region of Durham. These residents are asked to check their waste calendars, or contact their local municipality, for more information.

For more information (including set-out specifications), visit durham.ca/waste, email waste@durham.ca, call 905-697-5300 or 1-800-667-5671, or download the Durham Region Waste App.