Garbage and Recycling

Garbage and Recycling services are provided by the Region of Durham.

View the Residential Waste Collection Calendar.

Durham Region Waste Management Contact Information:

Phone: 1-800-667-5671 or 905-697-5300

Durham Region Recycling & Waste Management Frequently Asked Questions

Additional garbage tags may be purchased at the Municipal Administration Building for $2.50 per tag.

Are you a New Resident

View the online form to receive a new resident kit

Services on Thorah Island

Sunday is the regular waste collection day for Thorah Island residents. Residential waste must be set out at the end of your laneway by 5:00 p.m. on the day of collection. Please use the online calendar tool under My Schedule above for more information. These services will commence Sunday May 5, 2019.

Frequency  Seasonal Waste Collection Services
Weekly Blue Box recycling collection
Weekly Green Bin organics collection
Bi-weekly Garbage collection with a 4 bag limit (Garbage Bag Tags over limit – fees apply)

Note: On long weekends (Victoria Day, Civic Holiday, Labour Day and thanksgiving Day) your waste collection will move to the Monday evening. All waste materials must be set out by 5 p.m. to ensure they are collected.

Electronics, Household Hazardous Waste, Expanded Polystyrene and Tires:  Deliver to the Regional Waste Management Facility located on Brock Sideroad 17 during regular business hours Tuesdays to Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays). There is no charge for electronics, household hazardous waste, expanded polystyrene and tires delivered separately from other waste.


Not sure if the item is acceptable? Visit:

Fore more information, contact the Waste Management Call Centre at 1-800-667-5671, email, visit or download the Durham Region Waste App.