Durham Region

Learn more about your recycling program.

Recycling Program Transition

Starting July 1, 2024, Circular Materials will manage the Durham Region’s recycling program. During the transition, residents will still be able to recycle the same materials and put recycling out on their normal collection day.

For information on recycling until July 1, please visit Durham Region’s website.

Recycling resources

Learn more about recycling collection in Durham Region.

Get in touch

For any recycling collection inquiries, please reach out to your recycling contractor. They can be contacted about replacement bins, missed, collection and any other recycling questions.

Miller Waste

  • Municipality of Clarington
  • City of Pickering
  • Town of Ajax
  • Township of Brock
  • Township of Scugog
  • Township of Uxbridge
  • City of Oshawa (multi-family dwellings only)
  • Town of Whitby (multi-family dwellings only)

Questions?

GFL

Single-family dwellings in the below communities:

  • City of Oshawa
  • Town of Whitby

Be recycle ready

  • Place your recycling bins at the curb by 7 a.m. on your regular collection day.
  • Sort your recyclables before placing them in your blue boxes.
  • Flatten and break down cardboard boxes to save space on recycling.
  • Blue boxes cannot weigh more than 20 kilograms (44 pounds).
  • All recyclables must be loose inside the blue box. Recyclables in plastic bags will not be collected.
  • Empty and rinse all containers before putting them in the blue box.
  • On windy days, put your recycling out for collection in the morning instead of the night before.
  • Don’t overfill your blue boxes. Keep material below the rim.
  • Bundle cardboard separately. These bundles can act as a “lid” for your blue box.
  • In the winter, place blue boxes on cleared parts of your driveway. Do not put them on top of snowbanks or icy patches.
  • There is no limit to the number of blue boxes you can set out for collection.
  • Aluminum drink cans
  • Aluminum foil and trays
  • Empty paint and aerosol cans (lids removed)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Juice boxes (no straws)
  • Milk cartons
  • Plastic bakery and cookie trays
  • Plastic bottles
  • Plastic egg cartons.
  • Plastic fruit and vegetable containers
  • Plastic takeout food containers
  • Single-serve yogurt and pudding cups
  • Spiral containers
  • Steel food and drink cans
  • Toiletry bottles
  • Boxboard (fold boxes flat)
  • Cardboard (fold boxes flat, tie and bundle the same size as your blue box. Place next to or on top of your blue box)
  • Catalogues, magazines and phonebooks
  • Junk mail and envelopes
  • Newspaper
  • Office and computer paper
  • Shredded paper (place inside a smaller box, such as a cereal box)
  • Coffee pods
  • Food or beverage pouches
  • Hangers
  • Motor oil containers
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic straws or cutlery
  • Propane or helium cylinders
  • Tupperware-type containers
  • Motor oil containers