The Town of Whitby collects curbside waste and the Region of Durham collects and processes Blue Box recyclables. The Region educates and promotes waste reduction through a Reduce - Reuse - Recycle program. The Region operates a small, rural landfill site in the Township of Brock, and three waste disposal sites.
Blue Box Recycling Program
Blue Box collection is offered to businesses, larger apartment buildings, townhouse complexes, and condominiums, if they receive local municipal garbage collection.
Materials collected in the program include:
- Newspapers and inserts
- Household papers, magazines, catalogues and telephone books
- Steel/ aluminum/aluminum pie plates
- Glass food and beverage containers
- Plastic bottles with a twist-off top
- Milk/cream/juice cartons
- Empty dry metal paint cans
- Empty aerosol cans
- Ice cream tubs, margarine and yoghurt containers
- Boxboard such as cereal, shoe boxes, and corrugated cardboard
The Region of Durham Public Works has more information on acceptable Blue Box materials.