Do you have excess leaf and yard waste following the recent high winds in Durham Region?...

Durham Region’s Works Department collects leaf and yard waste in the townships of Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge, the City of Pickering, the Town of Ajax and the Municipality of Clarington.

When preparing leaf and yard waste for set-out, please remember the following rules:

  • Only use paper yard waste bags or clearly labelled, returnable open-top containers. We do not pick up yard waste in cardboard boxes, blue boxes, green bins or plastic bags.
  • Yard waste cannot weigh more than 20 kilograms (44 pounds).
  • Securely tie brush in bundles up to one metre (three feet) long and 76 centimetres (30 inches) wide. No branch should be more than 10 centimetres (four inches) in diameter.

When:  On your regular waste collection day. Residents should check their collection calendars, go to or download the Durham Region Waste App to see specific collection days and collection frequency in their community.

Where:  Collection takes place in the Town of Ajax, Municipality of Clarington, City of Pickering, and the townships of Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge. Leaf and yard waste collection for Oshawa and Whitby residents 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, regarding the collection of leaf and yard waste.

Why:  The leaf and yard waste and green bin organics collected through the Region's residential curbside collection program is taken to a processing facility and turned into high-quality compost.

Note:  For more information on leaf and yard waste collection and other waste management programs and services, please visit, email [email protected], call 1-800-667-5671 or download the Durham Region Waste app.

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