​​​Green bins and blue boxes are collected on a weekly basis. Garbage is picked up every other week based on your location in Aurora. Please refer to our Waste Collection Map for more information.

Please place garbage, green bins, blue boxes and yard waste at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on your scheduled day and by 6 a.m. at Yonge Street and Industrial Parkway (but not earlier than 5 p.m. the night before). Please be aware that the time of collection in your area may change at any time, without notice.

We recommend a maximum of three (3) bags/cans/items of garbage every two weeks.

Attention Hollandview Trail and Baywell Crescent Residents
Garbage and Recycling Collection

Please be advised that beginning Thursday, December 7, 2017 Green For Life will be collecting your garbage, compost and recycling on the side streets due to the snow which creates narrow back laneways in the winter time.

Green for Life will resume collection in the back lane ways (where the garages are) on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Bulky Item Pick-up

Non-metal items such as furniture, mattresses, box springs, plastic lawn furniture, toilets and carpeting etc. will be picked up with regular waste collection. Items should be placed at curbside for pick-up on your regular garbage pickup.

If possible, please break-down or separate large/heavy items, bundle small pieces, and tie carpeting and linoleum into rolls measuring no longer than 1.2 metres (4 ft.) and weighing less than 20 kilograms (44 lbs.).

Reminder for Toilet Collection

To ensure your toilet gets collected, please separate the tank from the bowl. If you are unable to do so, please take your toilet to one the Region’s depots.

​Metal Item Recycling

Large metal items such as appliances, barbecues (excluding propane tanks), bed frames, furnaces, hot water heaters, metal bath tubs, storage sheds and bicycles must be recycled. Please call our contractor, GFL at 905-713-0005 to arrange for a special curbside collection. For safety reasons, please remove doors from refrigerators, freezers, ovens, dishwashers, washers and dryers. Please note: If a special collection is not booked, metal items will not be collected.

Glass and Other Sharp Objects

Every year, collection personnel are injured due to broken glass and other sharp objects that are not packed properly. Please help keep our workers safe by packing these items in a sealed cardboard box labelled Broken Glass or Sharp Object and set out with your regular garbage collection.

​Christmas Tree Pickup

Christmas tree pick-up will take place during the week of January 10 to January 14. on your scheduled waste pick-up day. All decorations, tree skirts and plastic tree bags must be removed before putting your tree out at the curb for pick-up.  Maximum length for pick-up is 1.8m (6 ft.). Cut into pieces if necessary.

For more information, please consult your Wa​ste Management Guide and Recycling Calendar​ or call Access Aurora.

Tire Recycling

Tires can be recycled free of charge at the Georgina Transfer Station and the McCleary Court Community Environmental Centre.

Please note: There is a limit of four (4) tires per vehicle.

Construction and Demolition Waste

Construction and demolition waste is not collected at the curbside in Aurora.

Construction and demolition waste consists mainly of concrete, brick, asphalt, metals, wood and gypsum (drywall). Help reduce the amount of waste that ends up in a landfill by recycling your leftover building supplies at York Region's Community Environment​al Centre.

Illegal Dumping

​The dumping of any material on public or private property is illegal and negative to our community and the environment. It costs tax payers money to clean up the affected sites.

If you witness an illegal act of dumping, please lend a hand and record the license plate number and contact Aurora's Bylaw division at 905-726-4751 or the York Regional Police at 905-771-1221.

Anyone convicted of illegal dumping is subject to a fine of up to $5,000.

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