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100 John West Way, Aurora, Ontario, Canada, L4G 6J1


Waste & Recycling Collection

PLEASE NOTE: Starting Thursday, December 12, 2013 Green For Life will be collecting garbage and recycling for Hollandview Trail and Baywell Crescent on side streets instead of back lane ways (where garages are located).  

Green For Life will resume collection of recycling and garbage in the back lane ways starting Thursday, April 17, 2014.
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Thank you Aurora, for demonstrating your care for the environment, not just in

 our beautiful town, but also in the surrounding communities. Your ongoing participation in the many new environmental initiatives and green practices that we have introduced has resulted in substantial reductions in the amount and cost of waste. 

New addition to the Blue Box Program
York Region staff have identified Spiral Wound Containers as a viable material to add to the list of acceptable Blue Box items. Spiral Wound Containers are cylindrical containers comprised of a paperboard body, steel base, and optional plastic lid - a typical example is the Pillsbury Dough package.
If you have any questions or concerns about this addition please email EnvironmentalServices@york.ca or call  1-877-449-9675 ext. 3000.  
Expansion of collection points for Used Cooking Oil
The cooking oil recycling program is now available at McCleary Court CEC and all four of the Region's Household Hazardous Waste depots. The cooking oil recycling program is for York Region residents only; cooking oil will not be accepted from businesses. Cooking oil must be placed in a tightly-sealed container, less than 4 litres in size. Solidified animal fat is not accepted for cooking oil recycling. However, it can be placed in the Green Bin. Cooking oil collected from residents will be recycled into biodiesel. Elgin Mills does not accept cooking oil.
If you have any questions about the cooking oil program please email 
EnvironmentalServices@york.ca or call  1-877-449-9675 ext. 3000. 
Green for Life Environmental Corporation
Turtle Island Recycling Corporation, the Town's garbage and recycling contractor, has recently been purchased by GFL

(Green for Life) Environmental Corporation. Over time, residents will notice that collection vehicles will bear the GFL logo and colours. Residents can expect to enjoy the same excellent customer service that they currently receive. 

For further information or questions, please contact the Town's Waste and Recycling line at
905-727-3123 ext. 3447.

The Regional Municipality of York, in partnership with our local municipal partners, is developing the SM4RT Living Plan, also known as the Integrated Waste Management Master Plan:

My-waste App

Check out the Waste & Recycling calendar for more information on the Town of Aurora’s free my-waste app. It’s an easy, convenient way to quickly access information about recycling and garbage. Also, check out the QR’s codes in the calendar to quickly access our website and my-waste app. 

Get your My-waste App

Recycling and Waste Collection Links:

Arrow Basic collection information
Arrow Blue box recycling
Arrow Green bin composting
Arrow Backyard composting
Arrow Yard waste
Arrow Tire recycling
Arrow Glass and sharp objects
Arrow Electronic equipment recycling
Arrow Environmentally sensitive material / Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
Arrow Metal item recycling and bulky item pick-up
Arrow Construction and demolition waste
Arrow Public drop-off depots
Arrow What goes where? Sorting guidelines

Municipal Initiatives Links:

Arrow Illegal dumping


Arrow 2014 Waste Management Guide and Recycling Calendar pdf
Arrow 2013 Community and Waste Management Calendar PDF
Arrow Recycling and Waste Collection Route Map PDF

Who to Call:

Collection Inquiries
Phone: 1-866-421-5625 or 905-713-0005 (Green for Life)
Email: yorkcs@gflenv.com

Metal Item and Appliance Pick-up
Phone: 1-866-421-5625 or 905-713-0005 (Green for Life)
Email: yorkcs@gflenv.com

Other Waste Management Questions/Concerns
Phone: 905-727-1375

Hazardous Materials
Phone: 1-877-449-9675 ext. 3000

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