Waste Collection Dates Are Changing 

Some waste and recycling collection schedules in Aurora will be changing as of January 1, 2018. Residents are encouraged to review the attached map, find their street name and check to see if their collection date has changed or has stayed the same. Not all households are affected. Click here to access a new tool that will populate your accurate collection day using your address.

Residents are encouraged to download the My-Waste app to access waste and recycling information, set reminders and to receive notifications on important changes to waste and recycling programs. The My-Waste app can be downloaded from the App Store on your mobile device.

If you currently have the My-Waste app on your mobile device you will need to reset your new waste and recycling collection day on January 1, 2018.


Click the image above to view the online version of the 2018 Waste Calendar.

The Town of Aurora has recently signed a new contract with waste collection contractor GFL.  As part of the contract the Town has realigned the collection schedule and added a new email wasteline@gflenv.com and phone number 905-713-0005 for more information about missed collections and broken bins.

2018 Christmas Tree Collection

2018 Christmas Tree Collection will take place during the week of January 22.

The tree cannot be larger than 6 ft (1.8 m). If it exceeds this size, the tree must be cut in two and bundled.

All decorations, lights, tinsel, nails, stands and tree bags MUST be removed to ensure collection.

Please ensure that the tree is clear of snow banks to allow for easy pick-up.

Commercial Tote Collection

Please see below for the 2018 holiday collection schedule:

Monday February 19 – NO COLLECTION --- GFL will collect on Friday February 16

Monday May 21 - NO COLLECTION --- GFL will collect on Friday May 18

Monday August 6 - NO COLLECTION --- GFL will collect on Friday August 3

Monday September 3 – NO COLLECTION --- GFL will collect on Friday August 31

Monday October 8 – NO COLLECTION --- GFL will collect on Friday October 5

Please ensure that all your totes are out to the curb by 7:00 a.m.

2017 Textile Pilot Program

Thank you for participating in the 2017 Textile Pilot Program. The program has now ended. 

 Textile boxes are still in place at the following locations:

  • Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex, 1400 Wellington Street East

  • Aurora Community Centre, 1 Community Centre Lane

  • Aurora Family Leisure Complex, 135 Industrial Parkway North

  • Aurora Public Library, 15145 Yonge Street

  • Town Hall, 100 John West Way

Please check this page for further updates about textile boxes in Aurora or call Access Aurora at 905-727-1375.

​OOPS Sticker​

If you received an 'opps' sticker with your waste and recycling collection, please view Green For Life's 
(GFL) 'oops sticker' page for more information.

OOPS Image

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. 

Learn more about ​My-wa​ste App

​​Assisted Recycling Collection Service​

The Town of Aurora's Assisted Recycling and Waste Collection Service is a no cost program that promotes independent living and reduces the risk of injury to those in need of physical assistance.

Fill out and sign the application form below and send it to the Town of Aurora for assistance.

Assisted Recycling Collection Service Application​

Green For Life Environmental Corporation

Green For Life Environmental Corporation (GFL) is the Town's garbage and recycling contractor.

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.

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 sm4rtliving.ca

​Who to Call

Collection Inquiries
Phone: 1-866-421-5625 / 905-713-0005
Email: wasteline@gflenv.com

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

Hazardous Materials​
Phone: 1-877-464-9675

​Recycling and Waste Collection Links​


W​aste, Recycling an​d Green Bin Collection Route Map

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