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.
A maximum of three (3) bags/cans/items of garbage every two weeks.
Attention Hollandview Trail, Baywell Crescent, Hollidge Blvd and McMaster Residents please do not place your items on the roadway, to ensure there's no interference with winter operations.
Please be advised that beginning Thursday, December 6, 2018 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 18, 2019.
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
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 1-866-421-5625 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
2020 Christmas Tree Collection will take place during the week of January 7. 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.
Recognizing that some residents are still celebrating, we are also offering an additional Christmas tree pick up on Friday, January 18. This is by request only. Please submit your request along with your address to GZinck@aurora.ca. Trees should be placed curbside by 7 a.m. to ensure pickup.
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 10 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 Environmental Centre.
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.