​​​​The Blue Box recycling program was introduced to collect all recyclable material. 

Blue boxes are collected every week. All blue boxes must be placed by the curb prior to 7 a.m. on your collection day (except Yonge Street and Industrial Parkway which is 6 a.m.).

What can be included in your Blue Box

Please find below a guideline for recycling paper products, corrugated cardboard, beverage cartons, metal, plastic and glass. Please remember to combine recyclables into one blue box - sorting is not required.

Materials Accepted​​​What to
How to PrepareNOT

*Spiral Wound Containers

 ​*New to Blue Box Program. If you have any questions or co​​ncerns about this addition please email 
environmentalservices@york.ca or call 1-877-449-9675 ext. 3000

​Cylindrical containers comprised of a paperboard body, steel base, and optional plastic lid - a typical example is the Pillsbury Dough package.​

Paper ProductsPaper items, such as cereal boxes, newspapers, magazines, telephone books, office paper and junk mail (window envelopes are okay).Remove plastic windows from pasta boxes, etc., covers from hard cover books, and plastic sleeves from newspapers and magazines.Soiled paper, paper towels, tissues, waxed paper, shredded paper, cookie bags, chip bags. NO plastic bags.
Corrugated CardboardAll corrugated cardboard - remove plastic wrap from water bottle trays (staples are okay).Flatten and tie in bundles no larger than 60cm x 60cm x 30 cm (36" x 36" x 8").No boxes with heavy food or grease stains (e.g. greasy pizza boxes can go in Green Bin).
Beverage Cartons
Tetra Pak® packages and milk/juice cartons/boxes.Rinse and do NOT flatten.No plastic wrap or straws. No foil pouches (e.g. Kool-Aid Jammers).
Coffee cups
MetalAll food/beverage metal cans, empty aerosol cans, empty & dry metal paint cans with lids removed. CLEAN aluminum foil/trays/plates.Rinse. Do NOT crush cans. Foil needs to be in loose balls of at least 3" diameter.No coat hangers, pots/pans, kitchen utensils or batteries. No propane cylinders.
Most rigid plastic containers including food containers, household cleaners, shampoo bottles and microwave trays.Rinse and leave lids on.

No toys, plastic bags, film or bubble wrap, Styrofoam, foam egg trays, lawn furniture, garden hoses. 
No motor oil containers, black plastic, crushed water bottles

water barrels, backyard composters, green bins and blue boxes.

GlassAll clear or coloured glass bottles and jars.Rinse, include lids separately.
No glass cookware, light bulbs, window or mirror glass, drinking glasses or ceramics (plates, mugs, etc.).


​Additional Blue Boxes

Purchased blue boxes

Additional blue boxes may be purchased for $10.25 at the Aurora Town Hall  from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. with extended hours till 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. 

Please note: We do not have blue boxes on site at Aurora Town Hall. Residents must come in to pay for the blue box and obtain a receipt. Once a receipt is issued, residents can pickup the blue box at 14131 Bayview Ave in Aurora or request the box is delivered curbside. 

Replacement blue boxes

Residents can request a box replacement by bringing the damaged box to 14131 Bayview Ave to receive a new one or alternatively by calling our contractor Green for Life (GFL) at 1-866-421-5625 to request a replacement bin. All replacement bins must be to the curb on the date of exchange agreed with our contractor GFL in order to receive a replacement.

Kitchen Catchers

Can be purchased at Town Hall for $5.25 and delivered or alternatively picked up at the GFL location (14131 Bayview Avenue) once payment has been made at Town.

New Residents

New residents can request a new resident package in person at the Town Hall or by calling
905-727-1375. Please note: we do not have the blue or green boxes on-site. They will either be delivered curbside or you can pick them up after speak with a customer service representative at Aurora Town Hall.

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