A list of upcoming garbage, recycling and composting events in Aurora.

Community Cleanup Day -  POSTPONED - DATE TBA

Due to the Provincial Emergency Break this event is postponed. A new date will be announced in the coming weeks.

Town of Aurora is holding its annual cleanup event to help keep our community litter-free. 

The cleanup will be held over two days. You can participate by following the steps below:

  1. Sign-up to participate and receive a cleanup kit (while supplies last). The kit includes, two garbage bags, one clear recycling bag, one pair of nitrile gloves and safety tips.

  2. Choose a public park, greenspace or trail to clean (target locations are listed below).

  3. Follow the safety tips provided in the kit. Please cleanup in small groups, avoid large groups and follow provincial orders while participating.

  4. Place the garbage in the black bags and recycling in the clear bags.

  5. When you are finished, leave your garbage and recycling bags in the park or the location you have cleaned up. Please email cleanup or call 905-727-3123 ext. 3447 to indicate the location where your bags or large items need to be picked up.

  6. Tag us in your before and after photos on Facebook @townofaurora and using the hashtag #auroracleanup.

  7. Cleanup kits are available for pick up at the Joint Operations Centre, 229 Industrial Parkway North on: POSTPONED - Date TBA

  8. Target locations for the cleanup are:

  • John West Way

  • Alex Brodie Drive

  • Vandorf Sideroad

  • River Ridge Boulevard

  • Earl Stewart Drive

  • Issacson Court

  • Henderson Drive

  • Stone Road

  • First Commerce Drive

  • Desjardins Way

  • William Graham Drive

  • Old Bloomington Road

  • St. John’s Sideroad

  • and all storm water management ponds

To register for the cleanup, please email cleanup or call Access Aurora at 905-727-1375.


Curbside Giveaway Days - Saturday April 24 (Postponed Date TBA), May 29, June 26, July 24 and August 28, 2021
During Curbside Giveaway Days, Aurora residents are invited to place unwanted, gently used items clearly labelled FREE at the curb for other residents to take for their own use, free of charge. This helps divert unwanted items out of landfill. All uncollected items should be removed from the curb after 5 p.m. 
Compost Giveaway - CANCELLED

Due to the Provincial stay-at-home orders this event has been cancelled.


Calling all gardeners! Don't miss our FREE compost giveaway event.

Saturday, May 15, 2021
Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex (SARC) located at 1400 Wellington Street East. 

Bring your buckets, shovels, and gloves and head to the SARC’s rear parking lot anytime between 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Compost will be available rain or shine as long as supplies last. Please note that limits will be in effect and that quantities are first-come, first-serve.

This giveaway is our way of saying thank you to all homeowners who take part in our regional and municipal organics collection programs, helping make Aurora a greener and more sustainable home for all.

For more information, please contact Amanda Cutler.

E-Waste Days - Saturday, May 29 and Saturday, October 23, 2021

E-waste is collected and processed by Quantum Lifecycle Partners LP. For more information, please call 905-727-1375. 

Ensure your electronics are recycled at a facility that has been approved by the Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES). OES is a non-profindustry funded organization that oversees electronics recycling through a network of approved collection sites and processors across the province. All OES processors are audited against criteria developed by Electronic Product Stewardship Canada to ensure that electronics are managed in an environmentally sound manner.

Community Garage Sale - Saturday, June 5, 2021
Need to declutter? Do you have stuff that doesn’t spark joy in your life?
Rain or Shine, bring your treasures to our second annual Community Garage Sale.