Christmas Tree Collection

Christmas tree collection will take place the week of January 16, 2023.

Trees will be picked up on your scheduled collection day. Please have your trees set out to the curb by 7 a.m.

Decorations, tree skirts and plastic tree bags must be removed before putting your tree out at the curb for pick up. Trees cannot exceed 1.8 m (6 ft).

Please note: Crews will not dig through snow or climb a snowbank to retrieve a tree.

To the Curb by 7 a.m.

Residents are reminded that all waste and recycling items must be placed at the curbside by 7 a.m. on the morning of your collection day to ensure all material is picked up. Collection crews are unable to return for late setouts.

Please place your waste bins in a visible location at the end of your driveway and not on the roadway, sidewalk, or snowbank. Clear an area to place your bins and keep them back from the road. Snow plows cannot effectively clear the roads if bins are placed on the roadway and collection crews will not dig out or retrieve your bins from snowbanks.

Waste bins do not belong on the road

Please place your garbage, recycling and green bins in a visible location at the end of your driveway and NOT on the roadway, sidewalk, or snowbank. 

Make sure to clear an area to place your bins out and keep them back from the road. Collection crews will not dig out or retrieve your bins from snowbanks.

Placing your waste and recycling bins on the roadway is a violation of the Collection Solid Waste and Recyclable Materials By-Law 5590-14 and GFL will not pick up any garbage or recycling bins from the roadway.

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2023 Waste and Recycling Calendar

The 2023 Waste and Recycling Calendars will be delivered to households via Canada Post by the third week in December.

Calendars can also be picked up at Aurora Town Hall starting Tuesday, December 20.
Download your copy today by clicking on the calendar image or link below.

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View the 2023 Waste Calendar. This guide provides information on waste and recycling pick up schedules, disposal tips on waste and recycling and local event information about compost giveaway days, textile events and more! Limited hard copies are available at Access Aurora located at Aurora Town Hall. For more information about missed collections and broken bins please email GFL or call 1-866-421-5625. 

 

 

Windy Day Tips
On windy days, the lighter contents in blue boxes can often be found blowing out of bins resulting in litter on our streets and on our neighbour’s properties. When debris and litter fall on a residential property it’s the responsibility of the homeowner to clean it up as per the Clean Communities By-law 6257-20. Please be considerate when packing your blue boxes and use the suggestions below to keep your blue box contents in their place.
  • Place heavier items such as books and magazines on top of the lighter items. This should help prevent light blue box materials (such as paper) from blowing out of the bin and littering the streets.
  • Bundle cardboard and newspapers separately. These bundles can act as a 'lid' for your blue box.
  • On windy days, consider putting your recycling boxes out for collection in the morning, rather than the night before or skip that week's collection and place your recycling out for following week if your blue boxes aren't full.
  • Please keep plastic bags/film plastic, styrofoam (including take out containers) and disposal coffee and soft drink cups out of the blue box. These items are not recyclable in our program and should be placed in the garbage.
  • Don't overfill your blue box, keep material below the rim to prevent the wind from catching it and blowing it out of the bin.

There is no limit to the number of blue boxes residents can put out for weekly collection.  Additional blue boxes can be purchased for $15 tax included. Please call Access Aurora at 905-727-1375 to purchase a new bin. Bins will be delivered by Green for Life (GFL) within a week after purchase.

Please help to keep our community litter-free.

Attention Hollandview Trail and Baywell Cres. Residents

Green for Life (GFL) will start to collect all recycling and garbage on the side streets  due to the snow which creates narrow back lane ways in the winter time starting Thursday, December 8, 2022.

Please note, we will return to collecting recycling and garbage in the back lane ways starting Thursday, April 20, 2023.

As a reminder, please place your Blue Box, Green Bin and garbage at the curb by 7 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day. For inquiries please contact 365-500-3146.

Garbage and Recycling App

Stay up to date on collection days and have all your garbage and recycling questions answered all in one place! Download the Recycle Coach app here:

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