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

Community Cleanup Day

Our next community cleanup day:

  • Saturday, September 28, 2024 - 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

You can participate by following the steps below:

  1. Register to participate
  2. Choose a public park, greenspace or trail to clean (target locations listed below)
  3. Pickup your cleanup kit, while supplies last at Aurora Town Park from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  4. Follow the safety tips provided in your kit
  5. When you are finished, leave your garbage bags at the location you have cleaned up (curbside and accessible for GFL to collect).
  6. All recycling bags must be brought back to Town Park (large blue bins will be on site to dispose)
  7. Tag us in your before and after photos on Facebook @townofaurora and using the hashtag #auroracleanup.

Target locations for the cleanup are:

    • John West Way
    • Alex Brodie Drive
    • Vandorf Sideroad
    • River Ridge Boulevard
    • Earl Stewart Drive
    • Issacson Court
    • Henderson Drive (Yonge Street to Watts Meadow)
    • Stone Road
    • First Commerce Drive
    • Desjardins Way
    • William Graham Drive
    • Old Bloomington Road
    • St. John’s Sideroad
    • Industrial Parkway North and South
    • Bayview
    • Yonge Street
    • Wellington Street East and West
    • All storm water management ponds

Register to Participate

Community Cleanup Day Map

Please dress for all weather conditions. Thank you for helping to keep Aurora beautiful!

Thank you to our 2024 sponsors:

Home Hardware, Home Depot & Aurora Green Storage

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Curbside Giveaway Days

Participate in the 2024 Curbside Giveaway Days on the following weekends:

  • Saturday, April 27 to Sunday, April 28, 2024
  • Saturday, May 25 to Sunday, May 26, 2024
  • Saturday, June 29 to Sunday, June 30, 2024
  • Saturday, July 27 to Sunday, July 28, 2024
  • Saturday, August 24 to Sunday, August 25, 2024
  • Saturday, September 28 to Sunday, September 29, 2024
  • Saturday, October 26 to Sunday, October 27, 2024

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. on the Sunday.

Rain Barrel Event

We're thrilled to announce our partnership with Enviro World to raise awareness about water conservation.

From March 25 to May 20, 2024, Aurora residents can purchase a rain barrel online for only $70. Join us in preserving water, reducing run-off, and cutting costs! 

Rain barrels help conserve water, reduce stormwater run-off, and saves water for your gardens.

How to order

  1. Place your online order by May 20
  2. Pick-up your rain barrel on May 25 at the JOC (229 Industrial Parkway North) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  3. Bring your proof of purchase and your ID

Rain Barrel Benefits

  • Rainwater is better for your plants and gardens.
  • Saves money by lowering your water consumption.
  • Reduces the amount of rainwater run-off from the sewer systems during storms.
  • Conserves water that can be used for watering plans and cleaning.
  • Better for plants as it contains nutrients, like nitrogen, that they require.
E-Waste Days 

E-waste days take place on:

  • Saturday, January 20, 2024
  • Saturday, May 11, 2024
  • Saturday, October 26, 2024

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Joint Operations Centre - 229 Industrial Parkway North.

Looking to safely dispose of old or unwanted electronics. Look no further! Join us at one of our E-Waste Collection events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Joint Operations Centre - 229 Industrial Parkway North.

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-profit industry 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.

Acceptable Items for E-waste collection

Items include information technology, telecommunications and audio-visual equipment that have a primary purpose of collecting, storing, processing, presenting or communicating information, including sounds and images, recording or reproducing sounds and images. Batteries supplied with the equipment are also accepted.

These include, but are not limited to:

Display Devices (includes various technologies (e.g. CRT, LED, LCD, plasma)

  • Televisions
  • Monitors
  • E-readers

Telephones & Accessories

  • Corded and cordless phones (with electrical base stations)
  • Telephone answering machines
  • Cell phones
  • Headsets and hands-free accessories

Computers & Accessories

  • Desktop computers
  • Portable computers (e.g. laptops, tablets, notebooks)
  • Keyboards, mice, cables, webcams, hard drives, USB flash drives/sticks etc.

Printing, Copying & Scanning Equipment (includes desktop and floor-standing)

  • Printers, including printer cartridges
  • Scanners
  • Fax machines
  • Photocopiers
  • Multi-Function Devices

Stationary & Portable Audio/Video Systems

  • Stereos, radios, tuners, turntables, record, cassette players
  • Speakers, amplifiers, receivers
  • CD, VCR, DVD, Blu-ray, PVR players/recorders
  • Digital media (e.g. MP3) players
  • Docking stations for portable digital players, speakers
  • Audio and/or voice recorders
  • Headphones and microphones (wired and wireless)
  • Projectors (e.g. digital, multimedia, video)
  • Video game consoles, handheld video game systems
  • Baby monitors and receivers

Musical Instruments & Equipment

  • Any musical instrument designed to be used with an electrical charge (with cord, battery or both), e.g. battery-powered keyboards, digital pianos
  • Electronic tuners, metronomes or combination devices
  • Amplifiers, mixers, pedal boards, synthesizers

Other

  • Cameras (e.g. digital, video, single-use disposable, security)
  • Calculators
  • Smart watches
  • Smart glasses
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers and components
  • Drones with audio or visual recording equipment
  • Peripherals and cables used to support the function of information technology, telecommunications and audio-visual equipment (e.g. charging equipment, remote controls)
  • Parts of information technology, telecommunications and audio-visual equipment sold separately (e.g. hard drives, modems, routers)
  • Handheld point-of-sale terminals or devices

Please note: If an item has an electrical cord, it does not mean it is considered electronic waste.

Items not accepted include, but are not limited to:

  • Appliances, e.g. fridge, freezer, microwave oven, kettle, coffee maker, blender
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Air conditioners, fans
  • Power tools
  • Children’s toys
  • Textiles, clothing, furniture or any other upholstered and stuffed articles containing electrical/electronic equipment
  • String lights, light bulbs
  • Batteries, unless supplied with the electrical/electronic equipment
  • Remote controls, unless supplied with the electrical/electronic equipment
  • VHS tapes, CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs and cassettes
Community Garage Sale

Are you looking to declutter and simplify your life? Bring your unwanted treasures to our Community Garage sale to sell on Saturday, June 15.

This is a free event open to Aurora residents, but space is limited. The event will take place rain or shine. No business vendors please.

To participate you must register by Friday, June 7 to reserve your spot. A food vendor will be on-site for a nominal fee.

To register, simply fill out the online form and gather the household items you want to sell.

Event seller information

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation that your spot has been secured.

  • You will be provided with two parking spots to sell your items.
  • All registered participants are required to bring their own tables, chairs, and tents. Any items that were not sold must be taken away. Garbage collection will not be provided. All participants are responsible for their own waste.
  • No food, vendors or businesses are permitted to participate at this event.
  • A food donation is required for the use of the parking spots. A bin will be on site Saturday morning to drop off all food donations. All donations will be sent to the Aurora Food Pantry.

Additional questions can be directed to Amanda Cutler at acutler@aurora.ca

Register to sell your items

Registration will close when spots are full.

Important event seller information

Once you register, you will receive a confirmation that your spot has been secured.

  • You will be provided with two parking spots to sell your items.
  • All registered participants are required to bring their own tables, chairs, and tents. Any items that were not sold must be taken away. Garbage collection will not be provided. All participants are responsible for their own waste.
  • You must have all items setup up at the Aurora Community Centre Parking lot
    (1 Community Centre Lane, Aurora) by 8:45 a.m. and all items must be removed and cleaned up by 2 p.m.
  • No food, vendors or businesses are permitted to participate at this event.
  • A food donation is required for the use of the parking spots. A bin will be on site Saturday morning to drop off all food donations. All donations will be sent to the Aurora Food Pantry.

Please note this is a cash only Garage Sale.

Additional questions can be directed to Amanda Cutler at acutler@aurora.ca


Going Treasure Hunting?

Join us on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at the Aurora Community Centre Parking lot (1 Community Centre Lane, Aurora) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for our Community Garage Sale.

Don't miss out on this exciting event. Hunt for some new treasures, household items and more.

A food vendor will be on-site for a nominal fee. Entertainment provided by Dave's Vinyl Party.