Garbage and Recycling App

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Accepted Items
  • Food Products
  • Baking ingredients
  • Breads and cereals
  • Candy and confectionary products
  • Coffee grounds, filters and tea bags
  • Dairy products
  • Eggs and egg shells
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Fruits and vegetables (raw or cooked)
  • Herbs and spices
  • Meat products (including bones, fat and skin)
  • Pasta
 Paper Products
  • Boxboard (i.e. soiled, greasy french fry containers)
  • Cardboard (i.e. soiled pizza boxes)
  • Facial tissues
  • Flour and sugar bags (paper)
  • Kraft paper (meat wrap)
  • Microwavable popcorn bags
  • Molded pulp (i.e. egg cartons, food trays)
  • Muffin papers
  • Newspaper (soiled)
  • Paper plates (soiled)
  • Paper towels
  • Shredded paper (small amount)
  • Diapers
  • Feathers
  • Hair
  • Houseplants and flowers (dried and fresh cut)
  • Incontinence products
  • Nail clippings
  • Pet food
  • Pet waste, litter, bedding and fur
  • Sanitary products
  • Sawdust from untreated wood
Other
  • Diapers
  • Feathers
  • Hair
  • Houseplants and flowers (dried and fresh cut)
  • Incontinence products
  • Nail clippings
  • Pet food
  • Pet waste, litter, bedding and fur
  • Sanitary products
  • Sawdust from untreated wood
Items Not Accepted
  • Artificial flowers and plants
  • Ashes
  • Baby wipes
  • Candles
  • Carpet and rugs
  • Cigarette butts
  • Clothing, leather and textiles
  • Corks
  • Cotton balls and ear cleaners
  • Deceased animals/wildlife
  • Disposable mop sheets
  • Dryer lint
  • Dryer sheets
  • Foil
  • Gum
  • Milk bags
  • Plastic wrap and baggies
  • Soiled coffee cups
  • Styrofoam
  • Tissue paper for gift bags
  • Vacuum cleaner bags and contents
  • Wax paper
  • Wood
  • Yard Waste
Purchasing Green Bins

Additional Green Bins may be purchased for $23.00 (tax included) at the Aurora Town Hall

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

Please note, until further notice, public access to the GFL building has been suspended. 

Replacement Green Bins

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.

Please note, until further notice, public access to the GFL building has been suspended. 

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 Green or Blue bins 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.

Please ensure that all Green Bin materials are securely contained in compostable bags that are tied and closed. Please do not use twist ties. 

Green Bin Usage Tips:

  • Certified compostable bags must be used to line your green bin or kitchen catcher.
  • Absorb excess moisture by lining the bottom of the Green Bin with paper or newspapers.
  • Remove packaging or wraps from food.
  • Heavily soiled paper products with food should be composted rather than recycled (i.e. greasy paper plates).
  • Green Bin materials are not accepted at York Region depots.
  • Ensure that all organic waste material is bagged properly and securely tied.
  • Maximum size Green Bin cannot exceed 45L (12 Gallons)