Garbage and Recycling App

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

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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
In-Person

To purchase recycling bins in person, please visit Aurora Town Hall:

The Access Aurora Customer Service Desk is located at the Aurora Town Hall, 100 John West Way, open Monday to Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, main entrance.
Access Aurora accepts payments in cash, cheque and/or credit card (VISA MC only)

2022 Recycle Bin Prices
TypePrice
Blue Bin $15 (Tax included)
Green Bin $30 (Tax included)
Kitchen Catcher $8 (Tax included)
Mail

You can send us your request for new bins along with payment (cheque only, no cash)

Please make sure the cheque is made out to “Town of Aurora” and reflects the correct payment amount. Please include the following information:

  • Type and quantity of bins you wish to purchase
  • Your name, address and phone number

Please main-in your request to purchase recycle bins to this address:

Town of Aurora
100 John West Way
Aurora ON L4G 6J1

Joint Operations Centre (JOC) Drop-Box

The JOC is not open to the public at this time, however there is a drop box located at the at the main entrance: Joint Operations Centre, 229 Industrial Parkway North, Aurora, ON L4G 4C4 

Please make sure the cheque is made out to “Town of Aurora” and reflects the correct payment amount and please include your order information with the cheque.

Credit Card Payment - Remote Option

To pay by Credit Card remotely, you must contact the Town by calling 905-727-1375 or e-mail info@aurora.ca.

A Customer Services Representative at Access Aurora will e-mail you a credit card payment authorization form. Once you return the completed form your payment will be processed and the purchased bin(s) will be delivered the following week on your collection day. 

Replacement Green Bins

Residents can request a box replacement 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.

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)