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Whitby changes waste drop-off timings, working on yard waste

Whitby yesterday said it has been monitoring the time and number of resident visits to its temporary waste drop-off sites located at Iroquois Park Sports Centre and McKinney Centre.

To ensure continued service and coverage during peak times as the labour strike continues, the town is changing the hours of operation at both waste drop-off locations. Both sites will be closed on Sunday, October 29, with new hours to take effect as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm.
  • Friday from 9 am to 7 pm.
  • Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.
  • Closed on Sunday

Both waste drop-off locations will close early at 4 pm on Tuesday, October 31, for Halloween.

The town said it is working on a plan to manage yard waste going forward without revealing further details.

When visiting a waste drop-off site

  • You must be a Whitby resident. Ensure you have proof of address (ex. driver’s licence, utility or tax bill) ready upon arrival.
  • Bag limits has been increased from four to six bags during this time.
  • Put all garbage and green bin organic material together in regular garbage bags.
  • Waste will be collected in bins at each site and removed regularly.

Accepted Items: 

  • Garbage
  • Green big organics (place in regular garbage bags, do not bring your green bin)
  • Halloween pumpkins will also be accepted at both sites.

Not Accepted: 

  • Yard waste (leaves, sticks, etc.)
  • Construction materials (bricks, concrete, etc.)
  • Electronic waste (old computers, phones, etc.)
  • Bulky items (couches, toilets, etc.)
  • Hazardous materials

Quick Facts

  • Regular curbside garbage and green bin collection offered by the town is currently suspended in all areas outside of West Whitby (see map), which has service contracted to a third party.
  • Leaf and yard waste collection is suspended across the community until further notice.
  • Curbside blue box collection continues. It is provided by the Region of Durham and is not impacted by this strike.
  • Drop-off sites are being carefully chosen in consultation with environmental and public health authorities and regulations to minimize impact.

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