Durham Region eliminating paper waste management calendars

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Published March 17, 2023 at 2:25 pm

The Region of Durham is putting an end to waste management calendars to reduce the impact on the environment.

As part of Durham’s Long-term Waste Management Plan to mitigate environmental impacts, paper waste collection calendars will no longer be distributed to households. Residents in Ajax, Clarington, Pickering, Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge are encouraged to download the Durham Region Waste App or access the online collection calendar at durham.ca/waste.

Paper waste collection calendars were historically sent to household receiving curbside collection every year but the When and Where calendars distributed for 2023 were the final full printing and distribution for residents of the Town of Ajax, Municipality of Clarington, City of Pickering, and Townships of Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge.

(A limited number of paper calendars will still be available upon request in October. To request a copy email [email protected], or call 311 (within Regional limits) or toll-free at 1-800-372-1102.)

Eliminating the distribution of printed calendars is more cost effective while also reducing the Region’s carbon footprint.

The Durham Region Waste App, available on Google Play or in the App Store, is free to download and provides residents with customized collection schedules, reminders about collection days, a Know Before You Throw search tool, service alerts and more.

Waste management information is also available through Smart Home Devices by asking Google Home or Amazon Alexa for myDurham 311 Smart Home Device Service and your waste collection schedule.

The City of Oshawa and Town of Whitby are also eliminating the distribution of paper waste collection calendars to their residents. Oshawa residents of the City of Oshawa can download the Durham Region Waste App or access the online collection calendar at oshawa.ca/waste. Residents of Whitby can download the Whitby Waste Buddy App or access their calendars through whitby.ca/waste.

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