Important Safety Information

  • Masks, gloves and wipes go in your clear bag garbage:
    • Do not put in your green bin or blue box
    • Ensure all garbage bags are closed and secured - unbagged or loose garbage will not be collected
    • Do not flush any disposable or baby wipes down the toilet
  • Always wash your hands with soap and water after handling any waste material
  • Rinse your green bin and blue box regularly
  • For your safety and that of our waste collectors, it’s vital that you respect physical distancing – keep a distance of 2 metres (6 feet) at all times
  • For those who are sick with or who tested positive for COVID-19:

Services Available

  • Curbside organic, garbage and recycling collection will continue according to the 2020 Collection Schedule (don’t forget to use our What Goes Where tool).
  • Collection of leaf and yard material is scheduled to begin on April 21 and will be collected every two weeks.
    • Please store yard material on your property until regular bi-weekly collection begins and to refer to the updated online 2020 Collection Schedule for your start date.
    • If your space is limited, you can bring your yard material to a public drop-off location. Always call ahead for hours of operation. Fees may apply.
  • Markham Household Hazardous Waste Depot and Elgin Mills Community Environmental Centre are open to the public until further notice. Find out what items are accepted and hours of operation.
  • Textile donations
    • We ask that you minimize your donations if possible, as not to overload collection and processing resources.
    • All donated textiles must be clean and dry.
    • We can’t take textiles that have any health or safety concerns.