Important Safety Information

  • Masks, gloves and wipes go in your clear bag garbage:
    • Do not put in your blue box or green bin
    • 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

  • Markham Recycling Depots are open with COVID-19 health and safety measures in place. Read all Guidelines before you visit.
  • Leaf and yard material is scheduled to begin on April 6 and will be collected every two weeks. Follow your Collection Schedule for your start date.
    • Set up personalized reminders so you never miss another collection day
    • Don’t forget to use our What Goes Where tool
  • 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 are accepted:
    • Bag all donated textiles; keep them clean and dry.
    • We can’t take textiles that have any health or safety concerns.
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