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Markham Household Hazardous & Electronics Waste Depot will be closed from Thursday July 29th to Friday August 13th for parking lot repaving. Regular depot hours will resume Saturday, August 14.   

Residents can take their hazardous waste to the next closest location:

Elgin Mills Community Environmental Centre

1124 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill

Approximate driving distance from Rodick Road is 12 km (15 to 20 minutes driving time).

For all York Region Waste Depot locations and hours of operation, please visit


Markham Recycling Depots are CLOSED on Monday August 2

For hours, locations and Covid-19 protocols, visit Markham Recycling Depot Homepage

Make the Most of Your Recyclables!

Ensure your clean & empty material gets recycled properly. 

  • Do not bag your recyclables. Keep loose in your blue box. Plastic bags full of recyclables cannot be opened at the sorting facility and will be sent to the landfill.

    • Don’t let your recyclables become litter. Prevent wind-blown litter from your blue box!
    • Put out in the morning on windy days, not the night before;

    • Don't overload your blue box, keep the material below the rim;

    • Bundle newspapers, flatten cereal boxes and place them on top
    • Grab another blue box

  • Keep organic waste and garbage out of the blue box!

Keep Your Collectors Safe! 

  • Masks, gloves, tissues and wipes go in your clear bag garbage. Do not place these items in your blue box. For the health and safety of our front line staff, bins containing these items will be left behind.

  • Hot, humid weather makes curbside collection difficult!

    • Have all material at your curb by 7:00 AM

    • Ensure all items for collection are easily accessible and properly sorted

    • Bulky items should be stored for collection on a cooler day

    • Reduce odours by regularly cleaning all your containers 

What We Recycle

Green Bin

Blue Box

Clear Bag Garbage

Yard Material

Appliances & Metal Items


Household Hazardous Waste


Apartment & Condo Recycling

Furniture & Bulky Items

Single-Use Plastics

Recycling Depots & Drop Off Centres

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