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"Target Zero"  Masks, gloves & wipes go in the garbage!

Blue box contamination

Help make waste collection safer for front line staff.

Used masks, gloves, tissues and wipes must be bagged as garbage. Do not place these items in the Blue Box, as bins containing these items will be left behind by the waste collectors.

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  • Effective Oct 19, Styrofoam Packaging is no longer collected at the curb. Learn more about this environmental initiative and how Markham is breaking free from single-use plastics!
  • Did you miss your recycling day? Drop off your blue box recyclables at any Markham Recycling Depot. Masks and face coverings are mandatory when visiting, please read the Depot Guidelines before visiting.
  • Markham residents can drop off their leaf and yard material at the Bloomington Yard Waste Depot located at 1351 Bloomington Road, Richmond Hill. Fees may apply. Visit for hours and fees.

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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