Recycling Depots & Drop Off Centres

Recycling Depots & Drop Off Centres

Markham Recycling Depots are open with COVID-19 health and safety measures in place. Read all the guidelines below before you visit.

What You Need to Know Before You Go

  • Arrive 30-45 minutes prior to closing, expect longer wait times
  • Consider holding onto your items longer to limit your visits

Upon Arrival 

  • Please follow all instructional signage 
  • Visitors are required to enter a vehicle lineup. (May close more than 30 minutes before depot closing). 
  • You must remain in your vehicle until directed by attendants
  • Visitors will be required to enter and exit through specific doors
  • Mandatory use of masks and face covering when visiting the depots 
  • Active screening Visitors will be asked COVID-19 screening questions before entering
  • A maximum of two (2) visitors allowed in the facility at a time – longer wait times may occur
  • Visitors are asked to keep their distance from Depot Attendants and all others (2 metres/6 feet)
  • When exiting the depot, you must use hand sanitizer and directly return to your vehicle

More Info to Know:

  • Textile donations can be placed in any Markham-branded donation bin, located across the City
  • Compact fluorescent lightbulbs, household batteries can be dropped at Markham Household Hazardous Waste Depot.
  • Tires can be taken back to retailers and garages  find a collection site for your tires
  • Large cardboard can be broken down, securely bundled and  place beside your blue box for weekly curbside collection
  • Scrap metal items are collected monthly – call 905.477.5530 to book an appointment
  • York Region Community Environmental Centres are now accepting tires, cardboard and blue box recyclables – find out more about York Region Community Environmental Centres 

Help Us Help You:

We continue to ask residents not to engage in any disrespectful behaviour toward our staff.

Any form of harassment or abuse will not be tolerated.

Residents who continue to exhibit unsafe, abusive or aggressive behaviour towards staff may be asked to leave the depot, fined or face police charges.The City of Markham remains committed to serving our diverse community by demonstrating integrity, accountability, respect and excellent customer service. We appreciate your efforts in interacting with our employees in a respectful manner.

Our dedicated staff are working to make sure residents can safely participate in our recycling programs and greatly appreciate your kindness and patience during this difficult time.


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