Recycling Depots & Drop Off Centres

Recycling Depots & Drop Off Centres

Markham Recycling Depots will remain open during GREY-LOCKDOWN. Please bring your recyclables and kindness, our Depot Attendants greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness during this difficult time. Take time to read the guidelines below and thank you for your continued support in keeping Markham safe. 

What You Need to Know Before You Go

  • Green Bin and Blue Box purchases/exchanges have been suspended until further notice to reduce potential transmission of the virus.
  • Green bins and blue boxes are available for purchase at local home stores such as Home Depot, Rona, Walmart and Home Hardware. Note; we can only exchange Markham-branded bins that are broken.
  • 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 
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