Recycling Depots & Drop Off Centres

Recycling Depots & Drop Off Centres

What You Need to Know Before You Go

  • Expect longer wait times, arrive 30-45 minutes prior to closing
  • Mandatory use of masks and face covering when visiting the depots 
  • 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 others (2 metres/6 feet)
  • Attendants will not assist with unloading items from visitors’ vehicles
  • Consider holding onto items longer to limit your visits
  • Upon arrival, please follow 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
  • When exiting the depot, you must use hand sanitizer and directly return to your vehicle

More Info to Know:

  • Green Bins and Blue Boxes are available for purchase or replacement. Debit/credit payment only.
  • Green bins and blue boxes are also available for purchase at local home stores such as Home Depot, Rona, Walmart and Home Hardware. Note; only Markham-branded bins that are broken can be exchanged.
  • 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

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