Garbage, Recycling & Composting

The Region of Durham provides residential collection services, waste disposal services and various initiatives to the community of Ajax. For more information on these services, please refer to the following areas:

Region of Durham - Waste Management

Visit the Region of Durham Waste Management website for detailed information on everything waste related, including these frequently visited areas:

Special Community Waste Events

Through partnerships with local municipalities, the Region of Durham Works Department hosts many special community waste events throughout the year, including the Compost Give Away, E-waste Collection and Household Hazardous Waste Collection.

Durham Region services at the Town of Ajax

The Town of Ajax is pleased to offer the following Durham Region services as a convenience to our residents.  Please see the chart below to see what resources are available at which facilities.

Waste collection calendars

Waste collection calendars can be viewed online or picked up at some of our facilities.

Garbage bag tags

Residents are required to tag each bag of garbage over the four bag limit on their designated waste collection day.

Blue Bins and Green Bins

Large blue bins, small blue bins and green bins are available for purchase at several Town of Ajax facilities.  We only sell new bins.  Exchanges for cracked and broken blue bins and green bins can be done through Durham Region at 4600 Garrard Rd in Whitby or at one of our special community waste events.

  Garbage Bag Tags ($2.50)* Small Blue Bins ($6) Large Blue Bins ($6) Green Bins ($15) Waste Collection Calendar 
 Town Hall
 65 Harwood Ave. S.
 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Operations Centre
 800 Salem Rd. N.
 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
 Ajax Community Centre
 75 Centennial Rd.
 Yes Yes Yes Yes No
 McLean Community Centre
 95 Magill Dr.
 Yes Yes Yes Yes No
 Audley Recreation Centre 
1955 Audley Rd. N.
 Yes Yes Yes Yes No


* Please note, as of May 1st 2014 the price of garbage tags is increasing from $1.50 to $2.50.

New Residents to Ajax

New residents to Ajax are encouraged to participate in the residential curbside waste diversion programs available to them.

In order to assist you the Region of Durham  will provide you two complimentary Blue Boxes (one for paper, one for containers), one curbside Green Bin, one kitchen container, some sample liner bags, and a waste management calendar delivered to the front porch of your home.

 Please allow up to 15 business days for delivery.

To order your kit please fill out: 

Durham Region Works New Resident Form found at www.durham.ca/waste


Call 905-579-5264 or 1-800-667-5671

Sign-up for the E-Newsletter to receive updates on waste management programs in the Region of Durham.

Other useful links:

Hazardous Waste Drop Off Locations

Plastic bag recycling

Polystyrene recycling program

Used tires return program

Reusable goods program

Order your 'new residents diversion kit'