Adopt-a-Park, Trail or Road program 

Did you know that Ajax has over 450 km of roads, 600 hectares of parkland and over 70 km of trails?

Individuals, community groups and businesses are invited to initiate a one-time litter pick, or adopt a space in Ajax, on an ongoing basis. It may be your local park or playground, a section of the waterfront, or a favorite creek area. If you prefer, you can contact Operations & Environmental Services, and we'll suggest an area for you.

For more information download the Official Adopt-a-Park, Trail or Road Program Brochure.

Why Adopt?

You and your group will help the environment by removing garbage from trails, parks, school grounds and roadways. Adopting a space is a great activity for embedding a corporate or community event, plus it allows you to give back to the community, feel a sense of accomplishment and get to spend some time in your local space.

Program Requirements

  • Commit to clean their adopted area twice a year for a minimum of 2 years.
  • Follow all health and safety guidelines outlined in the safety video
  • Appoint a representative to act on behalf of the group
  • Notify the Town 48 hours prior to a clean-up event.
  • A sign at the adopted area
  • A certificate of appreciation
  • Bags, gloves and safety equipment* to allow you to maintain the area.

Participants Receive:

*Adopt a road only.

Interested in hosting a one off cleanup event?

The Town also supports individuals and groups who would like to organize a onetime cleanup event.

To help you get started we have prepared a set of Community Cleanup Event Guidelines to help you plan and run your event.

The Town will also provide you with a FREE cleanup kit supplying you with you of bags and gloves for your volunteers’ aswell as garbage collection after the event. We require approximately 48 hours notice to prepare you kit. For more information please contact: sustainableajax@ajax.ca 

Health and safety

Whether organizing or just taking part in a litter cleanup it is important to stay safe, please read and share the Community Cleanup Event Guidelines before starting out. 

Safety guidelines for Adopt-a-Park, Trail or Road Program volunteers

For more information please contact us at operations@ajax.ca or 905-683-2951

The Region of Durham provides residential collection services for garbage, recycling and other disposal services. 

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

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.

Table 1: Durham Region waste services offered to residents by the Town of Ajax

 

 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

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 located at 4600 Garrard Rd in Whitby.

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 new resident diversion kit form

For more information contact the Region of Durham at 905-579-5264 or 1-800-667-5671
waste@durham.ca.