The Region of Durham is responsible for collection and disposal of all residential waste in Pickering. This includes garbage, recycling, green bin, yard waste and large items. Visit or download their app to find your pick up schedule, and seasonal collection dates. 

Follow the links below for more information on waste diversion, collection dates and disposal facilities. Note that most links will redirect to the Region of Durham website.

NEW - The City of Pickering is pleased to offer its residents the opportunity to purchase new blue and green bins along with lids for your blue bins. Blue boxes, blue box lids, curbside green bin and kitchen containers are now available for purchase at the front desk of the Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex (1867 Valley Farm Road).

Exchanges for cracked and/or broken blue and green bins can be swapped out free of charge only through the Region of Durham at their Waste Management Centre located at 4600 Garrard Road North in Whitby or annually at the City of Pickering’s spring compost giveaway. Please check out the Region of Durham’s website for up to date information and operating hours.

2023 Bin & Lid Pricing

Per unit pricing (HST included)

  • 23.5-gallon Blue Box - $11.00 each
  • Blue Box lid made from recycled tires - $13.00 each
  • Kitchen container for food waste - $4.00 each
  • Curbside green bin - $19.00 each
*all sales are subject to a 3 percent charge to cover processing/transaction fees.

Waste Related Programs

The Region of Durham offers the following waste related programs:

Learn what the City of Pickering is doing to help promote a clean and safe environment for residents and visitors:

Visit the Region of Durham website or email the Works Department at for more information.