Got extra garbage?

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Double-Up Days are back the weeks of June 13 or June 20


Get ready for the next Double-Up Days – back during the weeks of June 13 or June 20, depending on your scheduled collection day! Instead of a three-item garbage limit, you can place up to six items at the curb on those dates with no paid garbage tags required.


Here are some collection day reminders:

  • Place your items at the curb in the morning, when possible, and no later than 7 a.m. the day of collection.
  • Large or bulky items, such as mattresses, chairs and tables, can be placed curbside, and each piece counts as one item toward the six-item limit. Read the guidelines for setting out large or bulky items for more details.
    • The City of Vaughan also picks up toilets curbside. Two-piece toilets must be disassembled to be collected. Watch this short video on how to disassemble a two-piece toilet.
  • Large metal items and appliances, such as dishwashers and refrigerators, are collected by appointment only on Thursdays. Book an appointment and pay through Service Vaughan or call the City at 905-832-2281. For more information, visit the City’s appliance and metal pickup webpage.
  • All household hazardous waste (such as batteries, cleaners, paint and pool chemicals) and electronic waste (such as cellphones and laptops) are not collected curbside and must be taken to a York Region waste depot for safe disposal.


Visit to view your 2023 blue or yellow zone collection schedule.


What goes where?

If you’re unsure what items go where, use the online ‘What Goes Where?’ sorting tool to easily check using the search function. You can also download the free Recycle Coach app from the Apple App Store or Google Play for more sorting help. The app also provides waste-less tips and a personalized collection schedule with optional alerts on what to put to the curb each week.


For more information on waste collection in Vaughan, visit


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