Reminder: Double-Up Days are back this week or next

garbage bags, toilet, chair at the curb

In case you forgot, the City of Vaughan’s Double-Up Days are this week or next week – depending on your regularly scheduled collection day. If you have extra garbage to offload, you can place up to six garbage items curbside, and no paid tags are required.


Ahead of your collection day, keep these tips in mind:

  • Place your items at the curb in the morning, when possible, and no later than 7 a.m. on your collection day. Crews will not return for items set out late.
  • 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 also picks up toilets curbside. Two-piece toilets must be disassembled to be collected. Watch this short video on how to properly 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 pick up webpage
  • All household hazardous waste (such as batteries, cleaners and paint), electronic waste (such as cellphones and laptops) and liquid cooking oils are not collected curbside and must be taken to a York Region waste depot for safe disposal.


Don’t forget to use your blue box and green bin!

Before setting your waste at the curb for Double-Up Days, check if any items belong in the blue box or green bin. If you’re unsure where to dispose of an item, 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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