What Goes Where?

Use this feature below to determine how to sort waste into the green bin, blue box or garbage.

Search instructions

Enter the item that is being disposed of in the text box below and select from the list. If the item you’re searching for is not displayed, please contact Service Vaughan at 905-832-2281 or email service@vaughan.ca.


Before an item is tossed away for good, see if it can be recycled for a new purpose. Donate gently used items at a local shelter or charitable organization, or participate in the City’s Curbside Giveaway Days.


Visit York Region’s waste depots webpage to learn how to dispose of items and household hazardous waste that the City does not collect.


View the City's What Goes Where Guide (PDF) for more waste sorting information.


Download the Recycle Coach app

Did you know there’s an app for keeping track of your waste collection schedule, learning what waste items go where and more? Download Recycle Coach to your smart device for free from Google Play or the Apple App Store. You can also sign up for optional notifications to your device reminding you when it’s time to place your waste at the curb!