Whitby, Ontario – As an essential service, the Region of Durham advises residents that summer hours at its Waste Management Facilities in Oshawa and Scugog are back starting on Tuesday, May 5. The facilities will be open for extended hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays only from the first Tuesday in May until the first Tuesday in October.

When: Tuesdays only;Tuesday, May 5 to Tuesday, October 6. Extended hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: OshawaWaste Management Facility, 1640 Ritson Road North in Oshawa; and Port Perry Waste Management Facility, 1623 Reach Street in Port Perry.

Why: Extended hours are being offered on Tuesdays only during the busy spring and summer months. Wednesdays to Saturdays, the facilities will be open for regular hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The facilities are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Note: COVID-19 physical distancing protocols at Durham’s Waste Management Facilities now require proof of residency to be shown to help ensure that the Regional Waste Management Facilities are used by Region of Durham residents only. Leaf and yard waste is not currently being collected at these facilities, however it is still accepted at the curb.

Please also be advised, in response to COVID-19, the Region of Durham is ensuring that our services identified as essential by the Province of Ontario, including waste management, continue to be provided safely to protect the environment and the public.