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Public Service Announcements


It’s time. When you change your clocks, change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

Posted on October 30, 2019 10:30 AM

Clarington Emergency and Fire Services is reminding residents to install new batteries in their smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms when daylight saving ends on November 3.

“For smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms to do their job, they need to have working batteries,” explained Clarington Fire Chief Gord Weir. “Residents should make a habit of replacing old batteries with new ones whenever the clocks change. This is also a great time to practice your home fire escape plan with your...

Durham Region reminds residents of special waste collection services

Posted on October 09, 2019 04:00 AM

Whitby, Ontario – If you have an old appliance, toilet, couch or television that you need collected, the Region of Durham offers free special curbside collection services for households in Ajax, Brock, Clarington, Pickering, Scugog and Uxbridge.

Scheduling a special waste collection is fast and convenient. You can schedule collection online at, on your mobile device using the Durham Region Waste App, or by calling 905-697-5300 or 1-800-667-5671.

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Durham Region’s Waste Management Call Centre has a new phone number: 905-697-5300

Posted on September 27, 2019 09:00 AM

Durham Region’s Works Department advises residents that the Waste Management Call Centre has a new phone number: 905-697-5300. For more details, visit the Region of Durham website

New regional Smoking and Vaping By-law now in effect

Posted on September 16, 2019 11:45 AM

Whitby, Ontario, Sept. 16, 2019 – A new regional Smoking and Vaping By-law, regulating smoking and vaping of tobacco, vapour products and cannabis in public places and the workplace, has been approved and is now in effect. The previous Smoke-Free By-Law, which regulated smoking in public places and the workplace, has now been revoked.

The new regional Smoking and Vaping By-law addresses smoking and vaping of any substance intended to be inhaled including nicotine, cannabis and medical cannabis,...

Protect waste collection workers from broken glass, syringes and sharp objects

Posted on June 27, 2019 02:30 AM

Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department is reminding residents to keep the health and safety of waste collection operators in mind when they set out their waste for curbside collection.

“We have had a couple close calls recently — waste collection operators can be severely injured when collecting a garbage bag containing pieces of broken glass, unwanted hypodermic needles, syringes or broken porcelain,” said Craig Bartlett, Manager of Waste Operations. “For...

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