New To Durham Region

A Guide To All The Tools You Need

Moving to a new neighbourhood can be enough of an adjustment especially when you need to know when garbage day is, what and what is not allowed in the green bin and recycling. Then there are other important services like finding child care centres and what times of year you can park on the street. We like to make things as easy as possible for our clients so you can find all this helpful information and more below.

Early Learning and Child Care

If you have a young family are planning one knowing where to find quality child care programs is important. Click below for the Child Care Directory and the Children’s Program Locator.

Garbage and Recycling

Each neighbourhood can differ when it comes to what is allowed in the blue box, green box and of course what days to put it all to the curb. Click below to find out what day your pick up is, arrange for a free large item pick up, what to do with your broken bins or where to get new ones. 

Roads and Traffic

Depending on the time of year you could get a hefty fine for parking on the street. Want to know if there is a delay in ploughing the street due to the weather? Report that huge pothole you just swerved around and more. Click on the link below to find out about cycling and walking, parking, road maintenance, construction, etc. 


Durham Region has many great libraries that have a wonderful selection to choose from but also offer a wide variety of programs for all ages. Check out what the library in your neighbourhood has going on click below to find out more.  

Community Centres

If you are into hockey, basketball, need a gym, want to take a swimming class there are many community and recreation centres throughout Durham Region. Click below to see a full list. Be sure to check out the online programs as well.