Compost Giveaway Day!

Compost Giveaway Day!
One Day Only Rain or Shine

Markham residents are invited to get free garden compost made from last spring’s collected leaf and yard        material.

Saturday April 22, 2017. Rain or Shine.
Open 8:00 a.m. (While quantities last)
Location: Milliken Mills Park – 14th Avenue west of Kennedy
Note: This event is unstaffed and will be monitored by City staff throughout the day

Please be mindful of all other residents, cars and pedestrians participating in the Compost Giveaway or traveling through the area of the self-serve locations

  • Free for Markham residents. Not for commercial use.
  • Bring your own shovels and containers. Shovel at own risk.
  • Limit per household – 6 containers (approx. 40L each).
  • First come, first served basis, while quantities last.


Keep Markham Beautiful

Markham Recycles Textile!

Did you know York Region residents throw away over 4000 tonnes of textiles a year? That’s the equivalent of 31,000,000 t-shirts! When donated, textiles are sorted to determine suitability for re-wear, reuse or recycling. Textile recycling reduces waste, supports reputable charities and creates local jobs.

Starting the week of April 17, 2017, unwanted textiles will no longer be accepted for curbside collection in the clear garbage bag.

Take your textiles to one of the many drop off locations:

All fire stations:
Station 91 – 7801 Bayview Avenue
Station 92 – 10 Riviera Drive
Station 93 – 2930 Major Mackenzie
Station 94 – 7300 Birchmount Avenue
Station 95 – 316 Main Street, Unionville
Station 96 – 5567 14th Avenue
Station 97 – 209 Main Street, Markham
Station 98 – 650 Bur Oak Avenue
Station 99 – 3255 Bur Oak Avenue

All Markham Recycling Depots:
Markham Village Depot – 6041 Highway 7 East
Unionville Depot – 137A Main Street
Thornhill Depot – 5 Green Lane
Milliken Mills Depot – 7660 Kennedy Rd (Behind Milliken Mills Community Centre)

To Learn more, visit us online or contact our customer service at 905-477-5530 or by email:


Happy New Year

Winter Parking During Snow Clearing

This is a friendly reminder to help you avoid violating the Parking Regulations for winter parking during snow clearing.

All parking on both sides of all City streets is prohibited during snow clearing operations. Existing parking permits and overnight exemptions held by residents are not valid during snow clearing operations.

Residents can expect snow clearing to begin at the start of any snowfall and continue for up to the next 24 hours.

Check our Winter Operations webpage to find out when snow clearing operations have started and ended.  On-street parking can resume in accordance with City parking regulations once snow clearing operations are complete.

Vehicles parked on a city street during snow clearing operations will be ticketed and/or towed. Effective January 1, 2016, the fine for “Interfering with Snow Removal” will be $150.

Between November 15 and April 15, and only when snow clearing operations are not in effect, vehicles may only be parked on the odd numbered side of city streets, unless posted signs indicate otherwise.

For more information call our Customer Contact Centre at 905-477-5530 or