Durham Region residents are invited to celebrate the Region's 50th anniversary by attending our free, in-person Doors Open event on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include a waste collection truck on display, information booths, children's activities and the opportunity to tour the facility. Registration is required for the tour portion only. Sign up for the tour on EventBrite here

How to Book a Tour

We do not currently offer individual tours. When possible, individual requests will be grouped with other planned tours. Those requesting tours through the community group and adult tours must be 19 years of age or older. Groups are limited to approximately 15 guests. Special consideration may be given to larger groups on a per-case basis.

When requesting a tour, please include which organization your group belongs to (if applicable), the number of participants in your group, dates and times you may want to come to the facility, and the length of time you have available. An average presentation/tour takes approximately 2 hours but can be altered to accommodate your group.

Adult Tour Group
Community Group and Adult Tours

All community group and adult tours must be prearranged through community group/adult tours prior to arriving at the facility. 

School Group Tour
School Groups and Waste Education Program Tour

School groups and waste education program tour requests must be prearranged through school programs prior to arriving at the facility.


Although many areas on our tour route can be accessed using elevators, if someone in your party has special requirements, please call or email in advance of your tour for further information.

Before you arrive

Please be advised that all participants must adhere to the following safety requirements during a tour at our facility:

  • Long sleeves (can be a shirt, blouse or a jacket)
  • Long, ankle length pants and socks (shorts, capri pants, skirts and dresses are not permitted)
  • Flat, closed-toe shoes or boots (sandals, high heels and stiletto footwear are not permitted)

We ask that visitors bring a pair of wired earphones to use with our audio equipment to reduce waste produced at the site.  Earphones will be made available for guest who are unable or have forgotten to bring their own.

After you arrive

All visitors entering the facility will be required to wear protective glasses, a hard hat, gloves and hearing protection provided by the facility.


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