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Region hosting exchange events

Residents will be able to exchange broken blue boxes and green bins at two upcoming Durham Region events.

The region partnered with the City of Oshawa and other area municipalities to offer exchanges of damaged blue boxes and green bins for free.

The events are being held “in appreciation of a continued community-wide commitment to the region’s blue box and green bin programs,” states the region.

Green bins and blue boxes will also be available for sale. Visa, MasterCard, debit and e-transfer are available as cash will not be accepted.

Physical distancing will be in place and quantities are on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

On Oct. 24, residents can head to Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex, located at 1867 Valley Farm Rd in Pickering – at the gravel parking lot entrance off Diefenbaker Court – between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

A second exchange event will take place on Oct. 31 at the Scugog Community Recreation Centre, 1655 Reach St. in Port Perry in the upper parking lot between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For more information, visit, email, call 1-800-667-5671, or download the Durham Region Waste App.