Community Environment Days are annual events held in each ward in Toronto, hosted by the local Councillor.
These events are an opportunity for residents to drop off special waste and talk with solid waste staff right in their own neighbourhood.Read more
Garbage and recycling rules are confusing. Each city can have different recycling rules, and Toronto regularly adds new things to the Blue Bin to recycle more.
Even more confusing is that what you can recycle at home is different from what you can recycle at work, or at the shopping mall.Read more
For many years, residents in apartments and condos haven't had green bins. The good news is that the City is finally rolling out green bin collection for all residents.
To help residents sort their waste, the City created Green Bin and Recycling guides in 18 different languages.Read more
Use Toronto’s Trash Tools
Did you know that in Toronto, more than half of what residents are putting into their garbage bag shouldn't be there? Much of what is put out as garbage can actually be recycled or composted.
There is a lot to learn about Toronto’s waste, and how we can reduce it.
The good news is that the City has a number of user-friendly tools to help you put your waste in the right place!
- Visit toronto.ca/wastewizard and bookmark the Waste Wizard, a simple online search tool to identify where to put your waste.
- The free City waste calendar lists waste collection days and each month features a number of tips on how to sort your waste - if you didn’t get one, order one now by calling 311 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a Waste Calendar.
Tip: See "What Goes Where" on City of Toronto website for links to information on how to sort and set out your waste.
Take the extra step:
If you already use the City tools above, share these links with a friend, or a family member.