Chantale Spencer 37.50sc

Chantale Spencer

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  • endorsed 2014-07-14 18:58:38 -0400
    This website is great! I think that the city should try and promote it more as well as what should be recycled. I find that a lot of my friends get really confused about what items they should they should put where (especially coffee cups and lids) and haven’t heard of this amazing tool.

    Challenge 3 - Use Toronto's Trash Tools

    Screenshot of Waste WizardUse 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 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 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.


  • endorsed 2014-06-19 13:53:00 -0400
    We’ve been trying to reduce the amount of garbage that we produce. To do this I have put compost and recycling bins around the house. It’s helped reduce our garbage a lot.

    Challenge 2 - Measure Your Waste

    Knowing how much waste you produce will help you identify how it can be reduced!

    • Use Tool #1 OR Tool #2 below to calculate the approximate garbage your household creates in a year.
    • Enter your calculated household waste per year in the comment box below to complete the challenge.