Garbage & Recycling

Garbage & Recycling

Solid Waste Management provides innovative waste management services to residents, businesses and visitors within the City of Toronto creating environmental sustainability, promoting diversion and maintaining a clean city.

What goes where?

Garbage truck on a residential street lifting a blue recycling bin

Christmas & New Year's Day holiday impact on services

There is no collection service on Christmas Day or New Year's Day for garbage, recycling, organics, electronics or bulky items. All household hazardous waste and computer drop-off depots as well as container pick up locations will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. While Drop-off Depots are closed on Christmas and New Year's Day, they re-open for business on Boxing Day, December 26. Check your collection calendar for residential schedule changes or see this detailed chart.



Blue and green bins set out on a residential street


General information and collection calendars


Private car entering a drop-off depot

Drop-off Depots

Dispose of items such as household hazardous waste, propane tanks, electronics, renovation waste, tires, etc. Garbage, recycling and yard waste can be also be dropped off — see a list of accepted items

What goes where?

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Paints, pesticides, propane tanks, batteries, syringes and many cleaning products are examples of household hazardous waste. These types of items contain toxic ingredients and must not be put in the garbage, poured down the drain/toilet or poured into sewers.