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.
For the most part, it is business as usual. To confirm which Solid Waste Management Services are available or cancelled on the Simcoe Day Holiday (Monday, August 4, 2014), please check this chart.
Even after we reduce, reuse, recycle and compost, we're left with some waste to get rid of. What's the best way to safely and responsibly manage this waste? All the options are up for discussion and we want to hear your thoughts as we develop a long term waste strategy for the City of Toronto. Thanks to those of you that participated in the June 9, 16, 17 and 18, 2014 free public consultation sessions. If you didn't make it, there is still time to provide input. The display boards, Project Update #1 and Survey #1 are available online.
The City of Toronto is offering provincial candidates the opportunity to recycle their election signs as another effort to divert as much waste as possible from landfill. Please bring used or unused signs to select City Transfer Stations by July 18, 2014. Details are available in the letter to candidates.
Ever wondered where the recycling you give the City goes and what happens to it? Here's your chance to go behind the scenes at one of Toronto's recycling facilities where all your items are sorted and prepared to go to market.
Cylinders and tanks are not collected curbside. If they can't be refilled, take them to a City Drop-off Depot for safe disposal. If you live in an apartment or condo, please check with your property manager about proper disposal. It is illegal to leave empty propane tanks in a park.
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.