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.


Automated collection of a curbside Blue Bin

Help shape the City's Long Term Waste Management Strategy

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.

Public consultation sessions were held in June 2014. 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.



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.