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.

Garbage truck on a residential street lifting a blue recycling bin

Family Day Holiday impact on solid waste services

Family Day falls on Monday, February 16, 2015. For the most part it is business as usual given many services are not provided on any Monday. Two exceptions are there will be no collection of litter bins in parks and the Drop-off Depots at City Transfer Stations are closed on Family Day. This detailed chart provides more information.

What goes where?



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.