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.
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.
Solid Waste has a new educational campaign to encourage residents in apartments and condos to recycle more.
Want to become a recycling ambassador for your building?
As one of the City's Rate Supported Budgets, Solid Waste Management Services participated in this year's budget process with its Recommended 2015 Solid Waste Rates. Details are found in the staff report (2015 rates are listed in the Revised Appendix A) and in the Media Backgrounder that complemented the Corporate News Release for the budget launch and the Corporate News Release issued following City Council's approval of the budget/rates for 2015.
All changes to the rate/fees took effect Wednesday April 1, 2015.
Given the current Green Bins used by customers with residential curbside collection service are reaching the end of their expected lifespan and need to be replaced, City staff recommend distribution of free new bins starting in 2016 in the Scarborough Community. If approved, distribution would take 18 months to complete. Old Green Bins will be collected at that time for recycling back into new bins.
Features of the next generation Green Bin:
- easy for residents to use and redesigned based on key findings from two sets of independent research conducted with a cross section of the public
- a new animal resistant latch (view the City's raccoon test video)
- more capacity for increased diversion (38% of garbage could be placed in the Green Bin
- suitable for automated collection to be consistent with the rest of the City's curbside collection system
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.