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.
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.
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.