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

Easter Holiday impact on services

Please note there are changes to various solid waste management services offered to the public due to the holidays of Good Friday (April 3) and Easter Monday (April 6). Check this detailed chart for the status of the revised service schedule on either of these days.

Council approved 2015 Solid Waste Budget/Rates

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 (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 take effect Wednesday April 1, 2015.

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.