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.
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.
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.
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.