Garbage & Recycling


The type of residences that receive curbside collection of garbage, recycling, Green Bin and yard waste include single-family houses (both day and night time collection); semis; duplexes; rowhouses; and most small apartment buildings (less than nine units).

If you have questions about whether the information in this section applies to you, please contact 311.


2014-2015 Curbside Calendar delivery

Delivery of the calendar began the week of July 21. Please contact 311 after August 18, 2014 if you did not receive a calendar or need an extra calendar for tenants, etc. 

Note: This calendar does not include a recycling guide. Please keep your current one. Should you need a quide, copies will be available at Toronto Public Libraries at the end of August.


Collection Schedules

Collection map

Curbside collection

Depending on where you live in the City, your garbage is collected on a certain day of the week. Green Bin is picked up every week, recycling and garbage are collected on alternating weeks. Use the map to find your schedule.

Certain houses located on main roads follow a night collection schedule.

Note: 2014-2015 online schedules with be posted on August 29, 2014.

Collection Information

A row of blue and green bins on a street

Bin sizes and fees

You can change the size of your bins, garbage and recycling, anytime your needs change. If you have overflow recycling, please up-size your Blue Bin or order an extra Blue Bin free of charge.  


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.

Oversize items - toilet

Oversized items

Things that would never fit in your Garbage Bin are considered oversized.