Garbage & Recycling

Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose.

Do your part in creating a cleaner, greener and more liveable Toronto. Bring us your unused and unwanted household items and you will help to:

  • Extend the life of a product by offering it to someone for reuse
  • Reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and ensure that it is properly recycled
  • Ensure that hazardous waste materials are disposed of safely
  • Learn about current waste diversion initiatives

2017 Event Schedule

2017 Community Environment Days Event Schedule

  • 2017 Event & Activities Schedule (Revised: September 1, 2017)
    • Saturday and Sunday events are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Tuesday and Thursday events are from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • The Ward 15 Community Environment Day event has been changed back from Saturday September 30 to Sunday September 17

Free compost is provided to Toronto residents from April to October

ExpandApril 2017


Sat. April 1

Perruzza Black Creek Pioneer Village

1000 Murray Ross Prkwy (east of Jane St., off Steeles Ave.)

Sat. April 1
Ford Woodbine Centre

500 Rexdale Blvd. (at Hwy 27)

Sat. April 8
Robinson York Mills Collegiate East Parking Lot

490 York Mills Rd.

Sun. April 9
Holyday / Di Ciano
Etobicoke Civic Centre

Behind City building (enter from Civic Centre Crt., off The West Mall)

Sat. April 15

Layton Fred Hamilton Park
Along Shaw St. (south of College St.)

Sat. April 22

Sorauren Park Along Wabash Ave. (south of Dundas St. W.)
Sat. April 22
Doucette Sir Casimir Gzowski Park 2001 Lake Shore Blvd. (east of Ellis Ave.)
Sat. April 29 Nunziata Eglinton Flats

101 Emmett Ave.

Sun. April 30 Mihevc Wychwood Barns

Along Wychwood Ave. (south of St. Clair Ave. W.)

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Sat. May 6

Di Giorgio

Amesbury Arena

155 Culford Rd. (south of Lawrence Ave. W.)

Sat. May 6


Lower Sherbourne (David Crombie Park)
Along Frederick St. (south of The Esplanade)
Thurs. May 11
Minnan-Wong Donwoods Plaza

51-81 Underhill Dr. (north of Lawrence Ave. E.)

Sat. May 13

Shan Malvern Community Recreation Centre
30 Sewells Rd. (east of Neilson Rd., north of Sheppard Ave. E.)
Sat. May 13
Filion Earl Haig Secondary School

100 Princess Ave. (Kenneth Ave., south of Empress Ave.)

Tues. May 16
Davis East York Memorial Arena Parking Lot

888 Cosburn Ave.

Thurs. May 18

McMahion Ted Reeve Arena Parking Lot
175 Main St. (enter off Ted Reeve Dr., north of Gerrard St. E.)

Sat. May 20

Carroll Enbridge Gas West Parking Lot
500 Consumers Rd. (west of Victoria Park Ave.)

Sat. May 20

Palacio Loretta College
151 Rosemount Ave. (west of Dufferin St.)

Tues. May 23

Carmichael Greb North Toronto Memorial Arena 174 Orchardview Blvd. (off Yonge St., north of Eglinton Ave. W.)

Thurs. May 25

Mammoliti Downview Arena Parking Lot 1633 Wilson Ave.

Sat. May 27

Kelly Agincourt Mall 3850 Sheppard Ave. E. (at Kennedy Rd.)

Sat. May 27

Augimeri Ramses Temple Shrine 3100 Keele St. (across from Downsview park)

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Thurs. June 1
Matlow North Toronto Memorial Arena

174 Orchardview Blvd. (off Yonge St., north of Eglinton Ave. W.)

Sat. June 3

Lee Nashdene Yard 70 Nashdene Rd.
Sat. June 3
Holland SATEC @ W.A. Porter Collegiate Institute

40 Fairfax Cres. (west of Warden Ave.)

Tues. June 6

Esther Shiner Stadium

5720 Bathurst St. (at Finch Ave. W.)

Thurs. June 8
Crawford Scarborough Village Recreation Centre

3600 Kingston Rd.

Sat. June 10
Shiner Seneca College (Newnham Campus) Rear Parking Lot

1750 Finch Ave. E. (enter off Don Mills Rd.)

Sun. June 11
Cressy Central Technical School

725 Bathurst St. (enter off Harbord St. & Borden St.)

Sat. June 17

Campbell Richview Collegiate Institute
1738 Islington Ave. (at Eglinton Ave. W.)
Sun. June 18
Wong-Tam Allan Garden

Along Carlton St. (between Jarvis St. & Sherbourne St.)

Thurs. June 22
Fragedakis Dieppe Park

455 Cosburn Ave. (east of Greenwod Ave.)

Sat. June 24 Bailao Dufferin Mall Parking Lot

900 Dufferin St. (south of Bloor St.)

Sat. June 24 Thompson McGregor Recreation Centre

2219 Lawrence Ave. E. (west of Kennedy Rd.)

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Sat. July 8

Crisanti Albion Centre 1530 Albion Rd. (at Kipling Ave
Sat. July 8
Grimes Snow Storage Facility

207 New Toronto St. (across from CN Rail Yard)

Sat. August 12
Burnside Leaside Memorial Community Gardens

1073 Millwood Rd.

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Sat. September 9

 Ainslie Morningside Work Yard 891 Morningside Ave. (south of Hway 401, enter from Pan Am Dr.)

Sat. September 9

Hart Colonel Danforth Park 73 Colonel Danforth Trail (off Kingston Rd. & Lawson Rd.)

Sat. September 16

Fletcher Bridgepoint Hospital Along Blue Rodeo Rd. & Bridgepoint Dr.

Sun. September 17

Colle Glen Long Community Centre Along Glen Long Ave. (west of Dufferin St.)

Sat. September 23

De Baeremaeker Thomson Memorial Park 1005 Brimley Rd.
Sat. September 23 Karygiannis

L'Amoureaux Community Centre / Mary Ward Secondary School

 Enter off McNicoll Ave. (west of Kennedy Rd.)

Event Day Information

New Green Bins

  • A new style of Green Bin is coming.
  • Green Bin exchanges will not be available at Community Environment Days events.
  • Call 311 for more bin exchange information.

Products Available

  • Kitchen Container ($5 each)

Pick up for FREE

  • Compost (limit of one cubic metre per household)

Drop off for recycling or proper disposal

(e.g., cleaning supplies and solvents, motor oil, paint, batteries, E-cigarettes, old/unused medication, mercury thermometers / thermostats, pesticides, fluorescent and compact fluorescent bulbs, propane tanks, gasoline, etc.)

Donate items to local schools for reuse

  • Yarn, knitting needles, sewing notions, buttons and keys
  • Children's books, musical instruments
  • CD's, CD cases, 35 mm cameras
  • Costume jewellery including broken, old watches
  • Arts and crafts supplies--pencils, crayons, markers
  • Corks, cork boards, clipboards
  • Dress up clothing--costumes, prom dresses, uniforms

Donate items for reuse (please keep these separate from other items)

  • Sporting goods (e.g., skates, hockey equipment, bikes, rackets, etc.)
  • Books (excluding school/university curriculum books)
  • Eyeglasses, walking aids, hearing aids, etc.
  • Small household items (e.g., dishes, ornaments, kitchen utensils, artistic drawings, games, etc.)
  • Textiles in good condition (e.g. clothing, linens, etc.)
  • Non-perishable foods will be donated to a food bank

Note: You can recycle plastic shopping bag, foam polystyrene, empty paint and aerosol cans in your Blue recycling Bin.

Please do not bring construction waste, air conditioners, garbage, wood, cassette and videotapes, commercial/ industrial hazardous waste and scrap metal.

Torontonians are more actively involved in dealing with current environmental challenges and are bringing more of their “stuff” to Community Environment Day events for re-using, recycling or safe disposal.

YearParticipantsAmount of Waste Collected
2010 32,863 335,851 kg of electronics
406,640 kg of HHW
(household hazardous waste)
69,597 kg of non-Blue box
material diverted
2011 30,053

272,450 kg of electronics
332, 695 kg of HHW
(household hazardous waste)
135, 952 kg of non-Blue box
material diverted

2012 25,916

202,240 kg of electronics
290,030 kg of HHW
(household hazardous waste)
67,110 kg of non-Blue box
material diverted

2013 24,594

155,490 kg of electronics
303,945 kg of HHW
(household hazardous waste)
108,652 kg of non-Blue box
material diverted

2014 29,751

167,661 kg of electronics
310,845 kg HHW
(household hazardous waste)
68,792 kg of reusable household goods
7,468 kg of arts & crafts supplies

2015 30,215

111,185 kg of electronics
340,400 kg HHW
(household hazardous waste)
56,470 kg of reusable household goods
13,535 kg of arts & crafts supplies

2016 26,400

125,200 kg of electronics
320,390 kg HHW
(household hazardous waste)
57,350 kg of reusable household goods
7,830 kg of arts & crafts supplies
123 kg of food donated

2017  19,100

99,370 kg of electronics
290,260 kg HHW
(household hazardous waste)
48,790 kg of reusable household goods
9,840 kg of arts & crafts supplies
105 kg of food donated

Note: Non-Blue box materials include donations for reuse or recycling through community organizations and TDSB schools. Prior to 2009, the total non-Blue box amount listed here also included plastic shopping bags and polystyrene, which have since been included in the Blue Bin program.