Yard Waste Collection Program
You can compost your yard waste or spread fallen leaves as nutrient-rich mulch on gardens. Any eligible yard waste you have left over may be put out for curbside collection and composting by the City.
Compost is a rich soil amendment that improves soil structure, texture, aeration and the ability of the soil to retain moisture - all necessary for healthy plant growth. Managing organic materials in environmentally-friendly ways helps to divert more than 100,000 tonnes of waste from landfill annually.
More information about the Yard Waste Collection Program.
Cut it Out Toronto!
Older gas-powered lawn and garden equipment, such as leaf blowers, lawnmowers and trimmers, emit high levels of pollutants into the air. In fact, according to Environment Canada, running an older, gas-powered lawnmower from the year 2000 for one hour creates the same amount of pollution as driving a new car from Toronto to Ottawa.
"Cut it Out Toronto!" invites you to take action to help clean our air by responsibly recycling your older gas-powered lawn care equipment and upgrading to newer, cleaner alternatives. Contact a member of the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association to find a recycling depot near you. http://www.oara.com/