2013 Community Environment Days
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.
Thursday May 2 Community Environment Day event cancelled
Due to unforseen circumstances the event at Camine Stafano Community Centre has been cancelled.
2013 Community Environment Days Schedule
The 2013 Community Environment Days event list is now available onlline.
Donate your old helmets to science
MEA Forensic Engineers and Scientists plans to crash test about 1,000 used helmets to understand how helmet performance degrades with time and use. Your old helmets can be part of this study. They are accepting, at the Community Environment Days events, donations of used helmets that have not experienced a crash - anything from a helmet worn a couple times to that old helmet from the 90's that is collecting dust in the garage. Bicycle, ski, snowboard, hockey and skateboard helmets are needed.
Residential cooking oil now accepted at Drop-off Depots and Community Environment Days
Cooking oil - from residential homes, apartments and condos - is now accepted as household hazardous waste at Drop-off Depots and Community Environment Days. (Please note the drop-off hours for household hazardous waste are different from the general operating hours.)
Cooking oil should delivered in a sealed container labelled "Used cooking oil."
Cooking oil should never be poured down the sink, drain or toilet because it can negatively impact sewer pipes systems in your home and neighbourhood, causing sewer backups. Small amounts can go in the Green Bin if soaked up with a paper towel or frozen/hardened.