Solid Waste Drop-Off Depots
Hours, items accepted, addresses and maps. Note: Drop-off hours for electronic waste and household hazardous waste are different from the general operating hours.
Confirm statutory/non-statutory holidays by calling 311.
Drop-off Depot chart (PDF)
For the safety reasons, all garbage, recycling and household hazardous materials delivered to Drop-off Depots must be delivered by motorized vehicles.
Important depot information
It is important that residents check the up-to-date list of acceptable waste material loads (PDF). All waste material loads will be charged at full waste rates. Mixed loads of recyclable and waste materials will be denied entry.
- Helium and propane tanks/cylinders disposal
Even when empty are a dangerous hazardous waste, regardless of supplier claims. These must never be put in either your Blue Bin or Garbage Bin and must be taken to a Drop-off Depot or Community Environment Days for proper disposal.
- Reuse Centres at Drop-off Depots
There are also Reuse Centres at your local HHW Depots where residents can donate useable but unwanted HHW materials, including oil and latex paint. These items are sorted and set aside for others to pick up, for free.
If you have curbside collection, you can set out electronic equipment for collection.
Or you can take computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, televisions, cameras, video players, stereos, cell phones to a Drop-off Depot or Community Environment Day. Limit is 10 combined units of monitors, televisions and desktop computers per day. No limit on small items such as keyboards and peripherals.
VHS tapes, CDs and DVDs do not go in your Blue Bin. Please pass them on for reuse or put them in your Garbage Bin. Some electronics stores accept CDs and DVDs for recycling. Check recycleyourelectronics.ca.
Tree limbs, trunks and stumps are not collected or accepted at City's Drop-off Depots if the diameter of the wood exceeds 7.5 cm (3 inches). If items exceed this size, please make arrangements with a private company specializing in handling this type of waste.
Blue Bin items are accepted at Drop-off Depots. Check specific depot link to make sure item is accepted.
Identify to attendant. Check specific depot link to make sure item is accepted.
- Drywall (accepted at Bermondsey, Commissioners and Ingram only)
Construction drywall, including painted, papered or vinyl covered. Please remove nails, screws and metal corner beads.
- Renovation waste
Renovation waste (including construction and demolition waste) is not collected at curbside. This includes drywall, doors, lumber, counters, cabinets, roof shingles, etc. These items can be taken to a Drop-off Depot. Fees will apply.
Bricks, concrete, cinder blocks, paving stones, asphalt, soil, dirt, stones, etc. are not collected curbside or through other City of Toronto programs. Please make arrangements with a company in the private sector specializing in reusing or disposing of this type of material.
- Scrap metal
Auto parts, tools, pipes, cable, lawnmowers, bicycle frames, large and small appliances.
Rubber tires, excluding heavy truck, forklift and large off-road tires. Remove rims. Large quantities of tires accepted at the Dufferin location only, (Bermondsey and Ingram accept 5 or less tires per load). Do not put tires out for curbside collection.
Exceptions may be given to households exceeding the limit by a few units.
Toronto Solid Waste Management Services offers a convenient way for private haulers to manage waste collection.
- Bring it to one of our 7 conveniently located transfer stations in Toronto
- Use your own haulers and disposal sites
- Access our certified scales, skilled staff and equipment
- Competitive rates at $13/tonne (subject to review)
- No appointment required for collection vehicles – use our facilities anytime during our convenient hours including Saturdays at some locations
- For haulers, we schedule loading times that work with your operations to minimize the time that your drivers are on-site
For more information call 311.