City collects electronics for recycling
Unwanted electronics "We want it!"
Toronto makes it very easy to get rid of unwanted electronics. This City program keeps E-waste out of its landfill site by ensuring these items are either recycled or safely disposed of. Toronto offers this free recycling service to residents living in houses (put unwanted electronics out on garbage day) and apartments and condos.
City’s electronics recycling ad campaign
For computers and related components that are in working condition, visit toronto.ca/reuseit for reuse ideas and a list of charities and organizations that accept donations.
Always remember, to protect your privacy, clear all personal information from computers, cell phones and electronics prior to collection/drop-off/donation (wipe your drives/clear your SIM cards). For more details, check your owner's manual or contact the manufacturer.
VHS tapes, CDs and DVDs do not go in your Blue Bin. Please pass them on for reuse or check your local electronics store's recycling program. Some electronics stores have e-recycling programs that accept CDs, DVDs, batteries etc. Please do not bring cassette and video tapes to Community Environment Days. If there is no other option, put these items in your Garbage Bin.
The Ontario Electronic Stewardship “Recycle Your Electronics” website offers additional information.