The City of Toronto will be holding Community Environment Days at the City’s seven Drop-Off Depots on Sundays throughout September and October. The events begin September 12 and will run until October 31, 2021.
This year, the City will host 14 drive-thru events at Drop-Off Depots. Toronto residents will be able to drive to different stations at Drop-Off Depots to drop off household hazardous waste and electronic items, donate materials for reuse and pick up free compost.
Two events will be held at different Drop-Off Depots every Sunday at the following locations:
Items that will be accepted at this year’s events include household hazardous waste such as propane tanks, pesticides, paint, expired medications and electronic items. Residents can also bring clothing, books, sport equipment and other items for donation. Free bagged compost will be available for pickup. There is a limit of two bags per vehicle while supplies last.
Additional materials normally accepted items at Drop-Off Depots including garbage and blue bin recycling will not be accepted during these events. Residents are encouraged to revisit during regular operating hours to dispose of these items. Kitchen containers will not be available for purchase and non-perishable food items and hearing aids will not be accepted for donation.
Commercial vehicles will not be able to dispose of waste during a Community Environment Day event but can access other Drop-Off Depots during regular operating hours. Residents should check the event schedule in advance and make alternative plans for disposal if required.
Residents who are unable to attend Community Environment Days can submit a service request to 311 to request pick-up of household hazardous waste by the City’s Toxic Taxi.
More information about Community Environment Days including the event schedule.
“Bringing items for reuse, recycling and safe disposal to a Community Environment Day event is an easy way to reduce waste in Toronto and keep items out of landfill. For the second year in a row the City has adapted these events to ensure residents can participate safely. I want to thank residents for attending these events and doing their part to help create a greener and cleaner city.”
– Mayor John Tory
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