The City of Toronto encourages residents to “recycle right” and reduce the amount of waste that they generate during the holidays.
Every year, the City manages more than 900,000 tonnes (two billion pounds) of waste. This requires money, energy and resources, and takes up valuable landfill space. The holiday season in particular can create a large amount of waste. The most effective way to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill is to practice the 3Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle right. Small changes can make a big impact, including the following tips:
Recycle right and properly dispose of holiday waste
Residents who are unsure of how to dispose of an item are encouraged to visit here or download the TOWasteApp.
More information about how to reduce, reuse and recycle right is available here
“Reducing waste should be top of mind year-round, and the holiday season is no exception. Residents should reduce and reuse as much as possible over the holidays, so we can minimize the amount of waste we generate.”
– Councillor Jennifer McKelvie (Scarborough – Rouge Park), Chair of the Infrastructure and Environment Committee
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