Closing your building’s garbage chute makes disposal of recycling, organics and garbage convenient for residents and helps contribute to a healthy environment.


This program allows multi-residential buildings that receive City of Toronto collection services to close their garbage chutes. Closing the garbage chute allows buildings to have greater control over the waste stream, save money and reduce contamination. Buildings must meet eligibility criteria and receive approval from the City to close their chute.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible, buildings must:

  • Receive City of Toronto collection service
  • Have sufficient space for storage of un-compacted waste containers on the property (if applicable)
  • Have sufficient space for storage of recycling containers on the property
  • Have ordered, received, distributed and made residents aware of in-unit containers at least six months prior to the initial chute closure application.

Application package

For further information please contact: