Community Environment Days is one of a suite of ReduceWasteTO programs and initiatives supporting the City’s Long Term Waste Management Strategy. This program help reduce the amount of reusable or recyclable waste going to landfill and allow for safe disposal of household hazardous waste.

In 2022, Community Environment Day events will run from April through July. The City will host seven Community Environment Day events at Drop-Off Depots later in the year.

Pick up:

  • Free bagged compost (limit of two bags per household, while supplies last)
  • Kitchen containers for organics ($7, cash only)

Drop off for recycling or proper disposal:

Donate items for reuse:

  • Sporting goods
  • Books (excluding textbooks)
  • Cameras, CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays
  • Dress-up clothing and costume jewelry
  • Clothing, footwear, accessories, linens, etc.
  • Small household items
  • Musical instruments, board games
  • Eyeglasses, walking aids, hearing aids, etc.
  • Non-perishable food for donation

Please do not bring:

  • construction waste
  • air conditioners
  • garbage and Blue Bin recycling
  • wood
  • cassette and videotapes
  • commercial/industrial hazardous waste
  • tires and scrap metal

2022 Community Environment Day Events

Date Time Ward Location Address
Saturday, April 2 10 a.m. –  2 p.m. 4 Sir Casimir Gzowski Park 2001 Lake Shore Blvd W.
Sunday, April 3 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 1 Albion Mall 1530 Albion Rd.
Tuesday, April 5 4 – 8 p.m. 19 Woodbine Beach Parking Lot 1675 Lake Shore Blvd E.
Saturday, April 9 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 24 Scarborough Village Community Centre 3600 Kingston Rd.
Sunday, April 10 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 15 York Mills CI 490 York Mills Rd.
Thursday, April 14 4 – 8 p.m. 6 Esther Shiner Stadium 5720 Bathurst St.
Saturday, April 23 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 3 207 New Toronto (Snow Storage) 207 New Toronto St.
Sunday, April 24 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 19 Woodbine Beach Parking Lot 1675 Lake Shore Blvd E.
Thursday, April 28 4 – 8 p.m. 15 Leaside Memorial Gardens Arena 1073 Millwood Rd.
Saturday, April 30 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 21 Thomson Memorial Park 1005 Brimley Rd.
Sunday, May 1 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 9 Dufferin Mall 900 Dufferin St.
Thursday, May 5 4 – 8 p.m. 16 Donwoods Plaza 55 Underhill Dr.
Saturday, May 7 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 11 Central Technical School 725 Bathurst St.
Sunday, May 8 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 23 Malvern Town Centre 31 Tapscott Rd.
Tuesday, May 10 4 – 8 p.m. 20 Birchmount Community Centre 93 Birchmount Rd.
Saturday, May 14 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 18 Centrepoint Mall 6464 Yonge St.
Sunday, May 15 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 25 Malvern Recreation Centre 30 Sewells Rd.
Tuesday, May 17 4 – 8 p.m. 7 Toryork Works Yard 49 Toryork Dr.
Saturday, May 21 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 17 Old Cummer GO Station 5760 Leslie St.
Sunday, May 22 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 23 Woodside Mall 1571 Sandhurst Circle
Saturday, May 28 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 10 David Crombie Park 171 The Esplanade (along Frederick St.)
Sunday, May 29 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 2 Richview Collegiate 1738 Islington Ave.
Thursday, June 2 4 – 8 p.m. 20 Warden North TTC Parking Lot 705 Warden Ave.
Saturday June 4 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 14 Dieppe Park 455 Cosburn Ave.
Sunday, June 5 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 8 Glen Long Community Centre 35 Glen Long Ave.
Saturday, June 11 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 5 Amesbury Arena 155 Culford Rd.
Tuesday, June 14 4 – 8 p.m. 8 / 12 North Toronto Memorial Arena 174 Orchardview Blvd.
Saturday, June 18 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 7 Black Creek Pioneer Village 1000 Murray Ross Parkway
Sunday, June 19 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 6 Downsview Park 10 Carl Hall Rd.
Thursday, June 23 4 – 8 p.m. 5 Amesbury Arena 155 Culford Rd.
Saturday, June 25 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 22 Bridlewood Mall 2900 Warden Ave (corner of Bridlewood Circ. and Warden Ave.)
Sunday, June 26 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 12 Wychwood Barns 76 Wychwood Ave. (along Wychwood)
Tuesday, June 28 4 – 8 p.m. 10 Wellington Works Yard 677 Wellington St W.
Saturday, July 2 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 11 Fred Hamilton Park Along Shaw St.
Thursday, July 7 4 – 8 p.m. 16 Don Mills Civitan Arena 1030 Don Mills Rd.
Saturday, July 9 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 24 Morningside Yard 891 Morningside Ave.
Sunday, July 10 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 18 Earl Haig Secondary School 100 Princess Ave.
Saturday, July 16 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 9 Loretto College School 151 Rosemount Ave.
Sunday, July 17 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 25 Colonel Danforth Park 73 Colonel Danforth Trail
Saturday, July 23 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 3 Etobicoke School of the Arts 675 Royal York Rd.
Sunday, July 24 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 14 Bridgepoint Hospital Along Bridgepoint Dr.
Saturday, July 30 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 17 Enbridge Gas 500 Consumers Rd.
Sunday, July 31 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 1 West Humber CI 1675 Martin Grove Rd.

 

Please note: the event on Sunday, June 12 in ward 13 has been cancelled.

Residents are invited to pick up free bagged compost at a Community Environment Day event. Compost will come in 13 kg bags and will be limited to two bags per household, while supplies last.

The compost was created from the yard waste and organic materials collected at the curb, throughout Toronto.

The majority of the finished compost comes from the yard waste program, while five to 10 per cent comes from the Green Bin program. Various Ontario processors receive both of these materials and blend them with organic materials of different types and sources, producing optimum conditions for composting. Before leaving the facilities, the compost is tested to ensure quality and provincial requirements for safety.

The compost acts as an excellent soil amendment and is safe to use in gardens and on lawns, however, plants should not be placed in pure compost just as they should not be placed in pure fertilizer. One part compost should be mixed with six parts soil.

Compost is the product of a controlled, safe and efficient process. The process uses naturally occurring micro-organisms to convert materials that were once considered waste, into an excellent source of plant nutrients for gardens and lawns. Compost also improves the structure and water holding properties of soil.

For more information, read the What Happens to Organics page.

By donating your items, you’re helping Community Environment Days support local charities and keep items out of landfill.

Waste Diversion Statistics 2015-2021

2021 29,470 kg of electronics
112,177 kg of household hazardous waste
30,293 kg of reusable household goodsCommunity Environment Days scheduled in 2021 were held at Drop-Off Depots to create a safe environment for residents to drop off items under COVID-19 restrictions. The City held 14 events at Drop-Off Depots in September and October. Food for donation was not accepted at these events.
2020 28,020 kg of electronics
60,925 kg of household hazardous waste
28,020 kg of reusable household goodsCommunity Environment Days scheduled early in 2020 were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions on public events. To create a safe environment for residents to drop off items, the City held 7 events at Drop-Off Depots in October and November. Food for donation was not accepted at these events.
2019 103,710 kg of electronics
354,890 kg of household hazardous waste
78,867 kg of reusable household goods
70 kg of food donated
2018 99,595 kg of electronics
263,695 kg of household hazardous waste
51,682 kg of reusable household goods
15,030 kg of arts & crafts supplies
109 kg of food donated
2017 99,370 kg of electronics
290,260 kg of household hazardous waste
48,790 kg of reusable household goods
9,840 kg of arts & crafts supplies
105 kg of food donated
2016 125,200 kg of electronics
320,390 kg of household hazardous waste
57,350 kg of reusable household goods
7,830 kg of arts & crafts supplies
123 kg of food donated
2015 111,185 kg of electronics
340,400 kg of household hazardous waste
56,470 kg of reusable household goods
13,535 kg of arts & crafts supplies