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

In 2024, there will be 47 in-community events held across the city between April and September. In addition, seven Community Environment Days will be hosted at Drop-Off Depots on Sundays from June through August.

2024 Community Environment Day in-community events

View event details for in-community events below and check the map of all event locations to find an event near you.

Events with an asterik (*) next to the location and address will offer loose compost instead of bagged compost. If you are attending an event that offers loose compost, please bring your own container for compost pickup.

# Date Time Councillor Location Address
1 Sunday, April 7 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Nunziata Amesbury Arena 155 Culford Rd.
2 Saturday, April 13 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cheng Earl Haig Secondary School 100 Princess Ave.
3 Sunday, April 14 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Malik Stanley Park 700 Wellington St. W.
4 Saturday, April 20 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Kandavel SATEC 40 Fairfax Cres.
5 Sunday, April 21 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Robinson York Mills Collegiate Institute 490 York Mills Rd.
6 Saturday, April 27 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Perks Sorauren Park* 50 Wabash Ave.*
7 Sunday, April 28 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Morley Fairfield Park 80 Lothian Ave.
8 Saturday, May 4 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thompson Thomson Memorial Park 1005 Brimley Rd.
9 Sunday, May 5 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bravo Dufferin Mall 900 Dufferin St.
10 Saturday, May 11 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Perruzza Black Creek Pioneer Village 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy
11 Sunday, May 12 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saxe Central Technical School* 725 Bathurst St.*
12 Tuesday, May 14 4–8 p.m. Nunziata Amesbury Arena 155 Culford Rd.
13 Saturday, May 18 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Moise Allan Gardens* 160 Gerrard St. E.*
14 Saturday, May 18 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fletcher Dieppe Park 455 Cosburn Ave.
15 Sunday, May 19 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Morley Fairfield Park 80 Lothian Ave.
16 Tuesday, May 21 4–8 p.m. Matlow Wychwood Barns 76 Wychwood Ave.
17 Saturday, May 25 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Carroll Old Cummer GO Station 5760 Leslie St.
18 Sunday, May 26 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. McKelvie Rouge Hill GO Station 6251 Lawrence Ave. E.
19 Saturday, June 1 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Burnside Donwoods Plaza 55 Underhill Dr.
20 Sunday, June 2 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pasternak Esther Shiner Stadium 5720 Bathurst St.
21 Tuesday, June 4 4–8 p.m. Colle/Matlow North Toronto Arena 174 Orchard View Blvd.
22 Thursday, June 6 4:30–8:30 p.m. Robinson Leaside Memorial Gardens 1073 Millwood Rd.
23 Saturday, June 8 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Colle Glen Long Park 35 Glen Long Ave.
24 Thursday, June 13 4–8 p.m. Crisanti Albion Mall 1530 Albion Rd.
25 Saturday, June 15 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mantas L’amoreaux Community Recreation Centre 2000 McNicoll Ave.
26 Sunday, June 16 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Holyday Richview Collegiate Institute 1738 Islington Ave.
27 Thursday, June 20 4–8 p.m. Crisanti Woodbine Mall 500 Rexdale Blvd.
28 Saturday, June 22 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ainslie Morningside Yard 891 Morningside Ave.
29 Sunday, June 23 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saxe Fred Hamilton Park 155 Roxton Rd.
30 Thursday, June 27 4–8 p.m. Perruzza St. Basil-The-Great College School 20 Starview Ln.
31 Saturday, July 6 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mantas L’amoreaux Community Recreation Centre 2000 McNicoll Ave.
32 Thursday, July 11 4–8 p.m. Kandavel R.H. King Academy 3800 St. Clair Ave. E.
33 Saturday, July 13 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Moise Regent Park 600 Dundas. St. E.
34 Saturday, July 20 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cheng Centerpoint Mall 6464 Yonge St.
35 Sunday, July 21 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bradford Bermondsey Transfer Station 188 Bermondsey Rd.
36 Saturday, July 27 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Myers Agincourt Collegiate Institute 2621 Midland Ave.
37 Sunday, July 28 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bradford Ted Reeve Community Arena 175 Main St.
38 Saturday, August 10 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Burnside Fenside Arena 30 Slidell Cres.
39 Sunday, August 11 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bravo Loretto College School 151 Rosemount Ave.
40 Tuesday, August 20 4–8 p.m. Pasternak Downsview Park 10 Carl Hall Rd.
41 Saturday, August 24 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Myers Nashdene Yard 70 Nashdene Rd.
42 Saturday, September 7 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. McKelvie Malvern Community Recreation Center 30 Sewells  Rd.
43 Sunday, September 8 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Malik David Crombie Park 131 The Esplanade
44 Saturday, September 14 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fletcher Bridgepoint Hospital 1 Bridgepoint Dr.
45 Sunday, September 15 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Perks Sir Casimir Gzowski Park* 1751 Lake Shore Blvd. W.*
46 Saturday, September 21 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ainslie Centennial Recreation Centre 1967 Ellesmere Rd.
47 Sunday, September 22 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Carroll Enbridge Gas Head Office 500 Consumers Rd.

 

2024 Community Environment Day Drop-Off Depot Events

View event details for Drop-Off Depot events below and check the map of all event locations to find an event near you.

# Date Time Location Address
1 Sunday, June 9 10 a.m – 2 p.m. Victoria Park Drop-Off Depot 3350 Victoria Park Ave.
2 Sunday, June 30 10 a.m – 2 p.m. Commissioner Drop-Off Depot 400 Commissioners St.
3 Sunday, July 7 10 a.m – 2 p.m. Dufferin Drop-Off Depot 35 Vanley Cres.
4 Sunday, July 14 10 a.m – 2 p.m. Disco Drop-Off Depot 120 Disco Rd.
5 Sunday, August 4 10 a.m – 2 p.m. Ingram Drop-Off Depot 50 Ingram Dr.
6 Sunday, August 18 10 a.m – 2 p.m. Scarborough Drop-Off Depot 1 Transfer Place
7 Sunday, August 25 10 a.m – 2 p.m. Bermondsey Drop-Off Depot 188 Bermondsey Rd.

Pick up:

  • Free bagged compost (limit of two bags per household, while supplies last) or loose compost (select events).

Available for purchase:

  • 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

At Drop-Off Depot events, a safe motorized vehicle is required to drop off waste for disposal and all loads must be properly secured. Walk-ins, bicycles and manual transportation devices are not permitted. Any unsafe vehicles or unsecured loads will be refused entry.

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

Residents are invited to pick up free loose or bagged compost at a Community Environment Day event. Bagged compost will come in 13 kg bags and will be limited to two bags per household, while supplies last. Residents attending events with loose compost must bring their own bag or container to pick up the compost. Loose compost is limited to one cubic metre (approximately one car trunkful) per vehicle.

Events that offer loose compost pickup are indicated with an asterik ( * ) in the event schedules on this page.

The compost is 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 2015-2023

2023 In-community events:

75,925 kg of electronics
295,895 kg of household hazardous waste
63,047 kg of reusable household goods

Drop-Off Depot events:

4,250 kg of electronics
11,615 kg of household hazardous waste
2,410 kg of reusable household goods

2022 In-community events:

107,775 kg of electronics
327,520 kg of household hazardous waste
102,215 kg of reusable household goods

Drop-Off Depot events:

7,610 kg of electronics
16,445 kg of household hazardous waste
6,148 kg of reusable household goods

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