Community Environment Days is one of many ReduceWasteTO 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 2023, there will be 45 Community Environment Days held across the city from April 15 until September 24. In addition, six Community Environment Days will be hosted at Drop-Off Depots on Sundays in July and August.
2023 Community Environment Day Event Schedule
Events marked with an asterik ( * ) next to the location offer loose compost instead of bagged compost. If you are attending an event that offers loose compost, please bring your own bag or container to pick up free compost.
|Saturday, April 15||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||18||Centre Point Mall||6464 Yonge St.|
|Sunday, April 16||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||6||Esther Shiner Stadium||5720 Bathurst St. (at Finch Ave. W.)|
|Saturday, April 22||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||13||Regent Park||600 Dundas Street E.|
|Sunday, April 23||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||23||Woodside Square*||1571 Sandhurst Circle|
|Saturday, April 29||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||19||Woodbine Park Beach||1675 Lake Shore Blvd. E.|
|Sunday, April 30||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||15||York Mills CI*||490 York Mills (east parking lot)|
|Thursday, May 4||4 – 8 p.m.||1||Woodbine Mall||500 Rexdale Blvd. (at Highway 27)|
|Saturday, May 6||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||21||McGregor Park Community Centre||2219 Lawrence Ave. E. (west of Kennedy Rd.)|
|Sunday, May 7||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||9||Dufferin Mall||900 Dufferin St. (at Bloor St. W.)|
|Tuesday, May 9||4 – 8 p.m.||20||Birchmount Community Centre||93 Birchmount Rd.|
|Saturday, May 13||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||7||Black Creek Pioneer Village||1000 Murray Ross Pkwy. (east of Jane St. off Steeles Ave.)|
|Sunday, May 14||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||10||David Crombie Park||Frederick St. (south of The Esplanade)|
|Tuesday, May 16||4 – 8 p.m.||17||Cummer Park Community Centre||6000 Leslie St.|
|Saturday, May 20||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||14||Dieppe Park||455 Cosburn Ave. (east of Greenwood Ave.)|
|Sunday, May 21||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||3||Fairfield Senior Centre||80 Lothian Ave.|
|Tuesday, May 23||4 – 8 p.m.||1||Albion Mall||1530 Albion Rd. (at Kipling Ave.)|
|Thursday, May 25||4 – 8 p.m.||5||Amesbury Arena||155 Culford Rd.|
|Saturday, May 27||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||16||Donwood Plaza||51-81 Underhill Dr.|
|Sunday, May 28||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||12||Wychwood Barns||76 Wychwood Ave.|
|Saturday, June 3||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||22||L’Amoureaux Community Centre||2000 McNicoll Ave. (west of Kennedy Rd.)|
|Sunday, June 4||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||25||Rouge Hill GO Station||6251 Lawrence Ave. E. (SE Port Union / Lawrence Ave. E.)|
|Tuesday, June 6||4 – 8 p.m.||8 / 12||This event has been cancelled.|
|Thursday, June 8||4 – 8 p.m.||15||Leaside Memorial Gardens*||1073 Millwood Rd.|
|Sunday, June 11||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||2||Richview CI||1738 Islington Ave. (at Eglinton Ave. W.)|
|Tuesday, June 13||4 – 8 p.m.||19||Woodbine Park Beach Parking Lot||1675 Lake Shore Blvd. E.|
|Saturday, June 17||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||24||Morningside Yard||891 Morningside Ave. (south of Highway 401)|
|Sunday, June 18||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||8||Glen Long Community Centre||35 Glen Long Ave.|
|Tuesday, June 20||4 – 8 p.m.||7||Gord and Irene Risk Community Centre||2650 Finch Ave. W. (west parking lot)|
|Saturday, June 24||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||5||Amesbury Arena||155 Culford Rd.|
|Sunday, June 25||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||11||Central Technical School||725 Bathurst St. (enter from Harbord St. & Borden St.)|
|Sunday, July 2||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||23||Malvern Town Centre*||31 Tapscott Rd.|
|Saturday, July 15||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||4||Sir Casimir Gzowski Park*||2001 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (east of Ellis Ave.)|
|Sunday, July 16||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||9||Loretto College School||151 Rosemount Ave.|
|Saturday, July 29||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||18||Earl Haig Secondary School||100 Princess Ave. (Kenneth Ave., south of Empress Ave.)|
|Saturday, August 5||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||20||SATEC||40 Fairfax Cres.|
|Saturday, August 19||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||22||L’Amoureaux Community Recreation Centre||2000 McNicoll Ave. (west of Kennedy Rd.)|
|Sunday, August 20||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||8||Baycrest Arena||160 Neptune Dr.|
|Tuesday, August 22||4 – 8 p.m.||6||Downsview Park||35 Carl Hall Rd.|
|Saturday, September 2||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||16||Fenside Arena||30 Slidell Cres.|
|Sunday, September 3||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||11||Fred Hamilton Park*||Along Shaw St. (south of College St.)|
|Saturday, September 9||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||17||Old Cummer GO Station||Parking lot, north of Finch Ave.|
|Sunday, September 10||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||10||Wellington Works Yard||677 Wellington St. W.|
|Saturday, September 16||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||24||Centennial Recreation Centre||1967 Ellesmere Rd.|
|Sunday, September 17||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||14||Commissioners Transfer Station*||Bouchette St. between Lake Shore Blvd. E. and Commissioners St.|
|Saturday, September 23||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||4||Sir Casimir Gzowski Park*||2001 Lake Shore Blvd. W. (east of Ellis Ave.)|
|Sunday, September 24||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||25||Malvern Community Centre||30 Sewells Rd. (east of Neilson Rd.)|
2023 Community Environment Days at Drop-Off Depots Event Schedule
|Date||Time||Drop-Off Depot Location||Address|
|Sunday, July 9||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||Dufferin (North York)||35 Vanley Cres.|
|Sunday, July 23||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||Ingram (North York)||50 Ingram Dr.|
|Sunday, July 30||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||Commissioners||400 Commissioners St.|
|Sunday, August 13||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||Disco (Etobicoke)||120 Disco Rd.|
|Sunday, August 20||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||Bermondsey||188 Bermondsey Road|
|Sunday, August 27||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||Victoria Park (North York)||3350 Victoria Park Ave.|
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:
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.
Events that offer loose compost pickup are indicated with an asterik ( * ) in the event schedule 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 2015-2022
107,775 kg of electronics
Drop-Off Depot events:
7,610 kg of electronics
|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