As part of the City’s COVID-19 response, Drop-Off Depots are closed to the general public. Until the provincial Stay-At-Home order is lifted, only existing registered account holders can continue to bring material from Monday to Friday during regular business hours. Household hazardous waste will not be accepted. Registered account holders who are exempt from wearing a mask/face covering, must schedule their time of arrival by calling 311 to be transferred to a depot to book a time. Stay up-to-date on all changes to City services.

The City of Toronto operates seven Transfer Stations which have Drop-Off Depots used to collect, sort and transfer all the City’s waste. Residents can also use these depots to dispose of their unwanted items.

Please note:

  • A deposit will be required before you are allowed to dispose of your material. Please pay by credit card or debit; cash will not be accepted. The deposit amount will depend on the estimated size of your load and the type of material. A minimum $40 deposit will be required for all loads.
  • During peak periods (11 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.) priority is given to City-operated and contracted vehicles operating on behalf of the City.
  • Sites operating overnight are required to complete end-of-day procedures between 11:40 p.m. and midnight, therefore there may be minor delays during this period.


Look up the address of a drop-off location near you, find hours and what is accepted at each depot.

Accepted Items

Find out what items are accepted at drop-off depots.


How much does it cost to discard items at drop-off depots?

Process to Drop Off Waste

Follow these six steps to dispose of waste.

Regulations & Prohibited Waste

Information regarding regulations and items that will not be accepted.

Holiday Impacts to Depots

Find out how holidays impact drop-off depot hours.