A mask or face covering must be worn when visiting a Drop-Off Depot. Those exempt from wearing a mask/face covering, must schedule their time of arrival. This can be done by calling 311 to be transferred to a Drop-Off Depot to book a time. Cash is not accepted at any Drop-Off Depots, payment must be made via debit or credit card.

Used and surplus election signs will be accepted at six Drop-Off Depots until Friday, October 22, 2021. Please check disposal instructions and the hours for sign drop-off specific to each site.

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 11:30 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.

Depot Services for Businesses

Learn about the City's Commercial Disposal Service and Drop and Load Service.