Cash is not accepted at any Drop-off Depots; please pay via debit or credit card.


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 face mask or covering is recommended when you are unable to maintain a two metre (six feet) distance from others. At drop-off depots, this includes interacting with staff at weigh scales or dropping off household hazardous waste.
  • 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.