1. Loads must arrive fully covered by tarpaulins or acceptable alternatives.
  2. Vehicle must come to a complete stop before being driven onto weighscales.
  3. Directions of City of Toronto personnel on duty must be obeyed.
  4. Only designated entrance and exit routes may be used.
  5. All speed limits and signs posted on site must be obeyed.
  6. Safety helmets and safety boots/shoes must be worn in designated areas.
  7. Unloading is permitted only in authorized designated areas.
  8. Only the driver shall leave the vehicle while in the unloading area.
  9. Tarpaulins and turnbuckles may be removed / released only in unloading area.
  10. All unloading doors are to be secured with chains or acceptable alternatives.
  11. Scavenging is prohibited.
  12. Smoking in the unloading area is prohibited.
  13. Loose material must be removed from truck boxes before the vehicle leaves the unloading area.
  14. All doors must be closed and secured before leaving the unloading area.
  15. Unsafe vehicles are not allowed on site.
  16. Generators of loads containing recyclable material must be identified.
  17. Mixed loads of waste, recyclable material and/or prohibited materials are not accepted.
  18. Waste material type and source must be identified.
  19. Materials listed as Prohibited Waste shall not be delivered to the Transfer Stations for disposal purposes.
  20. Disco Road Location: Due to the Asian Long Horned Beetle (ALHB) quarantine, all loads containing yard waste material originating outside of the quarantined area must be redirected to the Ingram or Dufferin transfer stations. ONLY loads originating inside the quarantine area bordered by Finch Avenue on the North, Martin Grove Road on the East, and Highway 401 on the South will be accepted at the Disco Transfer Station.

These Regulations will be enforced under the Transfer Station Bylaw that was enacted as Municipal Code Chapter 846 through Bylaw 746-2004 and contraventions of the Bylaw may result in access restrictions and/or fines. Revised: December 24, 2013

The following materials shall not be delivered to the Transfer Stations for disposal purposes.

Note: Drop-off Depots are made up of many facilities, one which is the Transfer Station and another is the Household Hazardous Waste Facility (HHW). Materials stated in this prohibited list, are not necessarily rejected at HHW Facilities.

  1. Acute hazardous waste chemical as defined in Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990, Regulation 347;
  2. Biomedical waste, and pathological waste, whether solid or liquid, including but not limited to any animal or human organ or part thereof; bone, muscle or other animal or human tissue or part thereof; used bandages, poultices, dressings, medicines, vitamins, drugs, vaccines, needles, syringes, vials or any other similar material or substance which contains or may contain pathogenic micro-organisms or which may be hazardous or dangerous and anything designated as pathological waste by Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990, Regulation 347;
  3. Hazardous waste chemical as defined in Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990, Regulation 347;
  4. Corrosive waste as defined in Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990, Regulation 347;
  5. Hazardous industrial waste as defined in Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990, Regulation 347;
  6. Ignitable waste as defined in Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990, Regulation 347;
  7. PCB waste as defined in Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990, Regulation 362;
  8. PCB waste as defined by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 2003 40 CFR 761, in force on October 1, 2004;
  9. Radioactive waste as defined in Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990, Regulation347;
  10. Reactive waste as defined in Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990, Regulation 347;
  11. Severely toxic waste as defined in Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990, Regulation 347;
  12. Leachate toxic waste as defined in Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990, Regulation 347;
  13. Pharmaceutical waste;
  14. Any household product, material or item labelled as “corrosive,” “toxic,” “reactive,” “explosive,” “oxidizing,” “poisonous,” “infectious” or “flammable,” including but not limited to the following:
    1. Pool or photographic chemicals;
    2. Laundry bleach:
    3. Drain, oven, toilet and carpet cleaning solutions;
    4. Paint thinner and paint remover;
    5. Rat and mouse poison;
    6. Flea collars and powders;
    7. Insect killers;
    8. Moth balls;
    9. Weed killers;
    10. Fungicides;
    11. Wood preservatives;
    12. Oil-based and latex paints;
    13. Engine oil;
    14. Brake and transmission fluid;
    15. Antifreeze;
    16. Automotive batteries (including lead acid batteries);
    17. Ni-cad rechargeable batteries (including lead acid batteries);
    18. Propane tanks;
    19. Other gas tanks, including lighters;
    20. Aerosol containers; and
    21. Fire extinguishers.
  15. Waste generated as a result of construction, demolition or renovation, including but not limited to soil, drywall, bricks, concrete, concrete or cinder blocks, paving stones, asphalt, wood greater than 1.2 metres (four feet) in length, scrap metal, and asbestos;
  16. Hay, straw, manure or animal excrement;
  17. Any waste in liquid form including but not limited to swill or other organic matter not properly drained and securely wrapped;
  18. Sod, grass, grass clippings;
  19. Mixed loads of waste and recyclable material or recyclable (Blue Bin) materials that have been mixed with garbage;
  20. Beverage containers, including aluminum food or beverage cans (including cans made primarily of aluminum), glass bottles and jars for food or beverages, steel food or beverage cans (including cans made primarily of steel), polyethylene terephthalate bottles for food or beverages (including bottles made primarily of polyethylene terephthalate), from all generators of industrial, commercial and institutional waste;
  21. Municipal wastewater sewage sludge or any other type of industrial sludge;
  22. Catch basin and screening waste;
  23. Incinerator ash, red ash and any other type of ash;
  24. Dusty materials;
  25. Contaminated soil;
  26. Tires, shredded rubber, and any tire residue;
  27. Drums (plastic or metal drums/uncrushed drums);
  28. Waste logs and trees;
  29. Leaf and yard waste as defined in Ontario Regulation 101/94; Disco Transfer Station -Due to the Asian Long Horned Beetle (ALHB) quarantine, all loads containing yard waste material originating outside of the quarantine area must be redirected to the Ingram or Dufferin transfer stations. ONLY loads originating inside the quarantine area bordered by Finch on the North, Martin Grove on the East and Hwy 401 on the South will be accepted at the Disco Transfer Station.
  30. Railway ties, telephone poles and any wood waste greater than 1.2 metres (four feet) in length;
  31. Clean fill, soil, sand, and aggregates;
  32. Animal carcasses, animal by-products, slaughterhouse remains;
  33. Alternate daily cover inclusive of de-watered paper fibre, wood chips, road base;
  34. Discarded commercial chemical products, off-specification species, container residues, and spill residues thereof identified and listed as toxic hazardous wastes under Rule 226 and enumerated in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Waste Management Division’s Hazardous Waste Management Program Administrative Rules promulgated pursuant to Part 111 of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended, Rule 299.9226 Table 205c, in force on October 1, 2004; and
  35. Designated materials and other items which have been banned from landfill or for which reasonable alternative disposal methods are available, as determined by the Commissioner

Toronto Solid Waste Management Services offers a convenient way for private haulers to manage waste collection.

  • Bring it to one of our 7 conveniently located transfer stations in Toronto
  • Use your own haulers and disposal sites
  • Access our certified scales, skilled staff and equipment
  • Competitive rates
  • No appointment required for collection vehicles – use our facilities anytime during our convenient hours including Saturdays at some locations
  • For haulers, we schedule loading times that work with your operations to minimize the time that your drivers are on-site

For more information call 311.