Charities, Institutions and Religious Organizations (CIROs) must meet eligibility criteria and complete an application in order to receive City collection services.

Approved customers must purchase City Garbage Tags or subscribe to garbage bin collection service. The City of Toronto has discontinued the sale of yellow garbage bags. Garbage Tags are available for purchase online and at Toronto Shoppers Drug Mart and Canadian Tire locations.

Registered charitable organizations in good standing with the Canada Revenue Agency may be eligible to have their Solid Waste fees waived through the Waste Diversion Rate Waiver Program. To remain in compliance with the program, organizations must properly sort their garbage, Blue Bin recycling and Green Bin organics being set out for collection.

Questions about the program and billing should be directed to

Registered charities may also qualify for a rebate of 40 per cent of property taxes paid if they meet eligibility requirements. Review the Property Tax Rebate Program for Registered Charities to see if you qualify.