Download or print the following resources for information on how to properly sort and dispose of waste and ways to reduce it.

To request a printed copy for your building or residence, please contact 311. Not all resources may be available in hard copy.

Consider putting posters in clear plastic sleeve protectors to protect them from wear and tear and increase their longevity.

Please continue to check this webpage for new resources.

These posters show simple ways to reduce the use of single-use items.

Reduce single-use items in your business – 8.5″ x 11″

Let’s choose to reduce single-use items – 8.5″ x 11″

Review the Reducing Single-Use & Takeaway Items Guide, a product alternatives guide for Toronto food service businesses – available in multiple languages.


The information in the resources below applies to all houses as well as those multi-residential buildings, businesses and schools that receive City waste collection services and waste bins in public spaces (e.g. street, parks).

2024 Waste Management Guide*

Waste Sorting Guide/Put Waste in the Right Place Poster – 8.5″ x 11″

Commercial Waste Collection Guide/Put Waste in its Place Poster – 11″ x 17″

Blue Bin (Recycling) Guide** – 8.5″ x 11″

Green Bin (Organics) Guide*** – 11″ x 8.5″

Paper Towels Go in the Green Bin (Organics)/Paper Towels Go Here Poster – 8.5″ x 11″

Never Put These Items in the Blue Bin (Recycling) Poster – 8.5″ x 11″

Put Holiday Waste in its Proper Place Poster – 8.5″ x 11″

Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste Brochure

*Printed copies of the Waste Management Guide include a Put Waste in the Right Place insert

**The Blue Bin (Recycling) Guide is also available in Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, Greek, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.

***The Green Bin (Organics) Guide is also available in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Please contact 311 for availability.

The information in the resources below applies only to multi-residential buildings that receive City waste collection services. To find out if the City is your building’s service provider, speak to your property manager or contact 311.


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Curbside Recycling Bin with 14″ x 6″ sticker

Front-end Green Bin with 30.5″ x 13″ sticker

Box with electronics sticker

What bin does this go in?

Green Bin 101

The Benefits of Recycling

Why We Can’t Take it: Blue Bin

Why We Can’t Take it: Green Bin

Top 5 Items to Recycle

Top Blue Bin Offenders