Environment Days and Waste Collection Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City has been unable to run its usual Environment Days at which residents could dispose of many categories of household waste. This year, the City will be hosting drive-through Drop-Off Depots at several locations. You can drop off electronics or hazardous waste, donate household items to the Salvation Army or even pick up a free bag (or two) of compost for your garden.


If there are things you'd like to get rid of piling up in your basement, garage or storage locker, the closest locations are as follows, each open from 10 AM to 2 PM on the designated dates.


September 12 – Dufferin transfer Station (35 Vanley Crescent)

September 19 – Ingram Transfer Station (50 Ingram Drive)

October 3 – Victoria Park Transfer Station (3350 Victoria Park)


In other waste news, please note that the City has discontinued the mailing out of waste collection calendars, which previously arrived in September of each year. The action (which John opposed) was part of a budget decision made last winter.


In place of the calendar, watch for a condensed schedule that will be mailed with your upcoming utility bill. You can also access this information online at toronto.ca/collection-schedule or by downloading the TOwaste app.