Update (April 17, 2020):
The City of Toronto will continue yard waste collection for another two weeks from April 20 to May 1. The start of seasonal yard waste collection was suspended in March as part of the City’s COVID-19 response to ensure adequate staffing levels to continue the core collection of garbage, blue bin (recycling) and green bin (organics). Residents are asked to put their yard waste out before 7 a.m. on their regularly scheduled garbage/yard waste collection day. If yard waste is not picked up on collection day, residents are asked to leave it out until it’s collected. It is not necessary to call 311 to report a missed collection.
As a reminder, grass cutting and landscaping businesses are not listed as essential under the Provincial order. The long grass and weeds bylaw continues to apply during the COVID-19 emergency, so members of the public are asked to do their best to maintain their property. Where residents are unable to cut their own grass due to age or health concerns, bylaw officers will use discretion and not enforce the bylaw unreasonably. Neighbours are also encouraged to lend a helping hand if possible.
Original Post (April 3, 2020):
Yard waste collection will resume for a period of two weeks from Monday, April 6 to Friday, April 17. Residents are asked to put their yard waste out before 7 AM on their regularly scheduled garbage/yard waste collection day. If your yard waste is not picked up the day you put it out, please just leave it out and do not call 311 to report a missed collection.
After the two-week period of yard waste pickup, the City will assess if it can continue to maintain the service.
To ensure health and safety, please only use yard waste bags, not open-top containers.
For more info about the COVID-19 impacts to Solid Waste Management Services visit toronto.ca/home/covid-19/affected-city-services/?accordion=garbage-recycling-and-organics.
For all other information on City services and supports visit toronto.ca/covid19.