Ward 23 Community Environment Day – July 9

Our annual Ward 23 Community Environment Day has been scheduled for Saturday, July 9 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Earl Haig Secondary School (100 Princess Ave).

Reuse, Recycle and Safely Dispose

Do your part in creating a cleaner, greener and more liveable Toronto. Bring us your unused and unwanted household items and you will help to:

  1. Extend the life of a product by offering it to someone for reuse.

  2. Reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and ensure that it is properly recycled.

  3. Ensure that hazardous waste materials are disposed of safely.

Products Available – Fees apply

  1. Backyard Composter

  2. Kitchen Container

Pick up for FREE

  1. Green Bin  (with proof of new residency in the last 90 days or in exchange for a damaged bin)

  2. Leaf Compost (limit of one cubic metre per household)

Drop off for recycling or proper disposal

  1. Computer Equipment & Peripherals (e.g., desktops, laptops, hand-held portables, monitors, printing devices, etc.)

  2. Audio/Visual Equipment & Peripherals (e.g., telephones, cell phones, pda’s and pagers, cameras, small TVs, radios, receivers, speakers, tuners, equalizers, turntables, projectors, recorders, DVD players and VCRs, etc.)

  3. Household Hazardous Waste (e.g., cleaning supplies and solvents, motor oil, paint, batteries, E-cigarettes, old/unused medication, mercury thermometers / thermostats, pesticides, fluorescent and compact fluorescent bulbs, propane tanks, etc.)

Items donated to local schools for reuse

  1. Art supplies (e.g. pencils, markers, crayons, etc.)

  2. Buttons and keys

  3. Clipboards, corks and cork boards

  4. LP records, CDs and cases

  5. Children’s books

  6. Costume jewelry including broken/old watches and clocks with hands

  7. Yarn and dress-up clothing (e.g. costumes, prom dresses, uniforms, etc.)

  8. 35 mm cameras and equipment

Items donated for reuse (please keep separate from others)

  1. Sporting goods(e.g., skates, hockey equipment, bikes, rackets, etc.)

  2. Books (excluding school/university curriculum books)

  3. Eyeglasses, walking aids, hearing aids, etc.

  4. Small household items (e.g., dishes, ornaments, kitchen utensils, artistic drawings, games, etc.)

  5. Textiles in good condition (e.g. clothing, linens, etc.)

  6. Non-perishable foods will be donated to a food bank

Please do not bring: construction waste, garbage, gasoline, wood, cassette and videotapes, commercial/ industrial hazardous waste and scrap metal.

Note: You can recycle plastic shopping bags, foam polystyrene, empty paint and empty aerosol cans in your blue bin.

For more information, or other events around the city, visit the City’s Community Environment Day Website