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Community Environment Days in our Hood

The City of Toronto puts on Community Environment Days every spring – a great opportunity to recycle effectively.  Here are some dates coming up near us:
Sun. Apr 15 10am- 2pm Wychwood Barns Along Wychwood Ave. (South of St. Clair Ave. W)
Sat. May 5 10am- 2pm Fred Hamilton Park Along Shaw St. (South of College St.)
Sat. May 26 10am- 2pm Central Technical School 725 Bathurst St. (enter off Harbord St. & Borden St.)
Sat. June 23 10am -2pm Dufferin Mall parking lot 900 Dufferin St. (south of Bloor St.)

Drop off for recycling or proper disposal

  • Electronic Waste
    • Cell phones, home phones
    • Computer cables
    • Laptop computers & accessories
    • VCR/DVD players
    • Video recorders
    • TVs
    • Desktop computers, monitors
    • Printer & Fax machines
    • Accessories
    • Cameras
    • Receivers, speakers
    • Stereos, tuners, turntables
  • Household Hazardous Waste
    • Paint, primers, stain, turpentine, glue
    • Household cleaning products, drain cleaners, bleach
    • Motor oil, gasoline, windshield fluid
    • Propane and helium tanks/cylinders
    • Air fresheners, swimming pool chemicals
    • Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs), batteries
    • Syringes, medical sharps, medication
    • Aerosol cans
    • Lighter fluid
    • Pesticides and garden products
    • Cooking oil

Donate items to local schools for reuse

  • Yarn, knitting needles, sewing notions, buttons and keys
  • Children’s books, musical instruments
  • CD’s, CD cases, 35 mm cameras
  • Costume jewellery including broken, old watches
  • Arts and crafts supplies: pencils, crayons, markers
  • Corks, cork boards, clipboards
  • Dress up clothing: costumes, prom dresses, uniforms

Donate items for reuse

Please keep these separate from other items.

  • Sporting goods (e.g., skates, hockey equipment, bikes, rackets, etc.)
  • Books (excluding school/university curriculum books)
  • Eyeglasses, walking aids, hearing aids, etc.
  • Small household items (e.g., dishes, ornaments, kitchen utensils, artistic drawings, games, etc.)
  • Textiles in good condition (e.g. clothing, linens, etc.)
  • Non-perishable foods will be donated to a food bank

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

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

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