Dufferin Mall Parking Lot
900 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON

Community Environment Day

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Join Councillor Alejandra Bravo and the City of Toronto's 2023 Community Environment Day! This is an opportunity to properly dispose of electronic, hazardous, and other kinds of waste which you can't put at the curb. Donation will also be accepted for re-use. 

Community Environment Days is one of many ReduceWasteTO programs and initiatives supporting the City’s Long Term Waste Management Strategy. This program helps reduce the amount of reusable or recyclable waste going to landfill and allow for safe disposal of household hazardous waste.

Items for Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Pick up:

  • Free loose compost (bring a container!)

Drop off for recycling or proper disposal:

Donate items for reuse:

  • Sporting goods
  • Books (excluding textbooks)
  • Cameras, CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays
  • Dress-up clothing and costume jewelry
  • Clothing, footwear, accessories, linens, etc.
  • Small household items
  • Musical instruments, board games
  • Eyeglasses, walking aids, hearing aids, etc.
  • Non-perishable food for donation

Please do not bring:

  • construction waste
  • air conditioners
  • garbage and Blue Bin recycling
  • wood
  • cassette and videotapes
  • commercial/industrial hazardous waste
  • tires and scrap metal

Free Compost Pick-Up

Residents are invited to pick up free loose compost at a Community Environment Day event. Bagged compost will come in 13 kg bags and will be limited to two bags per household, while supplies last.

The compost was created from the yard waste and organic materials collected at the curb, throughout Toronto.

The majority of the finished compost comes from the yard waste program, while five to 10 per cent comes from the Green Bin program. Various Ontario processors receive both of these materials and blend them with organic materials of different types and sources, producing optimum conditions for composting. Before leaving the facilities, the compost is tested to ensure quality and provincial requirements for safety.

The compost acts as an excellent soil amendment and is safe to use in gardens and on lawns, however, plants should not be placed in pure compost just as they should not be placed in pure fertilizer. One part compost should be mixed with six parts soil.

Compost is the product of a controlled, safe and efficient process. The process uses naturally occurring micro-organisms to convert materials that were once considered waste, into an excellent source of plant nutrients for gardens and lawns. Compost also improves the structure and water holding properties of soil.

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