Community Environment Days: Reuse, Recycle And Safely Dispose!
The City of Toronto’s Community Environment Days is an annual program held in each of the City’s 44 wards from April to September. The program, hosted by the local councillor, accepts items for reuse or recycling, and collects electronics and household hazardous waste for safe disposal. Come out and participate.
When you take advantage of all that Community Environment Days have to offer, you’re helping the City keep waste from going to landfill. And there’s more. You can pick up a load of compost for free, donate food and get tips on saving water and energy at home. Here are some of the items that you can bring:
• Small household items like dishes and ornaments; books, linens and clothing
• Broken or working VCRs, cell phones,computers and other small electronics
• Art supplies, pencils, markers, crayons, yarn and fabric, used buttons, corks, costume jewellery and dress-up clothing.
• Household hazardous waste, such as leftover cleaning supplies and solvents, motor oil, paint, old and unused medication, mercury thermometers/thermostats, gasoline, batteries and pesticides
• Medical equipment in good condition (e.g. vision/walking/hearing aids)
• Sporting goods in working condition
So hit your closets, basements, attics and garages for all the goods you can spare and then get out to your local or any of the events across the city!
Learn more at the Community Environment Days website at toronto.ca/environment_days or call 311.