Gather them in their original containers and drop them off at a City Household Hazardous Waste Depot. If you have more than 10 litres of material, you can call the Toxics Taxi at 416-392-4330 to arrange for free pick-up. Another option is to ask at your local pharmacy if there is a medication take-back program.
For more information on household hazardous waste visit: toronto.ca/hhw.
Empty propane and other compressed gas cylinders
They are household hazardous waste and should be disposed of safely. Call the Hazardous Waste Hotline at 416-392-4330.
Small appliances, house-hold items, paint, cleaning solvents and electronics
City of Toronto Environment Days transform your trash into treasure. You bring your used household items to specific locations on designated days to make sure they get recycled or reused by folks who want and need them. Visit toronto.ca/garbage for a schedule of these days and locations in your area.
Community Environment Day Beaches, East York
Saturday, June 5, 10 am to 2 pm
Woodbine Park, Parking Lot
1675 Lake Shore Blvd. (at Coxwell Ave.)
You can bring your household hazardous waste to the event for safe disposal. You can also take home some environmentally friendly tools, bins and free leaf compost for your garden. Also bring non-perishable food and re-usable goods for charities and non-profit organizations for re-distribution throughout the city.
For a detailed list of items that you can bring to the event, and for schedules in other areas, visit: toronto.ca/environment_days