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Councillor Mark Grimes Community Environment Day

Do your part to create a cleaner, greener and more liveable Toronto.  Bring your unwanted household items to a Community Environment Day to:

  • Extend the life of a product by making it available for reuse
  • Ensure that items are properly disposed of or recycled
  • Reduce the amount of waste going to landfill
  • Ensure that hazardous waste materials are disposed of safely
  • Learn about current waste diversion

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.