Community Environment Day – Saturday April 28 at Sorauren Park in Roncesvalles

Yesterday was Earth Day and to continue that idea, now that Spring is (finally!!) here the City of Toronto are starting their Community Environment Days.  These run from the beginning of April through to the end of July so there’s plenty of time for you to sort out all the things you can’t put out for regular garbage collection and bring them along for proper disposal.

Our local Environment Day is THIS SATURDAY (April 28) at Sorauren Park, on the Wabash Avenue side of the Park, from 10am – 2pm.

Here’s the list of what you can bring along:

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
    • Items NOT ACCEPTED are: batteries, smoke detectors, toner cartridges, CDs, DVDs, cassettes, and VHS tapes
  • Household Hazardous Waste includes:
    • 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

Items to donate for 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

Items to donate 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

You can also COLLECT compost and kitchen composting containers:

  • Compost (limit of one cubic metre per household)
  • Kitchen Container ($5 each)

However, there are products you CAN’T bring along.  The City says:

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