It’s typically around Earth Day that we start thinking about the environment and looking around the house during Spring cleaning to find those items that can be reused or recycled. The fact of the matter is that the environment should always be on our minds, 365 days of the year. This is where the Etobicoke Community Environment Days come into play.
Etobicoke currently hosts six Community Environment days and they begin in the Spring and go right through Summer. You’ll be able to drop off any old computer equipment and peripherals; all old audio-visual equipment such as cellular phones, radios, or televisions; household waste such as cleaning supplies, batteries, and paint; and any gas-powered equipment no longer being used. At each event they will also accept donated items such as art supplies and books for school use. Sporting goods such as skates and jerseys are needed as well as any clothing. Non-perishable food items will be donated to a food bank.
You can also pick up free leaf compost for your garden as well as green bins and kitchen containers (with proof of new residency or damaged bin). You may also purchase backyard composters and green bins at extremely low prices.
Support Etobicoke’s Community Environment Days and do your part to keep the city of Etobicoke the greenest community in Toronto.
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Etobicoke Civic Centre (D on map)
2 Civic Centre Court, Etobicoke, ON M9C 2B3
Sunday April 15, 2018 (10am – 2pm) – Councillors Holyday
Richview Collegiate (B on map)
1738 Islington Avenue, Etobicoke, ON M9A 4Z4
Saturday April 21, 2018 (10am – 2pm) – Councillor Campbell
Snow Disposal Facility (A on map)
207 New Toronto Street, Etobicoke, ON M8V 3J2
Saturday May 12, 2018 (10am – 2pm) – Councillor Grimes
The Albion Centre (C on map)
1530 Albion Road, Etobicoke, ON M9V 1B4
Saturday June 16, 2018 (10am – 2pm) – Councillor Crisanti
Etobicoke School of the Arts (F on map)
675 Royal York Road, Etobicoke, ON M8Y 2T1
Saturday July 14, 2018 (10am – 2pm) – Councillors Di Ciano
Don Bosco Secondary School (E on map)
2 St Andrews Boulevard, Etobicoke, ON M9R 1V8
Saturday July 28, 2018 (10am – 2pm) – Councillor Ford
Can you please let me know what kind of items I can bring on this day?
Here’s a list of what you can pick up or drop off:
Products Available – Fees apply
Pick up for FREE
Green Bin and Kitchen Container (with proof of new residency in the last 90 days or in exchange for a damaged bin)
Leaf Compost (limit of one cubic metre per household)
Drop off for recycling or proper disposal
Computer Equipment & Peripherals
(e.g., desktops, laptops, hand-held portables, monitors, printing devices, etc.)
Audio/Visual Equipment & Peripherals
(e.g., telephones, cell phones, pda’s and pagers, cameras, small TVs, radios, receivers, speakers, tuners, equalizers, turntables, projectors, recorders, DVD players and VCRs, etc.)
Household Hazardous Waste
(e.g., cleaning supplies and solvents, motor oil, paint, batteries, E-cigarettes, old/unused medication, mercury thermometers / thermostats, pesticides, fluorescent and compact fluorescent bulbs, propane tanks, etc.)
Items donated to local schools for reuse
Art supplies (e.g. pencils, markers, crayons, etc.)
Buttons and keys
Clipboards, corks and cork boards
LP records, CDs and cases
Costume jewelry including broken/old watches and clocks with hands
Yarn and dress-up clothing (e.g. costumes, prom dresses, uniforms, etc.)
35 mm cameras and equipment
Items donated for reuse (please keep separate from others)
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
Please do not bring: construction waste, garbage, gasoline, wood, cassette and videotapes, commercial/ industrial hazardous waste and scrap metal.
Do you still have program for Rain Barrel?
I would call 311 to find out for sure if the next environment day will have rain barrels on hand.
Are Christmas lights and string of cord acceptable ? Thankyou