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Long-Term Environment Management Program for the Community - Tomorrow's Dream
Long-Term Environment Management Program for the Community

Long-Term Environment Management Program for the Community

This program aids in diminishing the volume of reusable or recyclable waste destined for landfills and facilitates the safe disposal of household hazardous waste.

Items for Pickup and Drop-Off

We pick-up 2 bagged compost for every household for free until our supplies last. For purchasing, we offer containers for organics if you’re interested. As per drop off, we do electronic waste and household hazardous waste, for up to 50 kilograms or 50 liters in total.

If you want to donate, we accept these:

  • Accessories, clothing, footwear, linens, etc.
  • Board games and usical instruments
  • Books
  • Cameras
  • CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays
  • Costume jewelry and dress-up clothing
  • Eyeglasses, hearing aids, walking aids, etc.
  • Non-perishable food for donation
  • Small household items
  • Sporting goods

We don’t accept:

  • Air conditioners
  • Construction waste
  • Garbage and Blue Bin recycling
  • Industrial or commercial hazardous waste
  • Scrap metal and tires
  • Videotapes and cassette
  • Wood

Free Pickup for Composts

Residents are welcome to collect complimentary loose or bagged compost at a Community Environment Day event. Bagged compost will be available in 13 kg bags, with a limit of two bags per household, while supplies last. For events offering loose compost pickup, residents must bring their own bag or container.

The compost is crafted from yard waste and organic materials gathered from curbside collections throughout Toronto. The bulk of the finished compost originates from the yard waste program, with five to 10 percent sourced from the Green Bin program. These materials undergo processing by various Ontario facilities, blending them with diverse organic materials to create optimal composting conditions. Rigorous testing ensures the compost meets quality standards and provincial safety requirements before distribution.

This compost serves as an excellent soil amendment, suitable for gardens and lawns. However, it is recommended to mix one part compost with six parts soil, as plants should not be placed in pure compost or pure fertilizer.

The compost is a result of a controlled, safe, and efficient process utilizing naturally occurring micro-organisms to transform once-discarded materials into a valuable source of plant nutrients.

Additionally, compost enhances soil structure and water retention properties.

James Knox