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September 7, 2006
Community Environment Day in City’s north end
  
Mayor David Miller, and Ward 33 and Works Committee Chair Shelley Carroll are hosting a joint Community Environment Day this Saturday, September 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Georges Vanier Secondary School, located at 3000 Don Mills Rd.

“This is a great opportunity for residents to access the many services offered by Toronto Solid Waste staff. Residents can exchange broken blue bins and green bins, drop off hazardous household waste items and drop off their electronics, printer cartridges, books, sporting goods and so many other things that we accept through the Community Environment Day program,” said Councillor Shelley Carroll, Chair of the Works Committee. “It means that you can clean up clutter around your home and feel good about doing it. This program is one more example of the numerous initiatives that provide residents extended opportunity to divert waste from landfill.”

In addition to the dozens of items accepted and City services available at any Community Environment Day, this weekend’s event offers additional fun activities for the family, including:

• free barbeque sponsored by Enbridge Gas
• kids jumping castle, presented by Toronto Professional Firefighters Local 3888
• bike rodeo, put on by the Toronto Police Service
• three on three basketball games with local youth and Toronto Police Officers

‘Green’ groups such as ENERACT, LEAF (Leaf Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests) and The Toronto Environmental Alliance will be joined by City staff from the Energy Efficiency Office, Solid Waste Management Services, Toronto Water and the Toronto Environmental Volunteers. Other groups, including Green Living Magazine, Toronto Hydro and the University of Toronto will also be in attendance.

“Community Environment Days are a long-standing tradition in the City of Toronto but they are more than just a simple community event. They offer each and every Torontonian the chance to participate in improving the environmental health of their own home and community,” said Mayor David Miller.

Visit http://www.toronto.ca/environment_days/activities.htm for a complete list of items you can pick up and drop off.

Media contacts:
Stuart Green, Deputy Communications Director, Office of the Mayor, 416-338-7119
Ryan Merkley, Executive Assistant to Councillor Carroll, 416-392-4037


 

 

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