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March 28, 2003
2003 Environment Days set to begin
Works and Emergency Services -- The 14th annual Environment Days begin
Saturday, April 5. Once again, residents can reduce the amount of waste sent to
landfill by taking their unwanted items and unusual waste, such as bicycles,
computer equipment, clothing, household hazardous waste and items not accepted
in the curbside recycling program, to one of the events held in Toronto.

Toronto City Councillors and the Works and Emergency Services Department will
host more than 40 events across the city from April through September. The
events also allow residents to pick up items aimed at waste diversion and water
efficiency. Environmental information is available at Environment Days as well.
For more information about Environment Days, residents can call the Events Line
at 416-392-9585 or visit the City of Toronto's Environment Days Web site at

All items collected for reuse at Environment Days are distributed to
not-for-profit groups. Residents who are unable to attend can still reduce
their waste by calling 416-392-9573 to purchase a composter.

For a complete list of items that can be dropped off or picked up at
Environment Days, as well as a schedule of the 2003 Environment Days events,
please visit the Web site at

In 2002, an estimated 20,000 residents attended Environment Days. Nearly 230
tonnes of household hazardous waste was collected, 3,800 yard waste containers
were sold, 1,388 tonnes of leaf compost was distributed and more than 14 tonnes
of used clothing was diverted.

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