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June 29, 2002
Illegal dumping at transfer stations
  
City of Toronto residents are cautioned against illegal dumping of household
waste during the current labour disruption. Residents are asked to bring their
garbage directly into the seven transfer stations and five temporary locations
and ensure that it is accepted by management staff for disposal.

There are increasing concerns about health and safety issues due to illegal
dumping of waste outside some transfer stations.

To minimize the amount of waste, residents are asked to:
- Separate food and other wet waste from dry waste
- Store recyclables (cans, bottles, paper and newspapers), dry waste and
uncomposted yard waste at home until regular collection resumes
- Place food and other wet garbage in securely tied, double plastic bags
- Compost fruit and vegetable waste and yard waste where possible
- Postpone garden trimming and pruning

The City is also asking residents not to place items at curbside for collection
until a contract settlement is reached. Seven waste transfer stations are open
to accept food and wet garbage from residents, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven
days a week. There is a 10 bag free limit.

*Disco Transfer Station
120 Disco Rd., Etobicoke

*Dufferin Transfer Station
35 Vanley Cres., North York

*Bermondsey Transfer Station
188 Bermondsey Rd., North York

*Victoria Park Transfer Station
3350 Victoria Park Ave., North York

*Ingram Transfer Station
50 Ingram Dr., North York

*Scarborough Transfer Station
1 Transfer Pl., Scarborough

*Commissioners Street Transfer Station
400 Commissioners St., Toronto
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Residents can also use five temporary locations established for commercial and
institutional waste.

*Ted Reeve Arena
Northeast corner of Main Street and Gerrard Street East

*Sunnyside Park
Parking area south of Lake Shore Boulevard West, first lot east of the west
lot, between Ellis Avenue and Colborne Lodge Drive.

*Sir Casimir Gzowski Park
(west of Sunnyside Park) Parking area south of Lake Shore Boulevard West, most
westerly lot

*George Bell Arena
Ryding Avenue and Gourlay Crescent

*Villiers Street
Paved roadway between the Don Roadway and Saulter Street


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