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April 5, 2002
Environment Days Set to Begin
Works and Emergency Services --- The 13th annual Environment Days begin this
Saturday, April 6. 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, old clothing and
items not accepted in the curbside recycling program, to an event in their

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. Tips on water reduction in the home and natural lawn and garden
care will also be available. To find out more about Environment Days in their
neighbourhoods, residents may call the Event Line at 416-392-9585.

To see the schedule for the 41 events, visit the Environment Day website at

All items collected for reuse at Environment Days will be 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 or 416-392-4546 to purchase an indoor
water efficiency kit or a Peak Pail (outdoor water efficiency kit).

Last year, more than 21,000 people attended their local Environment Day,
diverting more than 50,000 kilograms of waste from landfill. More than 1,700
backyard composters, 400 recycling bags and almost 3,000 yard waste bins were

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