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July 3, 2002
City opens 12 new residential garbage drop-off sites Thursday morning
The City of Toronto has announced the locations of 12 additional temporary
waste disposal sites for residential garbage. The sites will open at 7 a.m. on
Thursday, July 4. Residents are asked to please refrain from bringing their
waste to the sites until Thursday morning.

The locations are as follows:

1. Rennie Park
Parking lot, east of Windermere Ave., off Rennie Terrace

2. Earlscourt Park
Southeast corner of St. Clair Ave. W. and Caledonia Park Rd.

3. Christie Pits
Paved roadway east of Crawford St., north of Bloor St. W.

4. Eglinton Park
Parking lot next to arena, north of Eglinton Ave., east of Oriole Pkwy., west of Edith Dr.

5. Moss Park
South of Shuter St., north of Queen St. E., west of Sherbourne St.

Emergency drop-off site map  - click for 
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6. North York Centennial Centre
Parking lot, 580 Finch Ave. W., (additional parking area)

7. Caledonia Park
1135 Caledonia Rd., Parking lot (additional parking area), East side of Caledonia, north of Lawrence, rear of ambulance station

8. York Mills Arena
2539 York Mills Rd., southeast corner of York Mills and Bayview Ave.

Emergency drop-off site map  - click for 
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9. Haldon Avenue
Parking lot at dead end of park roadway, north of Cosburn Avenue

Emergency drop-off site map  - click for 
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10. Scarborough Arena
76 Birchmount Rd., Parking lot, at Kingston Rd.

11. Wishing Well Park
Parking lot, north of 401, west side of Pharmacy Ave. (south of Sheppard Ave.)

12. Copperfield Rd.
Parking lot at east end of Copperfield Rd. at Beechgrove Dr.

Emergency drop-off site map  - click for 
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The 12 sites, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, will
supplement the seven waste transfer stations and five temporary drop-off
locations already in operation.

"We are asking residents to continue to store dry waste and recyclables until
the labour disruption is resolved," said Barry Gutteridge, Commissioner of
Works and Emergency Services. Residents are asked to place food and wet waste
in securely tied, double plastic bags and bring them to the site that is most
convenient for them. Residents can bring up to ten bags to the site per visit.

Garbage stored at the temporary sites will be contained within a fenced
enclosure. Residents are requested to ensure that they place all waste within
the fenced area only. There will be 24-hour on-site security and regular
management staff patrols. The locations will also be provided with pest and
odour controls. All sites have received approval from the Ministry of the
Environment for use as temporary garbage storage sites.

The 12 temporary drop-off locations were selected based on the following

- the site is a City-owned property;
- preference is given to existing paved or gravel areas to minimize
environmental impacts;
- accessibility for the community;
- vehicular access;
- distance from adjoining residential buildings; and
- capacity.

For more information, call 416-338-0338 or visit

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