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June 28, 2002
Residential garbage adjustments during the labour disruption
Residential garbage adjustments during the labour disruption

During the current labour disruption, residents are encouraged to properly
package and store their garbage.

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 any 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 settlement is reached. Any waste items placed at curbside should be
retrieved and stored or brought to one of the City's drop-off locations for
proper disposal.

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

Disco Transfer Station
120 Disco Rd., Etobicoke (Location map)

Bermondsey Transfer Station
188 Bermondsey Rd., North York (Location map)

Ingram Transfer Station
50 Ingram Dr., North York (Location map)

Dufferin Transfer Station
35 Vanley Cres., North York (Location map)

Victoria Park Transfer Station
3350 Victoria Park Ave., North York (Location map)

Scarborough Transfer Station
1 Transfer Pl., Scarborough (Location map)

Commissioners Street Transfer Station
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
400 Commissioners St., Toronto (Location map)

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

Additional drop-off locations for residential garbage will be open at a later
date should the disruption continue.

During the disruption, residents are asked to:

  • Help elderly and disabled people in their neighbourhood by offering to take their garbage to designated nearest drop-off locations
  • Not throw garbage onto streets, into laneways or parks
  • Not leave litter or waste at litter bins

All yard waste, white goods (e.g. fridges and stoves) and household hazardous
waste collection is also cancelled.

Note: new service adjustments in the areas of former Toronto and York.

Community Garbage Recycling
  Curbside collection
(Residential and Commercial)
Apartment collection Curbside collection
(Residential and Commercial)
Apartment collection
East York No service Continuing* No service No service
Etobicoke Continuing Continuing* Continuing Continuing
North York No service Continuing* No service No service
Scarborough No service Continuing
(No bulky furniture item collection)
No service No service
Former Toronto No service** Continuing* No service** Continuing
York Continuing in most areas*** Continuing* Continuing in most areas*** Continuing

*There will be front load steel container collection only at apartment
buildings. Curbside and other container collection is cancelled. Containers
should be ready for collection the night before.

**Houses north of St. Clair, between the eastern boundary of the former City of
York, west to the CPR tracks located just east of Keele St., and north of the
CPR tracks running between Runnymede Rd. to just east of Old Weston Rd., will
continue to receive garbage and recycling collection (see attached map).

***Houses south of the CPR tracks and east of the Humber River will not receive
collection. The eastern boundary follows Runnymede Rd. south to Annette St.,
runs west along Annette St. to Jane St. and south on Jane to Bloor (see attached map).

The City appreciates residents' patience, understanding and co-operation during
this time. Delays may be encountered at all drop-off locations.

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