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October 3, 2011
Recycling election signs in Toronto
The City of Toronto’s Solid Waste Management Services division has established a program to recycle all election signs after the October 6 provincial election. The City will accept the three main types of signs - corrugated plastic/“Coroplast”, paperboard, and plastic film/sleeve style signs, as well as wooden and metal stakes - at six Toronto Drop-off Depot locations until Friday, October 28.

There is no fee to drop off election signs for recycling if they are properly separated.

It is the responsibility of a candidate’s campaign office to remove all signs by end of day October 9.

Signs must be kept separate from other items that may be included for drop-off at the depot, as charges may apply for the other items. Unseparated mixed waste that includes election signs will be charged the regular fee of $100 per tonne of material. Drop-off depot hours and locations are listed in all residential collection calendars (all City depots, except for Dufferin, will accept election signs for recycling).

Election sign recycling details and drop-off depot locations are available online at For more information, call 311 or e-mail

Election signs will not be picked up from curbside or apartment recycling or garbage containers. If a campaign office does not pick up the signs by October 9, residents may remove them and take them to the designated depot locations.

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Pat Barrett
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