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September 7, 2011
Mayor Ford at Community Environment Day event tomorrow
The public is invited to join Mayor Rob Ford to celebrate the 20-year milestone of the City of Toronto Community Environment Days program. These annual community events across Toronto promote the importance of re-using, re-cycling and safely disposing of unwanted household items while reducing waste going to landfill.

Date: Thursday, September 8
Time: 4 to 8 p.m. (Mayor Ford on site from 6:30 to 8 p.m.)
Location: Colonel Danforth Park
73 Colonel Danforth Trail, at Kingston Road

This event will feature information showcasing waste reduction, water efficiency and other green initiatives. Arts and crafts materials will be collected for reuse by local schools. Household hazardous waste and electronics will be accepted for recycling or proper disposal. Green Bins, kitchen containers and other Solid Waste Management and Toronto Water products will be available for purchase or to exchange for broken ones, and will be available free to new residents who provide identification with proof of new residency.

A giant pile of leaf compost will be available to gardening enthusiasts. Each household can take as much as a cubic metre of the compost home at no charge.

For more information about Environment Days, call 311 or visit

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media Contact
Edward Lee
Communications, City of Toronto

Jennifer Dwyer
Event Co-ordinator, Office of Mayor Rob Ford



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