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August 5, 2009
Garbage collection reminder
Curb-side collection of garbage has resumed in all areas of the city. Residents are reminded that they are to follow their collection calendar regarding the day of collection and the material to be collected (for example, do not put out garbage if scheduled for recycling collection).

Unlimited waste or recycling may be put out for the first two collections of both garbage and recycling after the labour disruption (two garbage pickups and two recycling pickups). Yellow tags are not needed for garbage. Extra recycling should be placed in clear plastic bags. These procedures will be in effect for four weeks only following service resumption, ending August 28.

On scheduled pickup days, leave materials at the curb until collected. Crews may be delayed in finishing their routes.

With the exception of Etobicoke, yard waste collection will begin the week of August 18. Yard waste collection in Etobicoke resumes immediately.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Rob Andrusevich, Strategic Communications, 416-397-4149,



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