Looking For a Garbage Dump in Toronto? Here's A Map!
Here’s a detailed list of all the Garbage Dump Locations in Toronto and the GTA. Click an item on the map for contact information, hours, and details, about what exactly you can, and can’t throw away at each garbage dump location.
Here's Some Frequently Asked Questions About Garbage Dumps in Toronto
How do I dispose of light bulbs in Toronto?
Contrary to many online articles, The Home Depot no longer accepts compact fluorescent light bulbs and tubes for recycling in their stores. There are several good alternatives when recycling light bulbs and other household hazardous waste. Here are a few;
For larger scale recycling of light bulbs and other hazardous materials, The company is a good source. Using patented Recycling Containers, along with custom built Recycling Stations, they make diverting hazardous and hard to recycle waste from landfills easy and affordable. They accept paint, batteries, lamps and bulbs, oil, scrap metal, and e-Waste, to name a few.
Free pick-up by the City (Toxic Taxi Toronto)
A service request for free pick-up of HHW (household hazardous waste) can be submitted online at http://www.toronto.ca/311/ , or call 311.
Only residential household hazardous wastes (HHW) is permitted to be disposed of through the Toxic Taxi service.
RONA has established a voluntary national recycling program in over 300 participating stores across Canada. You can find helpful information on what they can and can’t recyle at https://www.rona.ca/en/sustainable-development/recycling
Lowe's Recycling Centres
Lowe’s offers free recycling services for potentially harmful household waste items, such as dry-cell batteries, rechargeable batteries, CFL bulbs and paints.
For more helpful information, or to find a suitable place to recycle your household hazardous waste, please call 311, or visit the websites of the following organizations:
Paint/Light/ Pesticide/Solvent & Flammable Liquid Recycling - Product Care Recycling - https://www.productcare.org/
Oil & Antifreeze Recycling - Automotive Materials Stewardship - https://www.automotivematerialsstewardship.ca/
Battery & Pressurized Container Recycling - Stewardship Ontario - http://www.makethedrop.ca/
Electronics Recycling - Ontario Electronic Stewardship - http://ontarioelectronicstewardship.ca/
Tire Recycling - YESS - https://yessolutions.ca/
How do I dispose of electronics in Toronto?
How do you dispose of paint in Toronto?
Can I throw out empty paint cans?
Empty paint cans are recyclable and shouldn’t be thrown in the garbage. Please separate lid from can, and put both into your recycling bin. Paint cans still containing paint will need to be disposed of correctly.