Councillor’s Corner - October 2021

Dear Resident,

Let’s work together to keep our area clean. With the fall weather upon us, here are some reminders and tips from the

City’s Solid Waste Department:

Garbage, recycling and yard waste are collected on Wednesdays, alternating between weeks.

The city picks up yard waste every other week on garbage collection days from mid-March to mid-December, and Christmas trees in January. You can also take yard waste to one of the City’s Drop-Off Depots year-round. The collected yard waste is turned into compost, which is offered to the public for free at Community Environment Days, which I host every year. The city’s yard waste program diverts approximately 90,000 tonnes of yard waste from landfills each year. Learn more at:

You can make old new again. Find out where to donate and buy used clothing, textiles, housewares, furniture, and more. Donate and learn different ways to reduce waste at

More than 50 percent of food waste generated in Toronto households is avoidable. Reducing your food waste at home can help you save money and the environment. Learn more ways to reduce food waste at

To dispose of larger items, or if you have other questions please call 311 Toronto, download the TOwaste app on your smartphone or visit:

If you have inquiries about local developments, community projects or need access to other city-related information, please contact me at:


Visit the City of Toronto’s website to confirm the most up-to-date instructions related to COVID-19 protocol and booking reservations at:

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City Councillor

Anthony Perruzza

Ward 7 Humber River -

Black Creek