June 19 | 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
You are invited to bring used or unwanted household items to the Community Environment Day event!
This year, we are hosting two Environment Days:
Pick up for free:
- Bagged leaf compost (limit of two bags per household, while supplies last)
Drop off for recycling or proper disposal:
Donate items for reuse:
- Sporting goods
- Books (excluding textbooks)
- Cameras, CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays
- Dress-up clothing and costume jewelry
- Clothing, footwear, accessories, linens, etc.
- Small household items
- Musical instruments, board games
- Eyeglasses, walking aids, hearing aids, etc.
- Non-perishable food for donation
Please do not bring:
- ink cartridges or toner
- construction waste
- air conditioners
- garbage and Blue Bin recycling
- cassette and videotapes
- commercial/industrial hazardous waste
- tires and scrap metal
Residents are invited to pick up free bagged compost at a Community Environment Day event. Compost will come in 13 kg bags and will be limited to two bags per household, while supplies last.
The majority of the finished compost comes from the yard waste program, while five to 10 per cent comes from the Green Bin program. Various Ontario processors receive both of these materials and blend them with organic materials of different types and sources, producing optimum conditions for composting. Before leaving the facilities, the compost is tested to ensure quality and provincial requirements for safety.
Compost is the product of a controlled, safe and efficient process. The process uses naturally occurring micro-organisms to convert materials that were once considered waste, into an excellent source of plant nutrients for gardens and lawns. Compost also improves the structure and water holding properties of soil.
For more information, read the What Happens to Organics page.