Come celebrate the 20-year milestone of the City of Toronto Community Environment Days program on:

Thursday, September 8
Time of overall event: 4 to 8 p.m.
Time of Mayor Ford’s attendance (updated): 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Colonel Danforth Park, 73 Colonel Danforth Trail, at Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Please note that there has been a change to time as follows:

Mayor Ford will attend tomorrow’s Community Environment Day event from 6:30 to 8 p.m., not 4 to 6 p.m as stated in the earlier media advisory.

Tomorrow, the Community Environment Day features:

  • Green Bins, kitchen containers and other Solid Waste Management and Toronto Water products will be available:
    • for purchase or to exchange for broken ones,
    • 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.

Also, please note that:

  • residential cooking oil is now accepted at Drop-off Depots and Community Environment Days, and
  • you can recycle plastic shopping bags, foam polystyrene, empty paint and empty aerosol cans in your blue bin!

Please click here for more info about Community Environment Days or call:

  • 311 (phone within Toronto city limits) or
  • 416-392-CITY (2489)
  • TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
Celebrate Community Environment Day With Mayor Ford on September 8, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Celebrate Community Environment Day With Mayor Ford on September 8, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Media Advisory updated

Change to time: Mayor Ford will attend tomorrow’s Community Environment Day event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. rather than the earlier announced time.

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 of overall event: 4 to 8 p.m.
Time of Mayor Ford’s attendance (updated): 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 http://www.toronto.ca/environment_days.

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.

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