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Challenge 3 - Use Toronto's Trash Tools

Screenshot of Waste WizardUse Toronto’s Trash Tools

Did you know that in Toronto, more than half of what residents are putting into their garbage bag shouldn't be there? Much of what is put out as garbage can actually be recycled or composted.

There is a lot to learn about Toronto’s waste, and how we can reduce it.

The good news is that the City has a number of user-friendly tools to help you put your waste in the right place!

Challenge:

  • Visit toronto.ca/wastewizard and bookmark the Waste Wizard, a simple online search tool to identify where to put your waste.
  • The free City waste calendar lists waste collection days and each month features a number of tips on how to sort your waste - if you didn’t get one, order one now by calling 311 or send an email to 311@toronto.ca and ask for a Waste Calendar.

Tip:  See "What Goes Where" on City of Toronto website for links to information on how to sort and set out your waste.

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Take the extra step:
If you already use the City tools above, share these links with a friend, or a family member.

Did you take this challenge?


  • Karen Pace
    Took Challenge 2016-07-04 10:55:23 -0400
  • Paul Cressman
    Took Challenge 2016-07-02 13:52:39 -0400
    I am familiar with the waste wizard and will do what I can to share this resource with others.
  • Emily Farkas
    Took Challenge 2016-04-11 20:15:14 -0400
  • Erica Friesen
    Took Challenge 2014-11-25 21:08:54 -0500
  • @TeresaMWright tweeted link to this page. 2014-08-16 12:45:05 -0400
    I'm using Toronto’s Trash Tools in the @TOenviro #WasteFreeTO Challenge! http://www.wastefreeto.ca/challenge_3?recruiter_id=114949
  • Teresa Wright
    Took Challenge 2014-08-16 12:44:54 -0400
    yes, I knew ;)
  • Christie MacInnes
    Took Challenge 2014-07-25 14:17:41 -0400
    Yes
  • Melissa Shah
    Took Challenge 2014-07-19 21:33:15 -0400
  • Jennifer Kath
    Took Challenge 2014-07-16 12:24:56 -0400
    I find it very useful. Even had some questions which were answered well.
  • John D. Lundy
    Took Challenge 2014-07-15 23:27:30 -0400
    Yes…Great challenge!
  • Daniel Brennan
    Took Challenge 2014-07-15 23:05:13 -0400
    This is a great resource.
  • Charles Ritchie
    Took Challenge 2014-07-15 22:11:38 -0400
    I never put the wrong items in the garbage.
  • Jessica C Dubelaar
    Took Challenge 2014-07-15 20:58:21 -0400
    Waste wizard is great!
  • Trudy Grantham
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 22:10:55 -0400
    I already do the suggested tools.
  • Ria Bilous
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 18:58:46 -0400
    The waste wizard is a really useful tool :)
  • Chantale Spencer
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 18:58:38 -0400
    This website is great! I think that the city should try and promote it more as well as what should be recycled. I find that a lot of my friends get really confused about what items they should they should put where (especially coffee cups and lids) and haven’t heard of this amazing tool.
  • Revathy Vattukkalathil
    Took Challenge via 2014-07-14 18:58:25 -0400
    I was not aware of the online tool. I will be using it here after to categorize some of the tricky wastes! I’ve also put up the chart behind a door, for quick reference.
  • Shadiya Aidid
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 18:54:07 -0400
    Yup & Shared the link and order number.
  • Januja Jeyarajah
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 18:50:46 -0400
    Waste Wizard is sooo good, you can ask any questions and get an answer.
  • Saiyni Ganesh
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 18:50:37 -0400
  • Binu Saradakutty
    Took Challenge via 2014-07-14 18:49:57 -0400
  • P Sutharshini
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 15:48:23 -0400
    Yes I have a Toronto recycling calendar or will call 311 to order one
  • Karthika A
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 15:47:25 -0400
    Yes I have a Toronto recycling calendar or will call 311 to order one
  • Mary Arapura
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 15:20:57 -0400
    Yes I have a Toronto recycling calendar or will call 311 to order one
  • Srinath Kumarasingh
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 15:18:48 -0400
    Yes I’ll call 311 or visit toronto.ca/wastewizard next time I’m not sure what goes in the blue bin, green bin or garbage.
  • K Sinthujah
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 15:17:53 -0400
    Yes I have a Toronto Recycling Calendar or I will call 311 to order one for my house.
  • Tharsika K
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 15:16:55 -0400
    Yes I’ll call 311 or visit toronto.ca/wastewizard next time I’m not sure what goes in the blue bin, green bin or garbage.
  • Sadie Wardougou
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 15:14:22 -0400
    Yes I have a Toronto recycling calendar or I will call 311 to order one for my house
  • Thuraisingam Appudurai
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 15:13:43 -0400
    Yes I have a Toronto Recycling Calendar or I will call 311 to order one to my house
  • Nesha .
    Took Challenge 2014-07-14 15:12:33 -0400
    Yes I’ll call 311 or visit toronto.ca/wastewizard next time I’m not sure what goes in the Blue Bin, Green Bin or garbage