Waste Pick-up - City of Toronto

The City of Toronto will continue picking up yard waste between April 17 – May 1.


Residents are asked to put their yard waste out before 7 a.m. on their regularly scheduled garbage/yard waste collection day. If yard waste is not picked up on collection day, residents are asked to leave it out until it’s collected. It is not necessary to call 311 to report a missed collection.


If possible, residents should use a yard waste bag. Otherwise, a rigid open-top container can be used. Brush and branches should be secured in bundles no longer than 1.2 metres (4 feet), no wider than 0.6 metres (two feet) and no heavier than 20 kilograms (44 lbs).


The city will assess if it can continue to collect yard waste after May 1. 

To determine your yard waste pick-up date, click here!

The City will temporarily resume yard waste collection on your regular collection day between April 6 - April 17.  To ensure health and safety, please only use yard waste bags, not open-top containers.

The start of seasonal yard waste collection was suspended as part of the City’s COVID-19 response to ensure staffing levels to continue the core collection of garbage, recycling and organics. After this period of yard waste pickup, the City will assess if it can continue to maintain the service.  This restoration of service is part of a two-week collection period of yard-waste City wide.

To determine your yard waste pick-up date, click here!



Although some City services have been impacted as part of our response to COVID-19, the City continues to maintain regularly scheduled waste collection; including the pick-up of garbage, recycling and green-bin waste.

To ensure collection continues and the safety of residents and City staff is maintained, the City of Toronto has temporarily suspended yard waste collection.  Transfer Stations regularly open to the public for yard waste and over-sized drop-off have also been temporarily closed, and bin deliveries and exchanges are suspended.

For a full-list of affected City services, and for updates of collection resuming, click here