September 26 – Community Environment Day

Saturday, September 26, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Riverdale Park East, along Broadview Ave. (south of Danforth Ave.)

I’m pleased to have Merchants of Green Coffee back this year offering free coffee as you check out the many local green organizations working in our community. Ward 30 Bikes will be on hand, and new this year I’ve arranged for a shredding truck from Carbon Neutral Shredding for your confidential documents.

Products Available –Fees may apply
• Backyard Composter
• Green Bin
• Kitchen Container Pick up for FREE
• Green Bin and Kitchen Container (with proof of new residency in the last 90 days or in exchange for a damaged bin)
• Leaf Compost (limit one cubic metre per household)

Items donated to local schools for reuse*
• Art supplies (e.g. pencils, markers, crayons, etc.)
• Buttons and keys
• Clipboards, corks and cork boards
• LP records, CDs and cases
• Children’s books
• Costume jewelry including broken/old watches and clocks with hands
• Yarn and dress-up clothing (e.g. costumes, prom dresses, uniforms, etc.)
• 35 mm cameras and equipment

Drop off for recycling or proper disposal
• Computer Equipment & Peripherals (e.g., desktops, laptops, handheld portables, monitors, printing devices, etc.)
• Audio/Visual Equipment & Peripherals (e.g., telephones, cell phones, pda’s and pagers, cameras, small TVs, radios, receivers, speakers, tuners, equalizers, turntables, projectors, recorders, DVD players and VCRs, etc.)
• Household Hazardous Waste (e.g., cleaning supplies and solvents, motor oil, paint, batteries, old/unused medication, mercury  thermometers/thermostats, pesticides, fluorescent and compact fluorescent bulbs, propane tanks, etc.)
Note: You can recycle plastic shopping bags, foam polystyrene, empty paint and empty aerosol cans in your blue bin.

Other Items donated for reuse*
(Please keep separate from others)
• Sporting goods (e.g. skates, hockey equipment, bikes, rackets, etc.)
• Books (excluding school/university curriculum books)
• Medical equipment in good condition (e.g. eyeglasses, walking aids, hearing aids, etc.)
• Small household items (e.g. dishes, ornaments, kitchen utensils, artistic drawings, games, etc.)
• Textiles in good condition (e.g. clothing, linens, etc.)
• Non-perishable foods will be donated to a food bank