The more GARBAGE Windward Co-op members put out, the more the co-op is charged by the city each month…which can lead to an increase in housing charges for all of us. That’s why proper recycling and organic waste collection is so important! Everybody has questions about where to put what, and your green committee is here to help.
Consult the convenient online Waste Wizard Tool or download the new waste app for your Apple or Android smartphone.
Where do I put my RECYCLING?
Put it in the bins in the first floor recycling room in the blue or grey.
Recyclable items include: paper, metal, glass, plastic, and cardboard. For a detailed list, see the signs by the elevators, the images on your blue recycling bag, or consult the Waste Wizardtool online at the City of Toronto website. Just type the name of any given item into the search window, and you’ll learn whether it’s recyclable, compostable or garbage!
Note:The small blue bins in the garbage chute cupboards on each floor are for the use of members with mobility issues who can’t easily get to the recycling room.
Large cardboard boxes: Use a knife or scissors to cut them into smaller sheets and place them in one of the two bins marked CARDBOARD in the first floor recycling room. This way, many more boxes can fit in on top of yours.
Where do I put my GARBAGE?
Put it down the chute on your floor so that it is crushed by our compactor.
First floor residents, including members in the townhouse units, you can drop your garbage in the garbage bin beside the recycling room. You can also put it down a garbage chute on another floor. Don’t contaminate our recycling bins!
Where do I put my ORGANIC WASTE?
Put discarded food, fruit and vegetable skin, egg shells, bones from meat, plant clippings and pet waste into a plastic bag (not biodegradable). Then take it to the greenbins in the recycling room at the end of the hall off the lobby on the first floor.
Where do I put my HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW)?
Keep items like dead batteries, expired medication old paint, paint thinners, aerosol cans, nail polish remover, and CFL light bulbs. When the green committee has an HHW drop-off day, bring it to our table in the lobby.
Where do I put my ELECTRONIC WASTE?
Put items like old and broken kettles, toasters, irons, cell phones, cameras, etc. in the lime greenbox in the far corner of the recycling room at the end of the hall off the lobby on the first floor. If you’re going to be near a Best Buy store, you can drop it off there, too!