Waste & Recycling


Toronto funding new round of community waste diversion programs

The City of Toronto has announced a third round of its Waste Reduction Community Grants program.

Grants of up to $25,000 are available to support innovative Toronto-based projects that reduce residential waste and increase participation in the City’s waste diversion programs.

The program will focus on actions that address multi-residential buildings, multilingual communities, equity-seeking groups and Neighbourhood Improvement Areas, eligible projects could include:

  • initiatives that support reuse and reduction;
  • waste education and engagement initiatives; and/or
  • other initiatives that align with the City’s Long Term Waste Management Strategy such as the repairing, exchanging, swapping and sharing of goods.

The city’s strategy puts priority on reducing and encouraging the prevention of waste, maximizing its value before disposal, and supporting the move towards a circular economy. Waste diversion, which minimizes the amount of waste sent to landfill, follows reduction and reuse in order of priority.

Groups eligible to apply for funding include resident, tenant, and neighbourhood associations, service clubs, ethnic community organizations, registered charitable organizations, environmental organizations, school groups, clubs, and councils.

Learn more about applying for a grant at toronto.ca/wastegrants.

The deadline to submit an Expression of Interest is March 9, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.