Consultations on Reducing Single-Use & Takeaway Items

Have your say on how to reduce single-use and takeaway items in the City of Toronto. Take the online survey by March 6!

A single-use or takeaway item is any product designed for a single use after which it is disposed of in the garbage, Blue Bin (recycling) or Green Bin (organics). Typically, these products are not designed for durability or reuse. Examples include checkout bags and beverage cups.

Your feedback will help to inform a report that will be considered by the Infrastructure and Environment Committee in spring 2022. This report will present the final proposed Single-Use and Takeaway Items Reduction Strategy Stage 2 mandatory measures (e.g., fees or “ask-first/by-request” bylaw), additional items to be addressed through the strategy, and timelines.

If you were unable to attend one of the virtual meetings held in February, or are unable to complete the online survey, you can provide feedback by emailing us at, leaving a message at 416-392-3760 or mailing it to us at:

Solid Waste Management Services

City of Toronto

City Hall, 100 Queen Street West

25th Floor East Tower

Toronto, ON M5G 1P5