Environmental Events

From electronic recycling events and yard sales to community clean-up initiatives and gardening workshops, there's a plethora of activities planned to welcome the warmer season. Residents are encouraged to help preserve our natural surroundings while fostering a strong sense of community by participating in any of the following Township-led initiatives.  For more information about environmental events, email environmentalstewardship@king.ca.

Green Yards Program

Take a step towards greening your yard this spring and supporting pollinators by purchasing a wildflower kit, rain barrel or backyard composters. Click for more information 


Pick Up: Trisan Centre & King Township Municipal Centre. Please call 905-833-5321 prior to picking up to ensure your items are available. 

Delivery: Delivery is only available to residents within King Township for an additional fee of $5. If delivery is selected, staff will contact you via email to schedule a delivery date. 

Community Electronic Recycling Event

Saturday, July 27th 2024

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: King Heritage & Cultural Centre, parking lot

Description: Do you have old electronics collecting dust at home? Bring your unwanted electronics to the Community Electronic Recycling to ensure they are disposed of safely, recycled and kept out of landfill. The next E- waste event will take place at the King Heritage & Cultural Centre parking lot on Saturday, July 27th from 10am-2pm. Residents will be required to unload their own items. Please protect your privacy by clearing all personal data and removing batteries from e-waste items prior to dropping them off. Residents can also bring old batteries to be properly disposed of in our new Call2Recycle Battery Recycling bins that will be available on site for the event. 

For additional information please visit https://www.king.ca/electronicrecycling

Ryan at e-waste booth

Cold Creek Community Tree Planting

Saturday, September 14th 2024

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Cold Creek Conservation Area, 14125 11th Concession, Nobleton, ON L0G 1N0 

*Meet at the Education Centre parking lot

Description: Join Ontario Streams and the Township of King at Cold Creek Conservation Area (near the Education Centre) on Saturday, September 14th to plant native trees and shrubs! The event will run from 11 am - 1 pm. Shovels and gardening gloves will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own as well.

We will have a water refill station so please bring your own water bottle. We will be planting rain or shine, so please dress for the weather and wear closed toed shoes. Some light snacks will be provided as well.

Thank you for your support and passion for protecting the Earth! We are looking forward to making a difference together! High-school students can receive volunteer hours for participation. 

Registration: To register please visit  https://www.ontariostreams.on.ca/king-tree-planting-registration

More details will be emailed to registered participants closer to the event. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ontario Streams at outreach@ontariostreams.on.ca or call  416-677-8131.

Tree planting graphic

Guided Apiary Tour

Sunday, September 15 2024

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Cost: $25 per person

Location: Cold Creek Conservation Area, 14125 11th Concession, Nobleton, ON L0G 1N0

*Meet at the Education Centre Parking lot

Description: The guided Cold Creek Apiary Tour will take you into the beehive to open and inspect a colony of bees. Learn to identify the queen, brood, larvae, nectar, pollen, propolis and different types of bees in the hive. Learn how bees forage for food and water and what plants are important to them throughout the year. We will talk about native pollinators and their relationship to the environment compared to European honeybees and the challenges they face today. The tour will be led by third generation beekeeper André Flys. Participants will be provided with a veil to use. Please meet on site at Cold Creek Conservation Area in the Education Centre parking lot. Please wear appropriate footwear and bring sunscreen and bug spray. Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

For more information please contact environmentalstewardship@king.ca

Registration: Registration is required. To register please visit, townshipofking.perfectmind.com (code: 22957)