There’s no magical way to get rid of your garbage and recycling, but Toronto’s new searchable “wizard” database will tell you what to put where.

The “Waste Wizard” (, similar to a website Peel Region residents have been using for a few years, will allow residents to search for more than 1,500 items and learn how to dispose of them according to Toronto’s rules.

The city created the database to deal with the growing list of blue-box items and for green-bin items such as paper towels, which many residents don’t realize can be included.