A Toronto Tim Hortons Was Apparently Missing A Trash Can & A Graveyard Of Cups Is Growing

A video shows all of the discarded cups.

Toronto Staff Writer
A Toronto Tim Hortons Was Apparently Missing A Trash Can & A Graveyard Of Cups Is Growing
Courtesy of Kate Tanos

Any Tim Hortons regular is probably familiar with the good old new cup and chuck routine. This is when you go through the drive-through and get rid of your old Timmies cup before replacing it with a new steaming Double-Double.

But what happens if the Tim Hortons trash can goes missing? The answer, apparently, is anarchy.

Toronto resident Kate Tanos says the drive-thru trash cans at her local Tim Hortons have been missing since September 2021. Since then, a graveyard of old coffee cups has been growing under the drive-thru menu.

Tanos spotted the growing pile of discarded cups while going to the Tim Hortons drive-thru on January 19 and took a video of the mess.

Tanos says she noticed that the trash cans were missing "very recently" and shared her video to a local Toronto Facebook group, captioning the post, "my local Tims took out the exterior garbage cans lol - been like this ever since! But the snow omage [sic] is even better."

In the video, dozens of coffee cups can be seen in the snow, with one plastic bag full of cups and trash.

Tanos' said the Tim Hortons in question is located in Scarborough at 720 Warden Ave., and while Tim Hortons didn't confirm whether that location's outer trash cans were removed, the company told Narcity that it would get in contact with the restaurant's owner.

"We set high standards for all Tim Hortons restaurants to follow to ensure guests have a consistent experience no matter which location they visit. Those standards include maintaining a level of cleanliness inside and outside all restaurants that we can be proud of," said Tim Hortons.

"The image you shared is not acceptable and we've connected with the restaurant owner to ensure that all our standards are being met going forward."

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