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For Immediate Release:
June 23, 2017
 
 

Bi-weekly Yard Waste Collection Starts Monday, July 3 in the Region of Peel

BRAMPTON, ON. (June 23, 2017) – Starting the week of July 3 until September 29, 2017,  the Region of Peel will collect yard waste every-other-week in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga. Urban areas in the Town of Caledon will continue to receive yard waste collection every-other-week.  Rural residents of Caledon are reminded that they will continue to have their yard waste picked up on designated Fridays.

Residents are encouraged to visit peelregion.ca/waste and use When Does It Go to check their waste management calendar or download their schedule to a personal electronic device.

Yard waste must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on resident's collection day in acceptable bins, containers and/or bags.

A bin/container used for yard waste collection must be:

  • clearly labelled "Yard Waste";
  • rigid and reusable with handles that are attached or molded to the exterior;
  • smaller than 60cm (24in.) wide/95cm (38in.) high; and,
  • weigh less than 20kg (44lbs.) when full

A Kraft brown paper bag used for yard waste collection must:

  • support a maximum weight of 20kg (44lbs.) when lifted, without tearing;
  • securely close when full; and,
  • be smaller than 66cm (26in.) wide/90cm (35in.) high

Residents can also use their old garbage container or blue/grey box to set out yard waste for collection. All repurposed containers must be in good condition and clearly labelled "Yard Waste" to be collected.

Residents who use the services of a lawn maintenance company should inform them of the yard waste schedule so the company can co-ordinate the timing of their service delivery to ensure yard waste is only set out on the scheduled yard waste collection days. Yard waste can also be dropped off at the Region's Community Recycling Centres (CRCs). Yard waste drop off is always free of charge at the Bolton and Caledon locations. At all other CRC locations, a $5 flat rate applies for loads up to and including 50 kg (110lb.). A fee of 10 cents per kilogram applies for loads greater than 50kg.

Residents in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Asian Long Horned Beetle quarantined area of Malton cannot move any yard waste, nursery stock, trees, logs, lumber, wood, wood chips and bark chips out of the restricted area. Yard waste in this area will be collected from the curbside on scheduled collection days, but cannot be accepted for drop-off at any of the Region's Community Recycling Centres.

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected community for life for more than 1.4 million people and approximately 143,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

 

Media Contacts:

Lisa Dhillon
Communication Co-ordinator†
Region of Peel†
Tel: 905-791-7800 ext. 4386

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail


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www.peelregion.ca

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