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News Release: October 24, 2019

Safely dispose of your fireworks after Diwali celebrations

BRAMPTON, ON. (Oct. 24, 2019) – Residents in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga will be lighting fireworks to celebrate Diwali this weekend. The Region of Peel encourages residents to dispose of their used fireworks in a safe way.

Residents must:

  • place used or extinguished sparklers and fireworks in a bucket of water immediately after use. Soak them thoroughly overnight.
  • drain the water and put the used sparklers or fireworks in the garbage.
  • not put them in recycling or organics bins.

Used fireworks are only accepted in the garbage. If your garbage cart is already full, excess garbage must be placed in a tagged garbage bag at the curb, using a Region of Peel garbage tag.

Unused fireworks are not collected at the curb or accepted at Peel’s Community Recycling Centres. Learn how to properly dispose of fireworks.

Residents are encouraged to check their waste collection calendar or sign-up to receive weekly collection reminders by email, text message, or phone call.

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for more than 1.5 million people and 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada's Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

Media Contacts

David Martino
Communication Coordinator
Public Works
Region of Peel
905-791-7800 ext. 4855