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News Release: April 21, 2020

Donations of clothing and other reusable goods in Peel, during COVID-19

BRAMPTON, ON (April 21) – As part of the ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of the community, many charities have suspended the collection of clothing and other reusable goods in Peel.

Residents are asked not to drop off any donations at Diabetes Canada bins or other charitable organization drop-off bins that are overflowing throughout Peel, as they will not be collected. Suspended collection also applies at Peel’s Community Recycling Centres.

“We understand by asking people to stay home as much as possible, many will start spring cleaning,” says Norm Lee, Director of Waste Management. “Due to COVID-19, the donation collection and processing system is currently on hold, so items left at bins will require special collection and ultimately end up in the garbage. We are asking residents to hold on to their items right now.”

Residents are asked to dispose of only what they need to during this emergency, however residents who have waste that needs to be disposed of immediately can visit a Community Recycling Centre (CRC) and no fees will apply. During the pandemic, any reusable goods brought to the CRC will be put into garbage and go to landfill. CRCs are not accepting tires, electronic waste, large appliances or bulky items until further notice.

For the safety of the community and employees, CRCs have implemented measures of physical distancing and have limited the number of vehicles allowed into the CRCs at any one time. As such, residents should be aware that there may be delays. Residents are also encouraged to visit peelregion.ca/waste/community-recycling-centres for all affected changes at CRCs and for operating hours.

The Region stresses that illegal dumping spoils neighbourhoods, can threaten the environment and is against the law. Everyone is being asked to do their part to help keep our communities clean.

Residents who observe illegal dumping are encouraged to report as much information as possible including date, time and location of the incident. They can do so anonymously by calling 905-791-9499.

For the latest updates on all services and facilities temporarily affected in Peel, please visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus/affected-services

Media contacts

Lisa Dhillon
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
905-791-7800 ext. 4386

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 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. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.