News release: November 8, 2023
How to dispose of fireworks after Diwali celebration
BRAMPTON, ON (November 8, 2023) - Many residents will be lighting fireworks to celebrate the Diwali festival this weekend. Follow these guidelines to safely dispose of used fireworks:
- Place used or extinguished sparklers and fireworks in a bucket of water immediately after use. Soak them overnight.
- Drain the water and put the used sparklers or fireworks in the garbage.
Fireworks are only accepted in the garbage when the above guidelines are followed. If your garbage bin is full, place extra garbage at the curb using a bag tag.
Active fireworks are not collected at the curb or accepted at Community Recycling Centres. For more information, check the waste sorter.
Peel Region encourages you to check your city’s by-laws related to using fireworks during Diwali.
About Peel's transition
The Ontario government announced the dissolution of Peel Region and the establishment of a Transition Board (TB) as part of Bill 112. The Transition Board was appointed to provide recommendations to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on a range of restructuring matters related to the dissolution of Peel Region to make Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon independent municipalities by January 1, 2025.
To learn about the Transition Board, how it will make these recommendations, and to provide feedback to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, visit Ontario's Peel Region Transition Board website.
During our transition, Peel remains committed to providing services to residents and businesses. For information about our transition, visit Peel's transition website.
About Peel Region
Peel Region works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 200,000 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.