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News release: May 24, 2023

Peel wins Municipal Waste Association's gold award

Waste virtual tour wins Municipal Waste Association's gold award in the Community Engagement and Outreach Program category

Brampton, ON. (May 24, 2023) - Peel Region's virtual waste facility tours recently won the Municipal Waste Association’s gold award for Promotion and Education in the Community Engagement and Outreach Program category.

The tours allow users to explore Peel's recycling facility, organics processing facility, and waste transfer station through 360° views of the facilities, videos, and interesting facts about waste management in Peel.

This is exciting news and I would like to congratulate our Public Education and Outreach team for doing such a wonderful job with the virtual tours. The goal of the virtual tours is to provide students and residents with a better understanding of waste management processes and encourage correct sorting practices.

Erwin Pascual, Manager - Waste Planning, Peel Region

The virtual waste tours were created to replace the in-person school tours of the Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility that were discontinued due to the COVID-19 pandemic and public gathering restrictions. The virtual tours offer schools and residents a special behind-the-scenes look at how recycling, organics and garbage is managed in Peel.

The virtual tours are available on Peel Region's website.

Media contact

Sangeeta Sundaresan
Communications Specialist
Region of Peel

About Peel Region

In 2024, Peel Region marks its 50th anniversary. 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 Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information explore and follow us on X @regionofpeel and Instagram

On December 13, 2023, the Ontario government announced that Peel Region will not be dissolved, and that Bill 112 legislation will be updated to reflect service delivery in Peel. Services for residents and businesses will continue without interruption. For updates and more information, visit Peel's transition page.