New guidelines for garbage collection
As a reminder:
- Winter garbage exemption period is suspended.
- Up to 2 extra garbage bags will be collected. No tags necessary.
Waste calendars are online. Check your collection calendar for your regular collection schedule, exemption periods and special collection dates throughout the year.
If you do not have garbage or recycling carts, visit Bag-Based Collection.
For most households, garbage and recycling collection happens every other week:
- Garbage is picked up one week.
- Recycling is picked up the next week.
Organics is picked up every week.
Yard waste has its own schedule. Check your collection calendar for your yard waste collection.
- Individual bags and containers must not weigh more than 20 kg (44 lbs) each.
- Keep your waste separate from your neighbours'.
- Clear the way for collection trucks. Don't leave hockey nets and basketball posts in the street.
Collection for multi-unit dwellings
If you live in a multi-unit residence such as an apartment or condo, please contact your property management about collection services for your building.
Property managers or superintendents provide each multi-residential unit with a free, reusable bag for recyclables. Use your reusable bag to take your loose, acceptable items to your building's recycling bin.
Organics (green cart) recycling is not available for multi-unit dwellings in Peel. It is provided only to Peel households that receive curbside collection.
Curbside collection does NOT take place on:
- New Year's Day
- Family Day
- Good Friday
- Victoria Day
- Canada Day
- Civic Holiday
- Labour Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
- Boxing Day
The Region provides and replaces garbage, recycling and organics (green) carts to applicable residents living in Peel.
If you are moving/have moved into a new development, please email firstname.lastname@example.org once you have moved in to set up your waste collection service. In your email be sure to include your name and new address.
If you are moving/have moved into a resale home, please use the carts that are already at your new home. If there are no carts at your new home when you move in, please report the cart problem to the Region of Peel.
If the carts aren't suitable for your household you can change them for smaller or larger-sized carts. An exchange fee of $25 will apply. Get more details about changing a cart size.
If you are a tenant moving into a rented property, please use the carts that are already at your new home.
If the carts aren’t suitable for you, please speak to your property owner/landlord. Only property owners/landlords can request a cart exchange.