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Community Recycling Centres

Peel Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) are disposal centres for household hazardous waste, garbage, recyclable, and reusable items.

All CRCs provide public drop-off areas for:

Permanent service changes

End of waived disposal fees for loads up to 100 kg:

  • Effective January 4, 2021, waived disposal fees for single loads (one per day) weighing 100 kg will end.
  • Minimum fee of $6 for the first 50 kg will apply.
  • Loads over 50 kg will be charged at $118 per tonne.
  • Dedicated loads of recycling, metals, electronics, and appliances continue to be accepted for free.

Tire collection is ending

  • Tires are not currently accepted. This change becomes permanent on January 2, 2021.
  • Choose one of many tire collection sites near you to ensure proper disposal.

Payments and receipts:

  • Only payment by debit, VISA, or MasterCard are accepted.
  • Cash payments are not accepted.
  • Paper receipts are not provided on-site. To get a receipt, send us an email stating which CRC you visited, the date of your visit, and your license plate number.

Temporary changes

Disposal fees: Caledon CRC yard waste drop-off

  • A yard waste load weighing up to 150 kg (331 lbs) can be dropped off for free at the Caledon CRC.
  • If a yard waste load exceeds 150 kg, the first 150 kg is free, then a 12¢ per kg charge will apply to the rest of load.

Suspended until further notice:

  • Sale of garbage tags, kitchen containers, compost, backyard composters, and rain barrels.

Other information

The Region operates 6 Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) in Peel: 2 in Brampton, 2 in Caledon, and 2 in Mississauga. All CRCs are closed on statutory holidays.

Brampton

Brampton Community Recycling Centre
395 Chrysler Dr., Brampton

Hours:
Daily: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Additional services:

  • The Salvation Army Thrift Store is closed starting Sunday, November 22 until further notice. 

Heart Lake Community Recycling Centre
420 Railside Dr., Brampton

Hours:
Daily: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Additional services:

  • Business Hazardous Waste disposal with approved application.
  • The Salvation Army Donor Welcome Centre accepts reusable items and is open daily from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Check the list of acceptable items for donation. 

Caledon

Bolton Community Recycling Centre
109 Industrial Rd., Bolton

Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday and Monday: Closed

Additional services:

  • Business Hazardous Waste disposal with approved application.
  • Caledon Community Services' Evolve Lifestyle store and donation drop-off are closed starting Tuesday, November 24 until further notice. 

Caledon Community Recycling Centre
1795 Quarry Dr., Caledon

Hours:
Monday to Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Additional services:

  • Business Hazardous Waste disposal with approved application.
  • Donation shed for clothing and textile donations only.

Mississauga

Battleford Community Recycling Centre
2255 Battleford Rd., Mississauga

Hours:
Daily: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Additional services:

Fewster Community Recycling Centre
1126 Fewster Dr., Mississauga

Hours:
Daily: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Additional services:

  • Business Hazardous Waste disposal with approved application.
  • The Salvation Army Donor Welcome Centre accepts reusable items and is open daily from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Check the list of acceptable items for donation.

All Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) are closed on statutory holidays.

  • Family Day
    Monday February 17, 2020.
  • Good Friday
    Friday April 10, 2020.
  • Easter Sunday
    Sunday April, 12, 2020.
  • Victoria Day
    Monday May 18, 2020.
  • Canada Day
    Wednesday July 1, 2020.
  • Civic Holiday
    Monday August 3, 2020.
  • Labour Day
    Monday September 7, 2020.
  • Thanksgiving Day
    Monday October 12, 2020.
  • Christmas Eve
    Thursday December 24, 2020. All CRCs closed at 12 p.m. (noon).
  • Christmas Day
    Friday December 25, 2020.
  • Boxing Day
    Saturday December 26, 2020.
  • New Year’s Eve
    Thursday December 31, 2020. All CRCs closed at 12 p.m. (noon).
  • New Year’s Day
    Friday January 1, 2021.

CRCs are not accepting tires. As of January 2, 2021 this will be a permanent service change.

Acceptable items – free of charge

Household hazardous waste
You can dispose of these items for free.

Recyclable materials
These items are acceptable recyclable materials.

Reusable items
Donation drop-off areas are available at all CRCs. Limited items are accepted.
Check locations.

Disposal fees

Loads up to 100 kg
CRCs are accepting household hazardous waste, garbage, yard waste and recycling. If a load weighs 100 kg (220.4 lbs) or less, there is no charge.

Loads exceeding 100kg
If a load exceeds 100 kg, the first 100 kg is free, then a 12 cents per kg charge will apply to the rest of load.

Fees for other items
Fees apply to some items dropped off at the CRC. You can pay by debit, Visa or MasterCard. Cash is not accepted at this time.

Other acceptable CRC items – fees may apply

Drop-off fees may apply to items such as:

  • Garbage.
  • Residential yard waste.
  • Clean fill - soil, sod, topsoil, clay, and sand.
  • Construction, renovation and demolition material (insulation must be double-bagged). Asbestos is NOT accepted.

Check how to sort your waste to learn which items are accepted and how to prepare items for safe disposal.

All waste and recyclables taken to a Peel CRC must originate in Peel.

  • Ensure that children under 12 stay in the vehicle while you're unloading your waste items.
  • Properly secure your loads.
  • Dispose of your materials in the appropriate bin.
  • CRC staff are practicing physical distancing. They cannot unload items from your vehicle.
  • Don't scavenge.

Drop-off fees by load weight

  • Disposal is free for loads weighing 100 kg (220 lbs) or less.
  • If a load exceeds 100 kg, the first 100 kg is free, then a 12¢ per kg (2.2 lbs) charge will apply to the rest of load. Fees are rounded down to the nearest dollar.
  • Single loads cannot exceed 750 kg (1653 lbs).

Proof of residence

To drop off items at a CRC you must prove that you live in Peel OR that the business/individual you work for – or provide a service for – is located in Peel.

Proof of residence documents include:

  • Residents – identification with a current Peel residential address (i.e., a driver's license and a tax or utility bill).
  • Small businesses – an original signed letter on company letterhead.
  • Contractors – a signed contract or work order with a Peel address referencing the company vehicle.

Acceptable and unacceptable transport vehicles

Vehicles accessing a CRC must meet certain requirements.

Acceptable vehicles:

  • Cars, vans, and pick-up trucks.
  • Vehicles with trailers (maximum 12 m (40 ft) long).
  • Box trucks and cube vans (maximum 5 m (16 ft) long).
  • Vehicles with a total gross weight less than 5 tonnes (combined weight of vehicle and load).

Tip truck loads – Fewster only

Small tip trucks (maximum 7.50 m (25 ft) long) are accepted at only the Fewster CRC.

Tip trailer loads – Fewster and Heart Lake only

Vehicles with tip trailers (maximum 12 m (40 ft) long) are accepted at only the Fewster and Heart Lake CRCs.

Unacceptable vehicles for all CRC locations:

  • Dump trucks
  • Stake trucks
  • Roll-off trucks
  • Garbage packer trucks
  • Tractor trailers
  • Any vehicle heavier than 5 tonnes (gross weight)

For health and safety and liability reasons, CRCs cannot accept walk-ins, bicycle traffic, or e-bikes on the platform.

You may walk or ride a bike, to drop off items at the Reuse or Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) areas of the CRCs. This includes material normally dropped off on the platforms, e.g., scrap metal (drop off at HHW area).

All paper shredding events for 2020 have been postponed.

Shredded paper is not accepted at Peel CRCs.

Shredding event dates and locations

Heart Lake CRC, 420 Railside Dr., Brampton
September 21, 2019, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Fewster CRC, 1126 Fewster Dr., Mississauga
September 28, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.