For Immediate Release
April 18, 2001
Waste Collection and Processing
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 4541
Bundling Brush Correctly
(Brampton) - The Region of Peel's Yard Waste program collects garden trimmings, grass clippings, leaves, plants, twigs, branches and brush.
"Yard waste should be set at the curb in open rigid containers, bushel baskets, properly tied bundles or in paper yard waste bags on your regular collection day," said Dwayne Cromwell, Acting Manager of Waste Collection and Processing at the Region of Peel.
The Region of Peel will continue to collect yard waste placed at the curb in clear plastic bags until June 29, 2001. The grace period has been initiated in order to allow residents time to adjust to the plastic bag ban, purchase paper yard waste bags and use up their clear plastic bags.
Follow these guidelines when preparing brush for yard waste collection:
- Brush must be securely tied in bundles, to a maximum of 1.2 m (4 feet) in length and 0.76 m (2.5 feet) in diameter.
- Brush must not be heavier than 23 kg (50 lbs.).
- Branches must not be thicker than 10 cm (4 inches).
"After yard waste is taken from the curb, it goes to a compost facility where it's converted into garden compost, and later distributed to residents at Environment Days," said Cromwell.
For more information on this or any other waste management program, please call the Region's WASTELINE at 905-791-9499, or visit our Web site at www.region.peel.on.ca
Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail
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