For Immediate Release
August 15, 2001

Larry Conrad
Manager, Landfill Operations
Public Works
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 3502

Non-Profit 'Green' Group Receives Appreciation Award

(Brampton) - Greencase (Green Community Action for a Sustainable Environment), a non-profit community-based environmental group operating in the Town of Caledon, was honoured today by the Region of Peel with an Award of Appreciation for the design and maintenance of a perennial and found-object garden located at the Caledon Public Waste and Recycling Depot.

"The Region of Peel Waste Management Division is thrilled to be honouring Greencase for their outstanding volunteer efforts," said Larry Conrad, Manager, Landfill Operations. "Both the staff and the volunteers have a great deal to be proud of. In full bloom, the garden is beautiful," added Marolyn Morrison, Regional Councillor and Chair of Public Works Committee.

Originally started by staff at the Caledon Waste and Recycling Depot, Greencase offered their services three years ago. The two partners have been working together to expand the garden and have utilized both compost and recycled items from the Caledon facility to enhance the garden's look.

"The staff is great with watering and salvaging items such as rocks and other found-objects," says Greencase volunteer Cynthia Hyland. "The garden itself is located in a rather unforgiving position, so we have selected plants that re-seed themselves easily. Compost from the Region of Peel's composting program has definitely contributed to the plants' hardiness and the garden's beauty."

If you would like more information on the Region of Peel's Public Waste, Recycling or Composting programs, please call the WASTELINE at 905-791-9499. For long distance areas in Caledon, residents can call free-of-charge at 905-584-2216 or visit the Region's Web site at


Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail

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