For Immediate Release
February 19, 2001
Region of Peel
905-791-7800 Ext. 4426
KEEP THE ORGANICS COMING -
REGION OF PEEL'S COLLECTION PROGRAM GOING STRONG
(Brampton) - The cold weather will not keep the Peel Organics Composting Program (POCP) from slowing down this winter.
"Keep the food waste coming," said Steve Field, Supervisor of Waste Collection with the Region of Peel. "Full or not full, the Region picks up the organics cart throughout the winter months."
There are steps residents can take to make sure the organics cart is filled correctly. Before taking the organics cart to the curb on your collection day, remember to:
- Line the cart with soiled newspaper or cardboard to keep the organic material from freezing to the bottom.
- Wrap food waste separately in newspaper so the material does not freeze together.
- Alternate layers of food waste with layers of newspaper or cardboard.
- Take the organics cart to the curb even if it's not full.
The POCP continues to accept a variety of organic material including:
- Cookies, pies, dough, pasta
- Bread toast, muffins, cake, pancakes
- Sour cream, butter, all dairy products
- Sauce, dressings, syrups
- Meat and meat by-products
- Plate scrapings
- Soiled paper products
"It may be cold outside, but the Region continues to process organic material in the winter to produce compost for the spring garden season," Field said.
Compost can be picked up at Spring and Fall Environment Days in the Region of Peel. To learn more about the Peel Organics Composting Program or any other waste management program, 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 our Web site at www.region.peel.on.ca.
- 30 -Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail
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