For Immediate Release
July 12, 2001
Waste Collection and Processing
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 4541
Both Blue and Grey Recycling Boxes Now Collected Every Week
(Brampton) - The Region of Peel reminds residents they can now put both their blue and grey recycling boxes out to the curb each week on their regular collection day. Anticipating an increase in recycling due to the introduction of the three bag standard program, the Region changed to weekly collection of all household-recycling materials in June 2001.
"We're encouraging residents to maximize their recycling efforts," says Nathalie Henning, Acting Manager of Waste Collection and Processing. "We're confident the enhanced weekly collection of both blue and grey boxes will assist residents in meeting the three bag standard of waste each week."
- Sort recyclables into the correct boxes, grey for paper products and blue for containers. Recycling boxes will not be picked up if paper and container products are mixed together in one box.
- Place paper items loosely into the grey box (no plastic bags).
- Flatten all boxboard.
- Stack, bundle and place large corrugated cardboard in or beside the grey box. Tied bundles should be no larger than 76 cm x 76 cm x 20 cm (30 in. x 30 in. x 8 in.).
- Remove all caps, lids, and pumps from containers.
- Empty and rinse containers well.
- Place plastic bags in one untied plastic bag.
For more detailed information on acceptable recyclable items, residents can refer to the information brochure that was delivered to their homes. Alternatively, they can call WASTELINE at 905-791-9499. Long-distance residents in Caledon can call free-of-charge at 905-584-2216 and ask for the WASTELINE, or visit the Region's 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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