For Immediate Release
May 18, 2001
Waste Collection and Processing
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 4541
Environment Day in Brampton was a Hit
(Brampton) - Approximately 1,830 vehicles filled with eager Brampton residents stopped at the Brampton Centre for Sports and Entertainment for the Region's second Spring Environment Day of the season on Saturday, May 12.
"It's nice to see residents are making use of the services we provide for them," said Dwayne Cromwell, Supervisor, Waste Processing. "We've got to do what's right for the environment. By providing a great service like this, we can help keep reusable materials out of landfills."
The following items were collected at the Environment Day:
- Household Hazardous Waste (paint, oil, household cleaners, batteries)
- Scrap metal and wood (lumber, small tree stumps and limbs)
- Old tires
- Electronic equipment (phones, electronic games, computers)
- Reusable goods for donation (clothing, small appliances)
A total of 33.75 tonnes of recyclable goods was collected, and 35 tonnes of Household Hazardous Waste was disposed of at the site.
"Environment Day is a safe and convenient way to dispose of large recyclable items as well as Household Hazardous Waste items such as paint cans, aerosol sprays and chemicals or solvents," said Cromwell. "Peel residents are very committed to doing their part to help our environment."
All Regional recycling depots, including the Britannia Public Waste and Recycling Depot, Brampton Recycling Depot, Bolton Community Recycling Centre and Caledon Public Waste and Recycling Depot accepted all waste material, free-of-charge, as part of Environment Day.
In exchange for food contributions and reusable goods donated to the Salvation Army, residents received two free bags of garden compost. At the end of the day, more than 2.07 tonnes of food was collected at all Regional depots and the Brampton Centre for Sports and Entertainment.
As a result of the two Spring Environment Days, a total of 70.29 tonnes of recyclable goods, and 79.83 tonnes of Household Hazardous Waste was diverted from Region of Peel landfill sites.
For more information, please visit the Region of Peel's Web site at www.region.peel.on.ca, or call the WASTELINE at 905-791-9499.
For long distance areas in Caledon call, free-of-charge, at 905-584-2216 and ask for the WASTELINE.
Email Wasteline at firstname.lastname@example.orgCommunication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail
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