For Immediate Release
October 22, 2001

Ben Shepherd
Waste Collection and Processing
Public Works
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 4541

Recycling Your Cardboard Gets Easier

(Brampton) - The Region of Peel is making it easier to prepare cardboard for recycling. Effective immediately, cardboard placed at the curb will be accepted loose in the Grey Box or flattened within another cardboard box. In addition, residents can now recycle larger pieces of cardboard. New dimensions for cardboard placed at the curb are 90 cm x 90 cm x 25 cm (36 in. x 36 in. x 10 in.).

"We want to make recycling a way of life for all Peel residents," said Ben Shepherd, Manager of Waste Collection and Processing. "In order to make this happen, we are taking steps to make it easier for residents to prepare their cardboard for weekly collection at the curb."

Residents must continue to bundle and tie cardboard not contained in a Grey Box or cardboard box. Bundles of tied cardboard are not to exceed the new dimensions. Boxboard, such as cereal or tissue boxes, can be flattened and placed loosely in the Grey Box. Residents are reminded not to place garbage or yard waste in cardboard boxes.

Practical steps for disposing of large boxboard or corrugated cardboard:

Alternatively, large amounts of flattened cardboard may be taken to a recycling depot in the Region of Peel. The following is a list of recycling depots and locations in the Region:

For more information, please visit the Region of Peel's Web site at or call the WASTELINE at 905-791-9499. For long-distance areas in Caledon, call 905-584-2216, free of charge, and ask for the WASTELINE.


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