|BRAMPTON, ON. (Nov. 22, 2010) – Brampton and Mississauga residents are advised that yard waste collection services end the week of Nov. 29, 2010. During this final week, yard waste will be picked up on regular collection days.
“This is the last opportunity this year for Brampton and Mississauga residents to dispose of their leaf and yard waste at the curb,” says Ben Shepherd, Manager, Waste Collection and Processing. “Regular yard waste collection will resume in the spring.”
Residents are asked to follow these steps when putting yard waste at the curb for collection:
- Place yard waste in labelled, open, rigid and reusable containers; bushel baskets; or paper yard waste bags.
- Set out yard waste and recyclable material on the opposite side of the driveway from garbage, if possible.
- Tie brush securely in bundles up to 1.2 m (4 ft.) in length and 76 cm (30 in.) in width.
- Brush, tree trimmings, limbs and branches must be 10 cm (4 in.) or less in diameter.
- Make sure that yard waste containers and bundles do not exceed 20 kg (44 lbs.) each.
- Pumpkins, leaves, garden trimmings, plants, grass clippings, twigs, branches and lawn edging (earth removed) can be set out as yard waste. Pumpkins may also be placed in backyard composters, yard waste containers and green bins for organics recycling.
- Corn stalks and remaining fruits and vegetables from the garden should be placed in backyard composters, yard waste containers or green bins for organics recycling.
- Do not use plastic bags, cardboard boxes or recycling boxes for yard waste.
- Do not include sod, soil, stumps or stones with yard waste.
Stumps, soil, sod and excess yard waste can be taken to any of Peel's Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) for disposal – drop-off fees apply. CRC locations and hours can be found on page 25 of the 2010/2011 Waste Management Guide and at www.peelregion.ca/waste.
The Region of Peel provides waste management services in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and in the Town of Caledon. For more information on these programs call the Region of Peel at 905-791-9499 or in long-distance areas of Caledon call 905-584-2216, free of charge. Visit www.peelregion.ca/waste.