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For Immediate Release:
March 22, 2010
 
 
 
Yard Waste Collection in Caledon Resumes Week of March 29
 

BRAMPTON, ON. (March 22, 2010) – The Region of Peel’s yard waste collection services resume the week of March 29, 2010 in the Town of Caledon.

Urban Settlement Areas and Rural Subdivisions

Yard waste is collected every other week from April to November in Caledon urban settlement areas and rural subdivisions. Residents can find their yard waste collection schedule in the 2010/2011 Waste Management Guide, online at www.peelregion.ca/waste or by calling the Region of Peel at 905-791-9499 or 905-584-2216 in long-distance areas.

Rural Areas

The Region of Peel has increased yard waste collection in rural areas of Caledon to three times in the spring and three times in the fall to help residents manage their yard waste during the peak seasons. 

Spring yard waste collection days:

  • Monday, April 19
  • Monday, May 31
  • Monday, June 21

Fall yard waste collection days:

  • Monday, Sept. 27
  • Monday, Oct. 25
  • Monday, Nov. 8

Caledon residents may also drop off dedicated loads of yard waste, free of charge and year-round, at the Caledon Community Recycling Centre – 1795 Quarry Dr., and at the Bolton Community Recycling Centre – 109 Industrial Rd.

Yard Waste Collection Tips

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, weighing no more than 20 kg (44 lbs.)

Additional guidelines:

  • Pumpkins, leaves, garden trimmings, plants, grass clippings, twigs, branches and lawn edgings (earth removed) can be set out as yard waste. Pumpkins can also be placed in backyard composters or cut into pieces and placed in the green bin for organics recycling
  • Corn stalks and remaining fruits and vegetables from the garden should be placed in backyard composters or set out as yard waste
  • Shredded paper should be placed loose in yard waste containers or green bins
  • Do not use plastic bags, cardboard boxes, green bins or blue boxes for yard waste
  • Do not include stumps, soil, sod or stones with yard waste

Stumps, soil, sod and stones can be taken to any of Peel's Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) for disposal – drop-off fees apply. Residents can find CRC operating hours and locations in the 2010/2011 Waste Management Guide or 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.

 
MEDIA CONTACTS:
Marko Perovic
Public Affairs Associate
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4867
marko.perovic@peelregion.ca

Ben Shepherd
Manager, Waste Collection and Processing
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 7925
ben.shepherd@peelregion.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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