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For Immediate Release:
September 20, 2010

Conservation Day in Mississauga – Saturday, Sept. 25

BRAMPTON<, ON. (Sept. 20, 2010) – On Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, the Region of Peel will host a Conservation Day at the GE Capital Real Estate lot at 2599 Speakman Dr., from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entry to the site is from the westbound lane of Speakman Drive only.

Conservation Day is a special one-day event that brings specific waste management services to residential communities in Peel.

Residents may drop off the following items free of charge:

  • Household hazardous waste (batteries, household cleaners, paints and solvents)
  • Reusable goods for Goodwill (clothing, books and small appliances – no furniture)
  • Used electronic equipment (phones, personal computers, circuit boards, TVs)
  • Confidential fine paper for shredding

Materials other than those listed above will not be accepted and must be taken to a Community Recycling Centre (CRC). Only residents arriving in vehicles will be permitted to enter the location. Asbestos, explosives and ammunition are not accepted at Conservation Day or CRCs.

“Conservation Day gives residents a great opportunity to dispose of unwanted items that might be taking up space or are not collected at the curb or apartments, like paint, batteries and electronic equipment,” says Larry Conrad, Manager of Waste Operations.  “These items, as well as gently used items that are in good condition for donation to Goodwill, are accepted at Conservation Day, free of charge.”

Furniture, tires, waste wood and scrap metal can be dropped off throughout the year at any Peel CRC along with a wide variety of other recyclable and waste items, including household hazardous waste. Residents can find a complete list of items accepted at CRCs, as well as drop-off fees at www.peelregion.ca/waste or by calling 905-791-9499. Information is also available in the 2010/2011 Waste Management Guide.

Residents may also exchange damaged recycling boxes for new ones, or purchase additional boxes for $6; backyard composters for $17.50; organics bins for $20; kitchen containers for $5 and rain barrels for $50 (cash only, taxes included in all prices).

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.



Marko Perovic
Public Affairs Associate
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4867

Larry Conrad
Manager, Waste Operations
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 3437

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



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