BRAMPTON, ON. (Feb. 15, 2012) Partnerships and collaboration has been the keystone for Peel Region’s success in effectively managing its five Community Recycling Centres. This practice continues as the Region becomes the first municipality in Canada to participate in a carpet recycling program. The ‘Clean Carpet Campaign’ is an initiative to keep carpets out of landfill and instead, repurpose the fibres for new products.
According to Larry Conrad, Manager of Waste Operations, “We struck a partnership with CarpetCycle Canada. Their facility accepts our dry and debris-free carpet, feeds them through a machine to sheer the fibres off and then separates these components for reuse in different markets.”
The new partnership is a prime example of environmental responsibility. Residents and trades people have the opportunity to contribute to the success of the program by ensuring carpet is dry and free of garbage, carpet tacks and staples when they bring remnants for disposal.
Since contaminated carpet is ineligible for the recycling program, residents/trades people are asked to: rip up the carpet, remove the tacks and roll it up before dropping it off at the Region’s Community Recycling Centres.
Please note that disposal fees apply.
Clean carpet may be dropped off Monday to Sunday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the following facilities:
- Brampton Community Recycling Centre, 395 Chrysler Drive, Brampton
- Fewster Community Recycling Centre, 1126 Fewster Drive, Mississauga
- Battleford Community Recycling Centre, 2255 Battleford Road, Mississauga
The Region currently sends approximately thirty-five tonnes of carpet per week to CarpetCycle Canada.
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 the Region of Peel at peelregion.ca/waste.
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