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For Immediate Release:
April 30, 2012

Dont Miss the Peel Curing Facility Open House Saturday, May 12

BRAMPTON, ON. (April 30, 2012) On Saturday, May 12, the Region of Peel will host a free open house at the Peel Curing Facility to celebrate Compost Awareness Week.

“The Region always encourages residents to participate in the organics program, as it offers many benefits to residents and to our environment,” says Larry Conrad, Manager of Waste Operations at the Region of Peel. “Organics recycling keeps food waste from decomposing in landfill and releasing methane; helps residents meet the Region’s two bag garbage limit; and is turned into compost, which is a great soil amendment for lawns and gardens.”

The open house is fully accessible, and will feature tours of the facility, free give-aways, and will teach visitors how Peel’s organic waste is processed into high-quality compost. It takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking is not available at the facility, so visitors are asked to park at Mayfield Secondary School, located at 5000 Mayfield Rd., Caledon. Shuttle buses will run to and from the Peel Curing Facility every 15 minutes throughout the event.

For more information about the event and to register online, visit peelcompost.ca. Please note: prior to participating in the tour of the facility, all visitors will be required to complete a waiver form, available at the shuttle location.

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) or visit peelregion.ca/waste.

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Sonia Novello
Communication Co-ordinator (Public Works)
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4487

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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