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For Immediate Release:
June 5, 2012

Yard Waste Collection in Brampton and Mississauga Suspended to Maintain Other Collection Services

BRAMPTON, ON. (June 5, 2012) – Residents are advised that as a result of the labour dispute involving Public Works employees represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 966, changes have been made to the curbside collection program.

Recognizing that collection of garbage and organics is the priority, effective immediately, yard waste in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga will not be collected.  Residents are asked to hold on to their yard waste material until further notice.  Reducing the volume of material at curbside through this temporary program change will ensure that the remaining materials are collected.

Collection in the Town of Caledon has not changed.

“We’d prefer to continue to provide all services to our customers but that is not possible during the current situation,” said Dan Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works.

Visit peelregion.ca for further updates related to the labour disruption or follow Public Works on Twitter at twitter.com/peelpublicworks for service disruption information.

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.



Alex Fuller
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4867

Dan Labrecque
Commissioner of Public Works
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4396

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



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