|BRAMPTON, ON (Jan. 24, 2014) Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon residents are advised that the Region of Peel's special curbside collection of ice storm-related debris and brush ends after regular collection on Fri. Jan. 24.
"Over the past weeks we have been assisting the municipalities with their clean-up efforts by collecting smaller amounts of ice storm-related debris and brush so City Forestry crews could focus on larger downed trees and limbs," remarks Norm Lee, Director, Waste Management, Region of Peel. "The amount of debris we have picked up has been minimal, due in part to extreme cold weather conditions. We plan to provide additional curbside collection of ice-storm related brush in the spring."
The Region will provide the following services to continue to help residents' clean-up efforts:
- additional ice storm-related brush collection in early spring (timing will be announced in the spring);
- waiving Community Recycling Centre fees for storm-related brush until further notice
Residents will be kept apprised of details as they are confirmed.
Residents in the Asian long-horned beetle (ALHB) quarantine area of Malton cannot move wood or storm-related tree debris from the restricted area. At this time, residents can bring storm-damaged tree debris to 2699 Drew Rd. (north of Derry Road East and east of Torbram Road). The tree debris will be disposed of effectively to prevent the possible spread of ALHB.
Business owners in the quarantined areas of Malton can also bring storm-damaged tree debris to 2699 Drew Rd. or make arrangements with their contractors to dispose of tree debris and packaging material as per Canadian Food Inspection Agency regulations to avoid spreading ALHB.
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, visit www.peelregion.ca/waste or call the Region of Peel at 905-791-9499 or in long-distance areas of Caledon call 905-584-2216, free of charge.