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For Immediate Release:
March 24, 2015
 
 

Deadline for Peel Residents to Choose Waste Collection Carts is March 31

BRAMPTON, ON (March 24, 2015) – Time is running out for residents to choose their new garbage and recycling carts. Peel residents who receive curbside waste collection have the opportunity to choose the size of carts that work best for them – but they only have until March 31, 2015.

“As of today more than 176,000 households have chosen or confirmed their carts,” says Dan Labrecque, Commissioner, Public Works. “That’s more than 64 per cent of the affected residents, which is a phenomenal response. But we really want everyone to have a say, so we’re encouraging all residents to choose their carts and remind their neighbours that the deadline is fast approaching.”

In January the Region of Peel launched a campaign to inform residents of the changes that are coming to waste collection services in 2016 and encourage them to choose carts that work best for their home. The garbage and recycling carts come in three sizes: small, medium and large. The organics cart comes in one size only. Those residents who do not choose their carts will receive the recommended default cart sizes that are determined based on housing style.

At peelregion.ca/carts residents can learn about the carts and bi-weekly waste collection and view an introductory video that takes them step-by-step through the upcoming changes. They can then enter their address, view the cart sizes recommended for their housing type, and make any necessary changes to the size of the recycling or garbage carts. Residents can also sign up to receive program updates such as when carts will be delivered and tips for storing their carts.

More about bi-weekly, cart-based collection
Beginning January 4, 2016, Peel residents who currently receive curbside collection services will be moving to bi-weekly, cart-based collection which means:

  • Garbage and recycling will be picked up every other week (one week garbage, the next week recycling) but organics will continue to be picked up weekly;
  • Residents will be required to use carts (rather than bags and bins) for their waste.

Key dates

  • Deadline for selecting garbage and recycling cart sizes is March 31, 2015.
  • Carts will be delivered to residents’ homes from September through December of 2015.
  • Residents start using their new carts the week of January 4, 2016.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Alexandra Walsh
Communications Specialist (Public Works)
Region of Peel
905-791-7800 ext. 4570

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


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www.peelregion.ca

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