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For Immediate Release:
March 26, 2015
 
 

Yard Waste Collection Resumes March 31, 2015 in the Town of Caledon

BRAMPTON, ON. (March 26, 2015) The Region of Peel’s yard waste collection services starts March 31, 2015 in the Town of Caledon.

Urban Settlement Areas and Rural Subdivisions
Yard waste is collected every-other-week from April to November in Caledon urban settlement areas and rural subdivisions.  To see their collection day schedule residents should refer to their 2015 Annual Guide or visit peelregion.ca/waste to view an online schedule for their address. 

Rural Areas
The Region of Peel collects unlimited amounts of acceptable yard waste in rural areas of Caledon three times in the spring and three times in the fall to help residents manage their yard waste during the peak seasons.

Spring yard waste collection days:

  • Monday, April 27
  • Monday, May 25
  • Monday, June 22

Fall yard waste collection days:

  • Monday, Oct. 26
  • Monday, Nov. 9
  • Monday, Nov. 23

Caledon residents may also drop off dedicated loads of residential yard waste, free of charge and year-round, at the Caledon and Bolton Community Recycling Centres (CRCs).  Visit peelregion.ca/waste for hours of operation and locations.

Businesses such as lawn maintenance companies, disposing of yard waste are subject to standard drop-off fees.

Yard Waste Collection Tips

Residents are asked to follow these steps when putting yard waste at the curb for collection:

  • Place yard waste in labelled, open, rigid and reusable containers; bushel baskets; or paper yard waste bags
  • Set out yard waste and recyclable material on the opposite side of the driveway from garbage, if possible
  • Tie brush securely in bundles up to 1.2 m (4 ft.) in length and 76 cm (30 in.) in width, weighing no more than 20 kg (44 lbs.)
  • Brush and tree trimmings must be 10 cm (4 in.) or less in diameter

Please note:  Tree debris exceeding 1.2 m (4 ft.) in length and 7.5 cm (3 in.) in diameter and weighing  more than 20 kg (44 lbs.) needs to be cut into smaller pieces and bundled according to set-out standards in order to be collected curbside. Residents are reminded that cutting and removal of trees and related debris is a specialized skill, and we encourage them to hire a contractor to do the work for them.

Additional guidelines:

  • Leaves, garden trimmings, plants, grass clippings, twigs, branches and lawn edgings (earth removed) can be set out as yard waste
  • Fruits and vegetables from the garden should be placed in backyard composters or set out as yard waste
  • Shredded paper should be placed loose in yard waste containers or green bins
  • Do not use plastic bags, cardboard boxes, green bins or blue boxes for yard waste
  • Do not include stumps, soil, sod or stones with yard waste
  • Stumps, soil, sod and stones can be taken to any of Peel’s CRCs for disposal - drop-off fees apply.

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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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Allison Reynolds
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4867

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


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