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For Immediate Release:
March 26, 2015
 
 
 

Region of Peel's Weekly Yard Waste Collection Resumes in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga

 

BRAMPTON, ON (March 26, 2015) - The Region of Peel’s weekly yard waste collection in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga resumes March 30, 2015 on residents regularly scheduled collection day.  

Please note: Residents in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Asian Long Horned Beetle (ALHB) quarantined area of Malton cannot move any yard waste, nursery stock, trees, logs, lumber, wood, wood chips and bark chips out of the restricted area. Yard waste in this area will be collected from the curbside on regularly scheduled collection days but cannot be accepted for drop-off at any of the Region’s Community Recycling Centres (CRCs).  

Residents in Brampton and Mississauga – excluding those who live in the CFIA quarantined area of Malton - have two options for yard waste disposal:

Curbside collection on their regularly scheduled collection day

Please ensure all small bundles of yard waste and brush are place at the curb on collection day following these instructions:

  • small bundles of yard waste and brush must not exceed 1.2 m (4 ft.) and 76 cm (30  in.) in diameter and weigh no more than 20 kg (44 lbs.)
  • individual branches and tree limbs must not exceed 1.2 m (4 ft.) in length and 7.5 cm (3 in.) in diameter and weigh no more than 20 kg (44 lbs.)
  • place yard waste in labelled, open, rigid and reusable containers, bushel baskets, or paper yard waste bags
  • yard waste set out in plastic bags, recycling boxes or cardboard boxes, or weighing more than 20 kg (44 lbs.) will not be collected

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.) must be cut into smaller pieces and bundled according to set-out standards in order to be collected curbside. 

Residents who use a lawn maintenance company should inform them of the yard waste schedule so they can co-ordinate the timing of service delivery to ensure yard waste is only set out on scheduled collection days.

Drop-off at a CRC
Small bundles of yard waste  - with the exception of  brush and debris from the quarantined area of Malton - can be dropped off at any of the Region’s CRCs and is accepted free of charge at the Bolton and Caledon locations only.

Residents are encouraged to visit Heart Lake CRC - the Region’s newest facility – where they can expect shorter than normal wait times.  Visit peelregion.ca/waste locations for locations and hours of operation.

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

 

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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