Come to Conservation Day in Mississauga - Saturday, May 9, 2015
BRAMPTON, ON (May 5, 2015) – On Saturday, May 9, the Region of Peel will host Conservation Day at the Clarkson Go Station, 1110 Southdown Road in Mississauga from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the northwest parking lot. Residents are advised to enter off of Bromsgrove Road and for safety reasons staff will only accept items that arrive in vehicles.
Conservation Day is a special one-day event that brings specific waste management services to residential communities in Peel. Region of Peel residents may drop off the following items free of charge on Conservation Day:
- household hazardous waste (batteries, household cleaners, paints and solvents)
- reusable goods for Goodwill (clothing, books and small appliances – no furniture)
- used electronic equipment (phones, personal computers, circuit boards, TVs)
- confidential fine paper for shredding
Materials such as waste wood, scrap metal, tires, furniture explosives and ammunition will not be accepted at Conservation Day. Industrial, commercial and institutional waste is not allowed.
Conservation Day also brings other helpful waste management services to residents. Damaged recycling boxes can be exchanged for new ones and residents can purchase additional recycling boxes for $6, backyard composters for $21.85, organics bins for $20, kitchen containers for $5 and rain barrels for $50 (cash only, taxes included in all prices).
“Conservation Day gives residents an opportunity to dispose of unwanted items that are not collected at the curb or in apartments, like paint, batteries and electronic equipment,” says Dwayne Cromwell, Supervisor Public Works. “Disposing of these items properly and safely is a great way to help keep our community clean and items out of landfill.”
While they are not accepted at Conservation Day, furniture, tires, waste wood and scrap metal can be dropped off throughout the year at any Peel Community Recycling Centre (CRC). For a full list of recyclable, waste and household hazardous waste items that are acceptable at CRCs and information about drop-off fees, residents can visit peelregion.ca/waste or call 905-791-9499. Information is also available in the 2015 Waste Management Guide.
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/waste.
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