BRAMPTON, ON (June 25, 2015) – Starting the week of June 29 until September 24, 2015 the Region of Peel will collect yard waste every-other-week in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga.
Residents who receive curbside waste collection services can find their collection calendars online by visiting peelregion.ca/waste or in their 2015 Waste Management Guide, which was delivered to homes in April.
When setting yard waste at the curb for collection, residents must adhere to the following Regional set-out standards;
- place yard waste in labelled, open, rigid and reusable containers with handles; bushel baskets; or paper yard waste bags weighing no more than 20 kg (44 lb.)
- yard waste set out in plastic bags, recycling boxes or cardboard boxes will not be collected
- cut tree limbs, branches and trunks that are larger than 10 cm (4 in.) in diameter into sections no larger than 1.2 m (4 ft.) in length
- using string or twine, securely tie brush in bundles up to 1.2 m (4 ft.) long and 76 cm (30 in.) wide
The Region recommends that residents hire a specialized contractor to cut large pieces of 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 lb.) - into smaller pieces and bundle according to set-out standards in order to be collected curbside.
Residents who use the services of a lawn maintenance company should inform them of the summer yard waste schedule so the company can co-ordinate the timing of their service delivery to ensure yard waste is only set out on scheduled bi-weekly collection days.
Yard waste can also be dropped off at the Region's Community Recycling Centres (CRCs). Yard waste drop off is always free of charge at the Bolton and Caledon locations. At all other CRC locations, a $5 flat rate applies for loads up to and including 50 kg (110 lb.). A fee of 10 cents per kilogram applies for loads greater than 50 kg.
Please note: Residents in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Asian Long Horned Beetle 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. These items also cannot be accepted for drop-off at any of the Region's CRCs. Yard waste in this quarantined area will be collected from the curbside on residents regularly scheduled bi-weekly collection day.
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.
Follow Public Works on Twitter at twitter.com/peelpublicworks