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For Immediate Release:
October 22, 2015

Region of Peel Celebrates Waste Reduction Week

BRAMPTON, ON. (Oct. 22, 2015) –  In celebration of Waste Reduction Week, the Region of Peel planted a tree that symbolizes the 14 million trees that have been saved by residents recycling newspaper in the Region’s Blue Box Program since 2001.

“Approximately 85 per cent of residents in Peel participate in the Region’s Blue Box Program,” remarked Norman Lee, Director Waste Management. “Saving one million trees a year is something Peel residents should be very proud of,” adds Lee. “The new recycling carts that are currently being delivered in Peel will give residents the capacity to do even more.”

Region of Peel Celebrates Waste Reduction Week

From left to right: Jennifer Innis, Regional Councillor Town of Caledon Ward 3 and 4 and Vice-Chair of Waste Management Sub-Committee, Frank Dale, Regional Chair, David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, Norman Lee, Director Waste Management, Chris Fonseca, Mississauga Ward 3 Regional Councillor and Linda Downey, Executive Assistant to Councillor Fonseca

If residents are unsure that an item is recyclable - visit peelregion.ca/waste and use How To Sort Your Waste – an online sorting tool which has correct disposal information for more than 600 items.  Residents can also refer to their Waste Management Guide that was delivered to homes in April and multi-residential homes in August.

“Learning and practicing 3 R behaviours – reduce, reuse and recycle – means your household will generate less garbage, which is better for the environment,” remarked Councillor Jennifer Innis, Town of Caledon Ward 3 and 4 and Vice-Chair of Peel’s Waste Management Sub-Committee.  “Getting in the habit of using the recycling and organics programs will reduce the amount of garbage you put at the curb.”

Waste Reduction Week (WRW) is a nation-wide initiative that encourages Canadians to reduce, reuse and recycle acceptable waste. WRW calls on all Canadians to adopt more environmentally conscious choices and is currently held in the third week of October each year.

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, visit the Region of Peel website at www.peelregion.ca/waste.



Communications 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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