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For Immediate Release:
March 9, 2017
 
 

Yard Waste Collection Starts in the Region of Peel

BRAMPTON, ON. (Mar. 8, 2017) – Residents in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and urban areas in the Town of Caledon are advised that yard waste collection starts on Monday, March 13. Residents in rural areas of Caledon will have their yard waste picked up on designated Fridays.

Residents are encouraged to visit peelregion.ca/waste and use When Does It Go to check their waste management calendar or download their schedule to a personal electronic device.

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. 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.

Yard waste must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on a resident’s collection day. It should be placed in acceptable bins, containers and/or bags.

A bin/container used for yard waste collection must be:

  • clearly labelled "yard waste",
  • rigid and reusable with handles that are attached or molded to the exterior,
  • smaller than 60 cm (24 in.) wide and 95 cm (38 in.) high, and,
  • weigh less than 20 kg (44 lbs.), when full.

A Kraft brown paper bag used for yard waste collection must:

  • support a maximum weigh of 20 kg (44 lbs.) when lifted, without tearing,
  • securely close when full, and,
  • be smaller than 66 cm (26 in.) wide and 90 cm (35 in.) high.

Residents can use their old garbage container or blue/grey box to set out yard waste for collection. All repurposed containers must be in good condition and clearly labelled "yard waste" to be collected.

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected community for life for more than 1.4 million people and approximately 143,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel’s services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

 

Media Contacts:

Lisa Dhillon
Communication Co-ordinator
Region of Peel
Tel: 905-791-7800 ext. 4386

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


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www.peelregion.ca

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