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News Release: October 23, 2018

Election signs can be dropped off at Peel’s Community Recycling Centres free of charge

BRAMPTON, ON (Oct 23,2018) – The Region of Peel advises all candidates, who contested the municipal elections on October 22, 2018, and residents to properly dispose of signs after the elections. They can be recycled free of charge at any one of the Region’s Community Recycling Centres.

It is the responsibility of the candidate’s campaign office to remove their signs by the following times:

If residents prefer to recycle the signs prior to removal by the candidate’s campaign office, they must separate the three main types of signs, corrugated plastic, paperboard and plastic film, from their associated hardware (e.g. metal and wooden stakes and staples) to qualify for free drop off.

Election signs will not be collected at the curbside and are not accepted in apartment recycling containers.

When taking election signs to a Community Recycling Centre, residents must keep them separate from other recycling and waste materials to meet the dedicated load free drop-off criteria. Vehicles and/or trailers containing only materials accepted free of charge are categorized as dedicated loads. The entire weight of a mixed load is subject to drop-off fees. There is a $5.00 flat rate for loads up to and including 50 kg (110 lbs.). Loads greater than 50 kg (110 lbs.) are charged 10 cents per kilogram.

Visit the How to Sort your Waste page to know more or visit for a complete list of acceptable items.

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for more than 1.5 million people and 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada's Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

Media Contacts

Sangeeta Sundaresan
Communication Specialist, Public Works
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 7963