News Release: June 26, 2019
Bi-weekly yard waste collection starts July 2 in Brampton and Mississauga
BRAMPTON, ON. (June 25, 2019) – Starting the week of July 2 until September 26, 2019, the Region of Peel will collect yard waste every-other-week in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga.
There are no changes to yard waste collection in the Town of Caledon. Urban areas will continue to receive yard waste collection every-other-week and rural residents will continue to 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 collection calendar. Yard waste must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on resident's collection day 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 (24in.) wide/95cm (38in.) high; and,
- weigh less than 20kg (44lbs.) when full
A Kraft brown paper bag used for yard waste collection must:
- support a maximum weight of 20kg (44lbs.) when lifted, without tearing;
- securely close when full; and,
- be smaller than 66cm (26in.) wide/90cm (35in.) high
Residents are reminded that yard brush must be cut down and securely tied in bundles no more than 4 ft. long and 30 in. wide.
Residents can also 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.
Residents who use the services of a lawn maintenance company should inform them of the yard waste schedule so the company can co-ordinate the timing of their service delivery to ensure yard waste is only set out on the scheduled yard waste collection days. Yard waste can also be dropped off at the Region's Community Recycling Centres (CRCs). Yard waste must be dropped off in Kraft brown paper bags, delivered loose or emptied from all other containers or bags before being placed in the disposal bins. 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 (110lb.). A fee of 10 cents per kilogram applies for loads greater than 50kg.
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 scheduled collection days, but cannot be accepted for drop-off at any of the Region's Community Recycling Centres.
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 173,000 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 peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.
Region of Peel
Tel: 905-791-7800 ext. 4386