News Release: March 2, 2020
Yard waste collection begins week of March 9 across the Region
BRAMPTON, ON (March 2, 2020) – Residents in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and urban areas in the Town of Caledon are advised that yard waste collection starts the week of Monday, March 9, 2020. Residents in rural areas of Caledon will have their yard waste picked up on designated Fridays.
Residents can check their collection calendar to find their pick-up day. You can also sign up to receive free weekly waste reminders at peelregion.ca/waste/reminders.
Residents are reminded that the Region of Peel no longer accepts grass clippings at the curb or at Community Recycling Centres. Residents can grasscycle by leaving clippings on the lawn after mowing to break down naturally after a few days. The benefits to leaving grass clippings on your lawn is it acts as natural fertilizer, reduces frequency of watering, and can save time and money. For tips, benefits and myths about grasscycling, check peelregion.ca/waste.
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. If you live in Malton, put your yard waste on the curb for collection on your regular scheduled waste collection day. Yard waste from this area will not be accepted 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 must be placed in acceptable bins, containers and/or bags. Using current Region of Peel collection bins will not be accepted.
A bin/container used for yard waste collection must be:
- in good condition and 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,
- less than 20 kg (44 lbs.), when full.
A Kraft brown paper bag used for yard waste collection must:
- support a maximum weight 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 waste container or blue/grey box to set out yard waste for collection.
Media ContactsSangeeta Sundaresan
Communication Specialist, Public Works
Region of Peel
Tel: 905-791-7800 ext. 7963
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 peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.