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Waste Management

Peel's Community Recycling Centres

Acceptable Items

Recyclable material

  • blue box recycling items
  • large metal appliances (white goods) and fixtures
  • scrap metal - maximum 2.4 m (8 ft.) in length
  • tires - passenger car or light truck tires
  • select electronics

Drop-off fees apply for the following items:

  • carpet (clean and debris-free)
  • scrap wood - maximum 1.2 m (4 ft.) in length
  • drywall
  • residential yard waste (accepted free of charge, year-round, at the Bolton and Caledon CRCs only)
  • shingles

Clean Carpet Campaign

In support of carpet recycling!
Dry carpets without a backing or tacks can be recycled into new carpet or other products. Peel Region has partnered with a manufacturer to recycle dry, debris-free carpet and under pads. Help us help the environment by following the guidelines below.


Watch how a carpet gets recycled

Carpets do not have to be cut into strips. Drop off your dry, debris-free, uncut carpet at Brampton, Fewster and Battleford Community Recycling Centres.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

Peel's CRCs accept residential household hazardous waste for safe disposal, free of charge. Household hazardous waste must not be included in your curbside garbage or recycling collection, or poured down the drain. Some household hazardous waste can be dropped off at participating retail stores and service stations. Visit makethedrop.ca to find a location near you.

Heart Lake Community Recycling Centre Now Open

Heart Lake Community Recycling Centre, located in the City of Brampton at 420 Railside Dr., is now open.

Drop-off your household hazardous waste, garbage and items for donation or recycling.

Businesses in Peel that generate small quantities of hazardous waste may apply to dispose of it at peelregion.ca/bhw.

There is an 80 l (20 gal.) limit per day on the following items:

  • acids and bases
  • adhesives (all types)
  • aerosol cans (full or partially full)
  • antifreeze
  • brake and transmission fluid
  • chlorine
  • cleaners and detergents
  • fertilizers and pesticides
  • fire extinguishers
  • fuels (gas, kerosene, etc.)
  • pool chemicals
  • medication and pharmaceutical products
  • motor oil and filters
  • paints/stains and solvents
  • photographic chemicals

Hazardous waste includes items that are marked with these symbols:


Accepted HHW

  • batteries (all types, including lead acid)
  • cooking oil
  • fluorescent light bulbs/tubes and ballasts (remove from fixture, maximum 40 bulbs per day)
  • mercury thermometers/ thermostats
  • propane/helium cylinders - limit 5 per day, maximum 18 kg (40 lbs.)
  • syringes/needles/lancets (see sharps disposal section below)

Sharps disposal

  • Peel's CRCs accept sharps (needles, syringes and lancets) only in biohazard containers specifically designed to contain these items
  • Pick up and drop off biohazard containers at any CRC, free of charge
Do not pour pharmaceuticals down the drain or flush them down the toilet. Bring them to a CRC for safe disposal, free of charge.

Reusable goods

The Region operates reusable goods drop-off areas, exchanges and/or retail stores at its CRCs. Donated items are resold at moderate prices at the Bolton and Brampton CRCs. Residents are welcome to pick up items, free of charge, at the Caledon CRC.

Acceptable reusable items:

  • books
  • building materials
  • clothing
  • dimensional lumber
  • doors and windows
  • home furnishings
  • housewares
  • plumbing fixtures
  • tools and shop equipment
  • toys
  • working small appliances

Other Items

Drop-off fees apply for the following items:

  • clean fill - soil, sod, topsoil,clay, sand
  • construction, renovation and demolition material (insulation must be double bagged).No asbestos
  • garbage
  • rubble - brick, concrete,asphalt, ceramic tile, porcelain
Unacceptable Items
Do not bring these items to CRCs. To dispose of flares,
fireworks and ammunition, call your local police department. In Brampton and Mississauga call 905-453-3311. In Caledon call 905-584-2241.
  • asbestos
  • biomedical waste (e.g. items soiled with bodily fluids)
  • flares, fireworks and ammunition
  • food waste (green bin material)
  • heavy truck and tractor trailer tires
  • PCB-contaminated waste
  • radioactive waste
  • tires from businesses and heavy equipment



The following items are accepted FREE OF CHARGE

Note – Vehicles and/or trailers containing only items accepted free of charge are considered to have dedicated loads. Vehicles and/or trailers with both items accepted free of charge and items subject to drop-off fees are considered to have mixed loads. The entire weight of a mixed load is subject to drop-off fees.

The following fees apply to all other loads

Weight of load*
Drop-off fee
Up to and including 50 kg (110 lbs.) $5 flat rate
Greater than 50 kg (110 lbs.) 10¢ per kg
*Maximum load weight of 750 kg (1653 lbs)

Note - Weight of load is calculated in increments of 5 kg and payment is rounded down to the dollar

Methods of payment: Cash, Debit, Visa or MasterCard


Questions? E-mail or call Public Works at the Region of Peel

Revised: Thursday January 29 2015


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