Weekly Yard waste collection in Brampton and Mississauga starts the week of April 1 and ends the week of November 25, 2013.
Yard waste is collected every other week in the urban settlement areas and rural subdivisions of Caledon.
Acceptable and Unacceptable Yard Waste
Acceptable yard waste items include:
- Garden trimmings
- Grass clippings
- Halloween pumpkins, hay bales and corn stalks
- Hedge and tree trimmings/branches
- House and garden plants
- Lawn edging (earth removed)
- Shredded paper in paper yard waste bags
Unacceptable yard waste items:
Yard waste must be free of metal, food waste, garbage, dirt and soil.
- Place your yard waste and pumpkins in labelled, open, rigid, reusable containers, bushel baskets or paper yard waste bags weighing no more than 20 kg (44 lbs.). Call 905-791-9499 or Caledon residents in long-distance areas can call 905-584-2216 to request yard waste stickers to label your containers.
- Place your recyclable materials (blue box, green bin and yard waste) on one side of the driveway and garbage on the opposite side, if possible.
- Securely tie brush in bundles up to 1.2 m (4 ft.) in length and 76 cm (30 in.) in width, weighing no more than 20 kg (44 lbs.).
- Brush and tree trimmings must be 10 cm (4 in.) or less in diameter.
DO NOT USE PLASTIC BAGS OR RECYCLING BOXES
Paper yard waste bags are available at most department, hardware and grocery stores in the Region
Ways to reduce your yard waste:
- Grasscycle by mulching your grass clippings and leave them on the lawn to return nutrients to the soil.
- Do not over-water your lawn. A healthy lawn only requires 2.5 cm (1 in.) of water per week.
- Build or purchase a backyard composter to turn your yard waste into an excellent soil enhancer.
Fall Leaf Vacuum Program
The Fall Leaf Vacuum Program is performed in partnership with the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga. To find out if you qualify for the program, please visit:
Restricted Waste Movement
Asian Long Horned Beetle
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has regulated that all homes in Malton are quarantined for the purposes of yard waste collection due to Asian Long-Horned Beetle. Fallen trees and branches must remain on site or on personal property until Jan. 2, 2014, at which time, residents in this area can dispose of their storm tree debris at 2699 Drew Rd. City crews and private contractors will dispose of debris in the prescribed manner.
Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald ash borer confirmed in Peel. Federal Ministerial Orders, which prohibit the movement of specific materials including any ash material and firewood of all species, have been issued to affected areas throughout Ontario, and now includes Peel Region. Learn more.