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Peelregion.ca will be down this Saturday

The Region's website and online services will be unavailable on Saturday, August 19, between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. for one hour due to maintenance. Website visitors may also experience intermittent outages during this time period. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

How to Sort Your Waste

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What Do I Do With...?

CRC

Syringe and Injectors:

This item is a sharp a special category of home health-care waste.

Sharps include:

  • auto-injectors
  • injection pens
  • injectors
  • lancets
  • needles
  • prefilled pens
  • syringes

Safe disposal of sharps

Always place discarded sharps in a biohazard container for safe, free disposal. Never dispose of sharps in your garbage, organics or recycling.

To safely dispose of sharps:

  1. Pick up a free biohazard container from a Peel Community Recycling Centre (CRC)
  2. Fill the container
  3. Return the filled container to a CRC for safe, free disposal and pick up a new empty container for free.

CRCs only accept discarded sharps in biohazard containers. Do not bring your sharps to a CRC in anything but a biohazard container. This service is for residents only, not businesses.

The Ontario Sharps Collection Program for local pharmacies also provides a similar service for sharps disposal. Visit the Health Products Stewardship Association Ontario website for more information.

Additional information

Let Them Loose!

Your recyclables end up in landfill if you tie them in plastic shopping bags.

Find out why

Click on the following for a complete list of items:

  • Green Bin
  • Yard Waste
  • Blue Box
  • Garbage
  • CRC
  • Special
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