Community Recycling Centres (CRCs)

Peel Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) are disposal centres for waste, recyclable/reusable items and household hazardous waste.

The Region operates 6 Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) in Peel: 2 in Brampton, 2 in Caledon, and 2 in Mississauga.

All CRCs provide public drop–off areas for:

  • recyclable and non–recyclable materials.
  • household hazardous waste (limited amounts).

All CRCs provide, for a cost:

  • Backyard composters.
  • Compost.
  • Garbage tags.
  • Rain barrels.

Current operating hours are in effect until the beginning of May 2017. All CRCs are closed on statutory holidays.

CRC donation drop–off centres accept reusable items.

Brampton

Brampton Community Recycling Centre
395 Chrysler Dr., Brampton

Hours:
Daily: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Extended hours: Mon – Thurs. to 8 p.m., May through October

Additional services:

  • NEW
    • The Salvation Army Donor Welcome Centre accepts reusable items during the CRC's regular hours.
    • The Salvation Army Thrift Store's NEW retail location offers gently-used items for purchase. Now open Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday.

Heart Lake Community Recycling Centre
420 Railside Dr., Brampton

Hours:
Daily: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Extended hours: Mon – Thurs. to 8 p.m., May through October

Additional services:

  • Business Hazardous Waste disposal with approved application.
  • The Salvation Army Thrift Store Donor Welcome Centre accepts reusable items.

Caledon

Bolton Community Recycling Centre
109 Industrial Rd., Bolton

Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday and Monday: Closed

Additional services:

  • Business Hazardous Waste disposal with approved application.
  • Free yard waste drop–off.
  • Caledon Community Services' ReUstore accepts and sells reusable items.

Caledon Community Recycling Centre
1795 Quarry Dr., Caledon

Hours:
Monday to Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Additional services:

  • Free yard waste drop–off.
  • Business Hazardous Waste disposal with approved application.

Mississauga

Battleford Community Recycling Centre
2255 Battleford Rd., Mississauga

Hours:
Daily: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Extended hours: Mon – Thurs. to 8 p.m., May through October

Additional services:

  • The Salvation Army Thrift Store Donor Welcome Centre accepts reusable items.

Fewster Community Recycling Centre
1126 Fewster Dr., Mississauga

Hours:
Daily: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Extended hours: Mon – Thurs. to 8 p.m., May through October

Additional services:

  • Business Hazardous Waste disposal with approved application.
  • The Salvation Army Thrift Store Donor Welcome Centre accepts reusable items.

CRCs accept a number of items free of charge including recyclable materials, reusable items, and household hazardous waste.

Check How to Sort Your Waste to learn which items are accepted and how best to prepare items for disposal at a CRC.

Recyclable materials

These items are a sample of acceptable recyclable materials that are free.

  • Any acceptable recyclable item.
  • Large metal appliances (white goods) and fixtures.
  • Tires - passenger car or light truck tires.
  • Select electronics.
  • Scrap metal.
  • Shredded paper.

For a complete list of acceptable recyclable materials, check How to Sort Your Waste.

Reusable items

These items are a sample of acceptable reusable goods.

All items should be in good working condition or disposal fees may apply.

  • Accessories.
  • Antiques and collectibles.
  • Books and media.
  • Building materials.
  • Dimensional lumber.
  • Doors and windows.
  • Eyeglasses.
  • Furniture.
  • Gently used clothing.
  • Home furnishings.
  • Household items.
  • Housewares.
  • Plumbing fixtures.
  • Power equipment.
  • Shoes.
  • Sports equipment.
  • Tools and shop equipment.
  • Toys.
  • Working small appliances.

For a complete list of acceptable reusable items, check How to Sort Your Waste.

Other acceptable CRC items – fees apply

Fees apply to some items dropped off at the CRC. You can pay with cash, Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

Here are some examples of items that are subject to drop off fees:

  • Carpet (cleaned of any debris).
  • Clean fill - soil, sod, topsoil, clay, and sand.
  • Construction, renovation and demolition material (insulation must be double bagged). Asbestos is NOT accepted.
  • Drywall.
  • Garbage.
  • Residential yard waste (accepted free of charge, year-round, at the Bolton and Caledon CRCs only).
  • Rubble - brick, concrete, asphalt, ceramic tile, and porcelain.
  • Scrap wood - maximum 1.2 m (4 ft) in length.
  • Shingles.

If your item isn't listed here, check How to Sort Your Waste for disposal instructions.

All waste and recyclables taken to a Peel CRC must originate in Peel.

  • Ensure that children under 12 stay in the vehicle while you're unloading your waste items.
  • Properly secure your loads.
  • Dispose of your materials in the appropriate bin.
  • Don't scavenge.

Drop-off fees by load weight

Single loads cannot exceed 750 kg (1653 lbs). Fees are rounded down to the nearest dollar.

  • $5 flat rate for loads up to and including 50 kg.
  • 10¢ per kg for loads greater than 50 kg.

Proof of residence

All waste and recycling taken to a Peel CRC must originate in Peel.

To drop off items at a CRC you must prove that you live in Peel OR that the business/individual you work for – or provide a service for – is located in Peel.

Proof of residence documents include:

  • Residents – identification with a current Peel residential address (i.e., a driver's license and a tax or utility bill).
  • Small businesses – an original signed letter on company letterhead.
  • Contractors – a signed contract or work order with a Peel address referencing the company vehicle.

Acceptable/non acceptable transport vehicles

Vehicles accessing a CRC must meet certain requirements.

Acceptable vehicles:

  • Cars, vans, pick-up trucks.
  • Vehicles with trailers (maximum 12 m (40 ft) long).
  • Box trucks and cube vans (maximum 5 m (16 ft) long).
  • All vehicles with a total gross weight less than 5 tonnes.
  • Vehicles with tip trailers or small tip trucks (maximum 12 m (40 ft) long) (Fewster and Heart Lake CRCs only).

Unacceptable vehicles:

  • Vehicles with trailers longer than 12 m (40 ft).
  • Box trucks and cube vans longer than 5 m (16 ft).
  • Dump trucks, stake trucks, roll-off trucks, garbage packer trucks and tractor trailers.
  • Any vehicles with a gross weight greater than 5 tonnes (combined weight of vehicle and load).

 

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How to Sort Your Waste

  • Green Bin Items
  • Yard Waste Items
  • Blue Bin Items
  • Garbage Bin Items
  • Community Recycling Centres
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