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News Release: May 15, 2019

New Changes to Peel’s Garbage Exemption Period

Brampton, ON (May 13, 2019) – The Region of Peel’s Garbage Exemption Periods have changed. The new dates for 2019 and early 2020 are:

Old Dates New Dates
May 2019
(two weeks following Victoria Day holiday)
June 17-28, 2019
September 2019
(two weeks following Labour Day holiday)
September 16-27, 2019
December 2019
(Christmas/New Year)
January 27-31, 2020
February 3-7, 2020

Check your downloadable waste collection calendar at to find out your new garbage exemption dates.

During an exemption period there is no maximum amount of acceptable (check the website for a full list) garbage you can put on the curb. Garbage bag tags are not required during exemption periods.

Each excess garbage bag cannot:

Place your extra garbage out on your garbage collection day, not on your recycling collection day. Put your excess garbage close to but not on top of your garbage bins, leaving at least 1 m (3 ft.) of clear space between your extra garbage item(s) and your bins.

Media Contacts

Sangeeta Sundaresan
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
905-791-7800 x 7963

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 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. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram