News release: December 9, 2021
Waste collection strike in Peel is over
BRAMPTON, ON (Dec. 9, 2021) – The labour dispute involving one of Peel’s waste collection contractors, Emterra Environmental and its employees, has resolved today and the waste strike has ended. Regular waste collection services for strike-affected residents in Peel will resume on Monday, December 13, 2021.
Instructions for residents in strike-affected areas:
- If you were scheduled for garbage pickup this week (December 6 - 9), continue to leave garbage and organics at the curb (even on the weekend).
- If you were scheduled for recycling pickup for this week (December 6 - 9), continue to hold onto your recycling until your next scheduled recycling pickup day.
- Yard waste that was not picked up due to the strike, will be picked up next week (December 13 - 16) in strike-affected areas.
- Bulky items will be picked up on your next garbage day.
Check peelregion.ca/waste for further updates or follow Public Works on Twitter at twitter.com/peelpublicworks for updated service information.
We are pleased to hear that Emterra and its union has reached an agreement and that they are able to provide normal waste collection to residents starting Monday. For residents in the strike-affected areas, we thank you for your patience this week and ask that you continue to follow the instructions provided, as Emterra works to finish collecting the remaining garbage and organics in these areas. We encourage residents to visit our website or social channels for additional information.
Norman Lee, Director of Waste Management
Region of Peel
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 peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.