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Bi-weekly yard waste collection

July 12, 2017   ·   0 Comments

Starting last week until Sept. 29, the Region of Peel will collect yard waste every-other-week in Brampton and Mississauga.
Urban areas in Caledon will continue to receive yard waste collection every-other-week. Rural residents of Caledon are reminded that they will continue to have their yard waste picked up designated Fridays.
Residents are encouraged to visit peelregion.ca/waste and use When Does It Go to check their waste management calendar or download their schedule to a personal electronic device.
Yard waste must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on residents’ collection day in acceptable bins, containers and/or bags.
A bin/container used for yard waste collection must be clearly labelled “Yard Waste;” rigid and reusable with handles that are attached or molded to the exterior; smaller than 60 centimetres (24 inches) wide, 95 cm. (38 inches) high; and weigh less than 20 kilograms (44 pounds) when full.
A Kraft brown paper bag used for yard waste collection must support a maximum weight of 20 kg (44 pounds) when lifted, without tearing; securely closed when full; and be smaller than 66 cm. (26 inches) wide and 90 cm. (35 inches) high.
Residents can also use their old garbage container or blue/grey box to set out yard waste for collection. All repurposed containers must be in good condition and clearly labelled “Yard Waste” to be collected.
Residents who use the services of a lawn maintenance company should inform them of the yard waste schedule so the company can co-ordinate the timing of their service delivery to ensure yard waste is only set out on the scheduled yard waste collection days. Yard waste can also be dropped off at the Region’s Community Recycling Centres (CRCs). Yard waste drop off is always free of charge at the Bolton and Caledon locations. At all other CRC locations, a $5 flat rate applies for loads up to and including 50 kg (110 pounds). A fee of 10 cents per kilogram applies for loads greater than 50 kg.

         

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