Bulky garbage? No problem. Mississauga, Brampton residents can still put it curbside


Published May 31, 2021 at 8:41 pm


Even though the Region of Peel has again cancelled the garbage exemption period, Mississauga and Brampton residents can still get rid of bulky items.

For the third time since the beginning of the pandemic, the Region has cancelled the spring garbage exemption period that was supposed to take place in June. The exemption period is a general amnesty program where people can put as much garbage as they want out on the curb during a two week period. There is usually one in both the spring and fall.

The exemption period has been put on hold because of the pandemic and concerns about the waste collection workers handling the items.

However, bulky items such furniture, mattress, barbeques (not propane tanks), etc. are eligible to be put out at the curb — but only on the weeks when the garbage (grey bin) is collected. Some items such as computers, electronics, and tires are not accepted and must be taken to a municipal recycling depot.

As well, to assist with the excess garbage you may have accumulated over the winter, two excess garbage bags are allowed to be put out until June 25 (anything over two bags will not be collected).

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