City Makes Important Update To Garbage Collection In Brampton

Published June 27, 2019 at 4:04 pm

The Region of Peel is making some important updates to yard waste collection in Brampton.

The Region of Peel is making some important updates to yard waste collection in Brampton.

Starting next week, the Region of Peel will collect yard waste every-other-week in Brampton until September 26. Yard waste must be at the curb by 7 a.m on your designated collection day in the acceptable bins, containers and/or bags.

The bin/container used for yard waste collection must be clearly labelled “Yard Waste.” The bin/container must be rigid and reusable with handles that are attached or moulded to the exterior, weigh less than 20kg (44lbs.) when it is full and smaller than 60 cm (24 inches) wide and 95cm (38 inches) high.

If you choose to use a kraft brown paper bag for yard waste collection, it must support a maximum weight of 20kg (44lbs.) when lifted, without tearing, securely close when it is full, and be smaller than 66cm (26 inches ) wide and 90cm (35 inches) high. 

Residents are reminded that yard brush must be cut down and securely tied in bundles no more than 4 feet long and 30 inches wide.

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.

Yard waste can also be dropped off at the Region’s Community Recycling Centres. The yard waste must be dropped off in kraft brown paper bags, delivered loose or emptied from all other containers or bags before being placed in the disposal bins. There is a $5 flat rate that applies for loads up to and including 50 kg (110lb.) and a fee of 10 cents per kilogram that applies for loads greater than 50kg.

Residents are encouraged to visit peelregion.ca/waste and use When Does It Go to check their waste collection calendar. 

Residents who use a lawn maintenance company should inform them of the updated yard waste schedule so the company can coordinate the timing of their service delivery to ensure yard waste is only set out on the scheduled yard waste collection days.

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