Ditch your Christmas tree for free in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon

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Published January 3, 2024 at 10:21 am

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The holiday season has come to a close and the Region of Peel is ready to help with your clean-up with free Christmas tree removal.

The Region of Peel will begin its annual Christmas tree and wreath collection next week, giving residents in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon an opportunity to dispose of their holiday foliage free of charge.

Christmas tree and wreath collection begins on Monday (Jan.8), but before you kick your conifer to the curb there are a few steps to follow to make sure waste collection workers will trash your tree.

Detached and Semi-Detached Homes

First, check your waste collection calendar for your pickup day. Tress can go out to the curb just like your waste bins.

Any trees taller than 3 metres (or 10 feet) must be cut in half, and all plastic bags, ornaments, tinsel, nails, wire, and tree stands will need to be removed.

And when setting your tree outside for collection, make sure they are not placed in on or behind snowbanks where waste collection workers may have a hard time seeing or taking it.

Apartments and Condos

Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon residents living in an apartment or condo must follow the same rules as above, but Christmas trees and wreaths are to be placed on the curb near the driveway entrance of your property.

The Region says to take extra care that your trees and wreaths don’t block or obstruct roads or sidewalks.

Artificial Christmas trees can also be left on the curb during your regular garbage pickup day or taken to one of the Region of Peel’s community recycling centres.

Some excess holiday waste can also be recycled rather than thrown away. Here are some holiday items that can left in your blue bin or brought to community recycling centres:

  • Non-metallic gift bags (with any rope removed)
  • Non-metallic wrapping paper
  • Holiday cards without foil

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