How to safely dispose of your fireworks after celebrating Diwali


Published October 25, 2019 at 2:15 pm


This weekend, residents in the cities of both Brampton and Mississauga will be celebrating Diwali and lighting fireworks.

The Region of Peel encourages participating residents to dispose of their used fireworks safely.

To do so, residents must place used and extinguished sparklers and fireworks into a bucket of water immediately after use before soaking them thoroughly overnight.

Next, drain the water and put the used sparklers or fireworks into the garbage, not into recycling or organics bins.
While used fireworks are only accepted in the garbage, unused fireworks are not collected at the curb or at Peel’s Community Recycling Centres.

Additional garbage must be placed in a garbage bag at the curb, tagged with a Region of Peel garbage tag, in the case that your garbage cart is already full.

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