Important change coming to waste collection in Mississauga soon

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It's hard to believe that spring is just around the corner (although we can't complain too much about the weather this winter), but the warmer months—and the associated yard waste—are coming. 

The Region of Peel is reminding Brampton, Mississauga and urban Caledon residents that yard waste collection starts the week of March 9, 2020. 

Residents in rural areas of Caledon will have their yard waste picked up on designated Fridays.  

You can check your collection calendar to find your pick-up day.  

Residents should note that the Region of Peel no longer accepts grass clippings at the curb or at Community Recycling Centres. 

Residents can "grasscycle" by leaving clippings on the lawn after mowing, as they will break down naturally after a few days. The clippings also act as a natural fertilizer and reduce the need for frequent watering, the region says. 

The region says residents in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Asian Long-Horned Beetle quarantined area of Malton cannot move any yard waste, nursery stock, trees, logs, lumber, wood, wood chips and bark chips out of the restricted area. 

If you live in Malton, put your yard waste on the curb for collection on your regularly scheduled waste collection day. Yard waste from this area will not be accepted at any of the region's Community Recycling Centres.

Yard waste must be at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day. It must be placed in acceptable bins, containers and/or bags. Current Region of Peel collection bins will not be accepted.

The region says a bin/container used for yard waste collection must be:

  • in good condition and clearly labelled “yard waste”;
  • rigid and reusable with handles that are attached or moulded to the exterior;
  • smaller than 60 cm (24 in.) wide and 95 cm (38 in.) high; and,
  • less than 20 kg (44 lbs.), when full.

 A Kraft brown paper bag used for yard waste collection must:

  • support a maximum weight of 20 kg (44 lbs.) when lifted, without tearing,
  • securely close when full, and,
  • be smaller than 66 cm (26 in.) wide and 90 cm (35 in.) high.

Residents can use their old waste container or blue/grey box to set out yard waste for collection.

If you want to be reminded of your waste collection day, you can sign up for a reminder here

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