Mississauga and Brampton residents allowed to put out unlimited amounts of garbage for limited time

Published January 17, 2023 at 11:44 am

If you have a lot of waste left over from the holidays (or have simply accumulated more waste than you’d like), you might be pleased to hear that the Region of Peel’s garbage exemption period is coming up. 

From Jan. 23 to Feb. 3, 2023, residents of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon will be able to put unlimited amounts of garbage on the curb on their regular garbage collection days. 

Garbage tags will not be required during this period.

Residents should note that excess trash will only be collected on their scheduled garbage pick-up day and not on recycling day. 

While there is no maximum amount of trash allowed, some caveats do apply. According to the Region, an extra garbage bag cannot weigh more than 20 kg (44 lbs), be larger than 66 cm (26 in) wide and 90 cm (35 in) high or be smaller than 30 cm (12 in) wide and 30 cm (12 in) high.

Garbage that is appropriate to put out includes such items as aluminum foil, bread and milk tags, chewing gum, pet waste, absorbent pads from meat trays, diapers, feminine hygiene products, coffee cups, plastic cereal and cracker box liners and shrink wrap. 

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A full list of acceptable garbage can be found here.

Items that should not be disposed of in the garbage include yard waste, deceased pets or wildlife, tires, wheel rims, empty pesticide bags, chemicals, batteries, board games and more.   

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