Residents can dispose of election signs at three locations in Brampton, Mississauga, and Caledon

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Published September 16, 2021 at 2:33 pm

The federal election is on Monday (September 20), and, for those who have started to look past it, the Region of Peel is advising residents on how to properly dispose of their signs.

Those who have an election sign can dispose of it after the election at the Fewster, Brampton, and Bolton Community Recycling Centres free of charge.

Signs will not be collected if left at the curb, and they are not accepted in apartment recycling containers.

It is the responsibility of the candidate’s campaign office to collect their signs after an election, usually between 48 and 72 hours after polls close depending on municipal guidelines.

Those who have obtained a sign to support a candidate and want to dispose of it prior to when the candidate’s campaign would collect it must separate the three main types of signs, corrugated plastic, paperboard and plastic film, from their associated hardware before dropping it off at one of the three, approved centres.

Additionally, those dropping signs off at Community Recycling Centres must keep them separate from other recycling and waste materials to meet the dedicated load free drop-off criteria.

Those who are interested in dropping their signs off themselves can find the hours and locations for the three centres online.

Cover photo courtesy of Kevin Montgomery via Twitter

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