Garbage strike ends in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon

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Published December 9, 2021 at 9:34 am

The waste collection strike that has affected numerous Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon residents has ended, and curbside collection will return to normal this coming Monday.

In an email update this morning, City of Mississauga Ward 10 Councillor Sue McFadden said the union representing Emterra Environmental workers voted this morning to accept the most recent contract offer proposed to them.

The workers are back on the job today, but normal collection won’t resume until Monday, McFadden said in her update.

“Their priority is to finish the remaining garbage and organics collection from this week, with normal collection services starting up again on Monday, Dec. 13,” wrote McFadden. “We are happy that the strike only lasted a few days and thank you for your patience, understanding and accommodation during this time.”

Since the final week of yard waste collection was missed due to the strike, it will be picked up next week in strike-affected areas, McFadden said.

Region of Peel officials add that residents scheduled for garbage pickup this week (Dec. 6-9) should continue to leave garbage and organics at the curb, even on the weekend, for collection.

As far as recycling pickup goes, residents should hold onto those items until their next scheduled recycling pickup day, officials say.

Workers had gone on strike Monday, leading to an indefinite freeze on all recycling, bulky item and yard waste collection across Peel.

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