Waste collection workers on strike in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon

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Published December 6, 2021 at 11:00 am

Some residents in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon will see changes to their curbside pickup after waste collection workers in Peel walked off the job this week.

Starting Monday (Dec. 6), some households will experience disruptions to regular service, including a freeze on all recycling pickups.


Recycling will not be picked up during the strike and residents are being asked to hold onto recycling “until further notice.”

Bulky items and yard waste will not be picked up, but the Region said all Peel residents should still put garbage and organics at the curb on their designated garbage collection day.

Organics will not be collected on your recycling week, but will only be collected on your garbage week.

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“We ask for your patience during this time as we work to address expected collection delays and service disruption,” the Region said in a statement.

The Region has provided a map of impacted areas on its website.

The strike is the result of a labour dispute between the Region of Peel and Emterra Environmental, which is one of the waste collection companies contracted by the Region.

In a statement, Emterra said “a fair and competitive, fully recommended deal was presented” and the company is asking “that the union reconsider its actions given the impact this disruption could have on residents in the community, the environment, as well as our employees and their families.”

“Our pledge is to do our best to minimize the impact on our valued residents, customers and business partners and thank them for their patience and understanding as we work towards a fair settlement,” Emterra said.

Anyone impacted by the strike should continue to put garbage and organics at the curb on your garbage collection day and leave garbage and organics at the curb until further notice.

Check peelregion.ca/waste for further updates or follow Public Works on Twitter for updated service information.

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