Help reduce waste in parks and along trails

By December 15, 2022Issues, Resources, Ward 1

Waste can cause health and environmental risks. By managing waste in Mississauga parks and trails, the City is helping to reduce litter, improve cleanliness and maintain the City’s natural
habitats for residents and wildlife.

The City’s Debris and Anti Littering By-law (219-85) imposes penalties and fines for illegal dumping on City property such as parks and trails. Fines for illegal dumping (large quantities of garbage or household waste being deposited) in City parks can be up to $5,000.

The City encourages park and trail users to clean up after themselves (including after their pets) when visiting parks and trails to keep these areas clean and beautiful for all to enjoy. Here are a
few ways to help keep City parks and trail clean:
 Waste containers are located at park or trail entry and exits that are accessible to be serviced by staff during the winter season
 Dispose of waste properly in waste containers. Black is for waste and blue is for recycling. If one is not available, hold on to your waste until you come across one.
 Going for a hike? Consider using a refillable water bottle instead of a disposable one.
 Keep pet waste off the ground. Put pet waste in a bag and dispose of it in the garbage. It’s not recyclable.
 Waste containers continue to be emptied on a scheduled basis. If you come across a container that is full, please report it by calling 311 (905-615-4311 from outside Mississauga).
 If you see litter in a park or on a trail, pick it up and dispose of it in a waste container.
 Bringing household waste to park or trail waste containers is illegal. Leave your household waste at home for collection.
 Report littering, illegal dumping or problems with waste collection in parks by calling 311 (905-615-4311 from outside Mississauga).

For more information about waste collection in the Region of Peel including Mississauga, visit