Upcoming changes to waste services in Peel

By November 27, 2020Issues, Resources

November 27, 2020

The Region of Peel advises residents of upcoming changes to waste services in Peel.

At Peel Community Recycling Centres (CRCs):

Ending waived disposal fees for loads up to 100 kg:

  • Effective, January 4, 2021, CRCs will end the waived disposal fees for single loads (one per day) weighing 100 kgs.
  • Residents will be charged the minimum fee of $6 for the first 50 kgs.
  • All applicable loads over 50 kgs will be charged at $118 per tonne.
  • Dedicated loads of recycling, metals, electronics and appliances continue to be accepted for free.

For the safety of the community and staff, residents should expect longer than normal wait times due to physical distancing protocols at the CRCs. Residents are encouraged to check peelregion.ca/waste/communityrecyclingcentres for the most up-to-date information on operating hours and acceptable items.

At the curbside:

Winter garbage exemption period is suspended:

  • Residents are advised that the winter garbage exemption period (originally scheduled from January 25-February 5, 2021) is suspended in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to minimize manual collection and ensure worker safety, while maintaining services for the long term.
  • Residents are reminded that:
  • Unlimited amounts of garbage will not be collected.
  • You can only place up to 2 extra bags on your garbage collection day. No garbage tags needed.
  • Additional bags beyond the 2-bag limit will not be collected, but they can be taken to any Peel CRC, where disposal fees may apply.
  • Bulky items continue to be collected at the curb on your garbage day and accepted at Peel CRCs year-round.

End of two extra garbage bags for collection:

  • As of February 8, 2021, the additional two-bag limit for excess garbage will end.
  • This means that residents will have to purchase garbage tags to dispose of excess garbage bags.
  • Residents can purchase garbage tags in advance, starting January 15 by visiting peelregion.ca/waste.
  • Residents can bring excess garbage of up to 100 kgs for free at any Community Recycling Centre until January 3, 2021.
  • Disposal fees will apply for garbage that is dropped off from January 4, 2021 onwards.
  • Excess garbage must be placed in bags. Containers or cans will not be collected.

For the latest updates on waste service changes and other services and facilities temporarily affected in Peel, please visit peelregion.ca/coronavirus/affected-services.

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel’s services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.