The City’s Property Standards By-law is to be amended to help address concerns around the storage of the new Region of Peel Waste and Recycling Collection Carts.
“The City does not currently regulate the storage of the carts,” said Mickey Frost, Director, Enforcement. “The by-law is restricting cart storage to the rear or side yard, garage or carport when there is space. Staff reviewed eight municipalities, including Brampton, Caledon, Edmonton, Guelph, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa and Vaughan to help set standards. Staff will monitor the effectiveness of the by-law amendments and report back after one year with further changes, if necessary.”
Proposed By-law Amendments
• Waste and recycling collection cart storage would be restricted to the rear or side yard, garage or carport when there is space.
• Front yard storage of waste and recycling collection carts would be prohibited except where it is not practical as determined upon review by a municipal enforcement officer. Carts permitted in the front yard would be required to be located beside a building, accessory building or a fence and arranged in an orderly manner.
Enforcement staff will enforce the by-law in response to complaints received.
The by-law amendment for the waste and recycling carts will be on the April 13, 2016 Council agenda for final approval.