Here are the Region of Peel’s waste management plans for the holiday season. There are some schedule changes, and also a waste exemption period and Christmas tree collection:
All recycling, garbage and organics collection will be one day later for the weeks of December 26, 2016 and January 2, 2017.
Holiday waste exemption
There is a waste exemption period on your scheduled garbage collection day during the weeks of December 27-30, 2016 and January 3-6, 2017. During this period, if you receive curbside collection, you can place unlimited amounts of acceptable excess garbage at the curb without garbage bag tags. Bags must weigh no more than 20 kgs. (44 lbs.) each. You are asked to ensure that there is one metre of space between your excess bags of garbage and your garbage and organics carts.
Real Christmas trees will be collected if you place them at the curb on your regularly scheduled recycling collection day during the weeks of January 9 and 16, 2017. You can also take Christmas trees to a Community Recycling Centre (CRC) if you miss your collection.
Trees taller than 3 m. (10 ft.) must be cut in half to be collected at the curb or dropped off at a CRC. There will be no drop-off fees at the CRCs for Christmas trees during the Christmas tree collection period.
You need to remove all outer plastic bags, ornaments, tinsel, nails, wire and tree stands from your trees for them to be collected. Trees placed in or on snowbanks will not be collected. If you live in an apartment or condo, you can put your trees at the curb by the driveway entrance to the property, but you are asked to ensure that these do not obstruct the road or sidewalk.