Residents in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and urban areas in the Town of Caledon are advised that yard waste collection starts Monday, March 14.  Additionally, residents in rural areas of Caledon will now have their yard waste picked up eight times a year on Fridays.

“We are pleased to offer residents an early start to yard waste collection,” remarks Norm Lee, Director, Waste Management, Region of Peel. “Extending the yard waste collection season gives residents more time for yard clean up and additional collection days to set unlimited amounts of acceptable lawn or garden material at the curb for pick up.”

Yard waste must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on resident’s collection day in acceptable bins, containers and/or bags.

A bin/container used for yard waste collection must be:

  • clearly labelled “Yard Waste”;
  • rigid and reusable with handles that are attached or molded to the exterior;
  • smaller than 60 cm (24 in.) wide/95 cm (38 in.) high; and,
  • weigh less than 20 kg (44 lbs.) when full

A Kraft brown paper bag used for yard waste collection must:

  • support a maximum weigh of 20 kg (44 lbs.) when lifted, without tearing;
  • securely close when full; and,
  • be smaller than 66 cm (26 in.) wide/90 cm (35 in.) high

Residents can also use their old garbage container or blue/grey box to set out yard waste for collection. All repurposed containers must be in good condition and clearly labelled “Yard Waste” to be collected.

Please note: Residents in the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Asian Long Horned Beetle quarantined area of Malton cannot move any yard waste, nursery stock, trees, logs, lumber, wood, wood chips and bark chips out of the restricted area. Yard waste in this area will be collected from the curbside on regularly scheduled[ collection days but cannot be accepted for drop-off at any of the Region’s Community Recycling Centres.

Residents are encouraged to visit and use When Does It Go to receive personalized information related to their collection schedule, download their calendar, or add their schedule into a personal electronic device.