Take advantage of unusually warm temperatures and clear out that garage or basement before the new trash pickup schedule begins.
“This year’s excess waste collection is well-timed for residents as they prepare for the start of bi-weekly, cart-based collection in January,” said Peel’s director of waste management Norm Lee.
Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon residents can place unlimited quantities of garbage at the curb on their scheduled waste collection day until January 2.
No garbage tags will be required, however, regular drop-off fees still apply at community recycling centres.
The new collection format begins the first week of January, with garbage and organics collected one week and recycling and organics picked up the next. The pickup day may change, and residents are being urged to check now.
Christmas tree collection runs Monday, Jan. 11 to Friday, Jan. 22.
Residents must determine their collection schedule beforehand since trees will removed from the curb during residents’ scheduled recycling week, said Lee.
When residents set Christmas trees at the curb they must:
- Remove the tree stand and all tinsel
- Ensure all ornaments have been taken off the tree
- Take off any plastic wrapping or bags
- Keep trees away from snowbanks as they will not be picked up if they are buried in snow.
Artificial trees or trees with fake snow (flocked) will not be accepted as part of the Christmas tree collection, however, they can be picked up as a bulky item during residents’ garbage collection week.