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Don’t Forget to Choose Your Peel Waste Carts!

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As you may already know, beginning the week of January 4, 2016, the Region of Peel will be changing to a cart-based, bi-weekly waste collection program. The following changes will occur to your waste collection under this new program:

• Garbage and organics will be picked up one week
• Recycling and organics will be picked up the next week
• Change from garbage bags and recycling bins to carts
• Yard waste collection will not be affected

If you have not already done so, please ensure to choose the sizes of the garbage and recycling carts you would like to use to collect your respective household waste. When choosing cart sizes, please keep in mind the amount of household waste that you and your family produce over a 2 week period. You must choose their cart sizes by March 31, 2015 and can do so in the following ways:

• Visit the Region of Peel’s website at www.peelregion.ca/waste and choose your cart sizes online
• Attend an Open House hosted by the Region of Peel:

Ward 11 Open House
Thursday, March 12, 2015, from 4-9pm
at Dolphin Senior Public School
18 Brookside Drive, Mississauga, ON L5M 1H3

Under the new waste collection program, residents will be using garbage, recycling, and organics carts to collect household waste. Each household will receive the following:

• 1 organics cart,
• 1 recycling cart, and
• 1 garbage cart.

The organics (green) cart is available in one size only. All residents will receive a 100 L green cart. This new green cart will hold the same amount of organic waste as 2 current green carts or 14 small organics containers.

Garbage carts are available in 3 sizes: Small, Medium, and Large and will hold the following amounts of waste:

• A small cart will hold 2 – 3 bags of garbage.
• A medium cart will hold 3 – 4 bags of garbage.
• A large cart will hold 4 – 5 bags of garbage.

Recycling carts are also available in 3 sizes: Small, Medium, and Large and will hold the following amounts of recycling:

• A small cart will hold 2 blue boxes.
• A medium cart will hold 4 blue boxes.
• A large cart will hold 6 blue boxes.

Carts will be delivered, free of charge, to residences between September-December 2015, and you will begin using your carts the week of January 4, 2016, when the new waste collection program begins. Until then, please continue to use your old blue box, green bin, and garbage containers/bags to collect your household waste. To learn more about the new cart-based, bi-weekly waste collection program, please visit the Region of Peel’s Waste Management website at www.peelregion.ca/waste.

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