New Garbage Exemption Periods

Please be advised that the Region of Peel’s garbage exemption periods have changed. During an exemption period you can put unlimited amounts of acceptable garbage on the curb. You don’t need to use garbage bag tags during this time. The exemption period on your garbage collection day for 2019 and 2020 are during the weeks of:

Spring 2019:

June 17-21, 2019
June 24-28, 2019

Fall 2019:

September 16-20, 2019
September 23-27, 2019

Winter 2019/2020:

January 27-31, 2020
February 3-7, 2020
Be sure to put your extra garbage out on your garbage collection day, not on your recycling collection day. Collectors will not pick up excess garbage left at the curb on your recycling collection day.
Collectors might collect your cart and excess garbage at different times during the day.
Leave your garbage cart and excess garbage at the curb until 8 p.m. If neither are collected by 8 p.m., report a missed collection.
Placing extra garbage on the curb
Put smaller garbage items in garbage bags.
Place larger items separately on the curb.
Place your excess garbage next to your garbage cart. Leave 1 m (3 ft.) of space between the excess garbage and the cart.
Excess garbage bag weight and size limits
A garbage bag placed at the curb for collection cannot:
Weigh more than 20 kg (44 lbs).
Be larger than 66 cm (26 in) wide and 90 cm (35 in) high.
Be smaller than 30 cm (12 in) wide and 30 cm (12 in) high.
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