BRAMPTON, ON. (Sept. 19, 2011) - On Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, the Region of Peel will host a Conservation Day at the GE Capital Real Estate lot at 2599 Speakman Dr., from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entry to the site is from the westbound lane of Speakman Drive only.
Conservation Day is a special one-day event that brings specific waste management services to residential communities in Peel.
Residents may drop off the following items free of charge:
Household hazardous waste (batteries, household cleaners, paints and solvents) Reusable goods for Goodwill (clothing, books and small appliances - no furniture) Used electronic equipment (phones, personal computers, circuit boards, TVs) Confidential fine paper for shredding Materials other than those listed above will not be accepted at Conservation Day. Only residents arriving in vehicles will be permitted to enter the location. Asbestos, explosives and ammunition are not accepted at Conservation Day or CRCs.
"Conservation Day gives residents a great opportunity to dispose of unwanted items that might be taking up space or are not collected at the curb or apartments, like paint, batteries and electronic equipment," says Larry Conrad, Manager of Waste Operations. "These items, as well as gently used items that are in good condition for donation to Goodwill, are accepted at Conservation Day, free of charge."
Furniture, tires, waste wood and scrap metal can be dropped off throughout the year at any Peel CRC along with a wide variety of other recyclable and waste items, including household hazardous waste. Residents can find a complete list of items accepted at CRCs, as well as drop-off fees at peelregion.ca/waste or by calling 905-791-9499. Information is also available in the 2011/2012 Waste Management Guide.
Residents may also exchange damaged recycling boxes for new ones, or purchase additional boxes for $6; backyard composters for $17.50; organics bins for $20; kitchen containers for $5 and rain barrels for $50 (cash only, taxes included in all prices).
The Region of Peel provides waste management services in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and in the Town of Caledon. For more information on these programs call the Region of Peel at 905-791-9499 or in long-distance areas of Caledon call 905-584-2216, free of charge. Visit the Region of Peel at peelregion.ca/waste.
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BRAMPTON, ON. (April 18, 2011) - There will be no changes to waste collection services in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga due to the Easter holiday. Garbage and recycling (blue box, green bin and yard waste) will be collected on regularly scheduled waste collection days.
Peel's Community Recycling Centres will be closed on Friday, April 22 and Sunday, April 24, and will operate under regular hours on all other days.
The Region of Peel provides waste management services in the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and in the Town of Caledon. For more information on these programs, call the Region of Peel at 905-791-9499 (or in long-distance areas of Caledon call 905-584-2216, free of charge) or visit peelregion.ca/waste.
A Conversation with Region of Peel Taxpayers in Mississauga
BRAMPTON, ON. (Feb. 2, 2011) - Region of Peel residents are invited to attend a public open house in Mississauga to discuss the Region of Peel proposed 2011 budget and the services provided by the Region.
"The Region of Peel's budget and planning process reflects the Region's commitment to deliver quality services to its residents and businesses, control costs and minimize the impacts to tax and utility rate payers," said Emil Kolb, Regional Chair. "Engaging Peel citizens in the decision-making process provides an opportunity to increase understanding about the services the Region provides and to receive input on those services to help ensure we're delivering the right services in the most cost effective way."
What: Budget Open House: Overview of the Region of Peel proposed 2011 budget and the services the Region provides to Peel residents and businesses
Who: Emil Kolb, Region of Peel Chair David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel Norma Trim, Chief Financial Officer, Region of Peel Mike Metcalf, Chief of Police, Peel Regional Police Paul Tetzlaff, Deputy Chief, Peel Regional Police Medical Officer of Health, Region of Peel Members of Region of Peel Executive Management Team
When: Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, 7 - 9 p.m.
Where: City of Mississauga Central Library - Noel Ryan Auditorium 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W., Mississauga
For more information about the Region of Peel 2011 Budget Open House or questions about the Region's budget, please contact Steve VanOfwegen, Director of Business Planning and Financial Support Services at 905-791-7800, ext. 4759; or Norm Lum, Manager, Business and Capital Planning at 905-791-7800, ext. 3567.
The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon.
BRAMPTON, ON. (Dec. 17, 2010) - Many Region of Peel offices and non-emergency services will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 25, 2010 to Jan. 3, 2011 and will re-open on Jan. 4, 2011.
Waste Collection Residents in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga are advised that there will be no changes to their waste collection services due to the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Garbage and recycling (blue box and green bin) containers will be collected on regularly scheduled days.
Community Recycling Centre (CRC) Schedule The Region of Peel's CRCs will be closed on the following dates during the Christmas and New Year's holidays:
Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010 Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010 Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011 Caledon CRC will also be closed on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 CRCs will operate under regular hours and regular days of the week on all other days during the holiday period.
The following Human Services offices will be closed from Monday, Dec. 27 and will reopen at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011:
Learn.Play.Care. Child Care Centres, Early Learning Services and Children's Services Operations Peel Access to Housing (PATH), Peel Living and Rent Supplement (10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton) Employment Resource Centres (6715 Millcreek Dr., Mississauga and 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton) Ontario Works in Peel offices will be open Dec. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and then closed until Jan. 4. During the closure, enhanced After Hours (emergency) coverage will be in place. Assistance may include urgent requests for medication, funerals, evacuations due to fire/flood, etc. The Regional After Hours Answering Service can be contacted by calling 905-791-7800 and pressing zero. Ontario Works in Peel clients can check the status of their payments by using the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System at 1-800-808-2268. This system can be accessed from a touch-tone phone Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on the weekend from noon to 5 p.m.
BRAMPTON, ON. (July 15, 2010) – The Region of Peel’s Passenger Assistant Program and Dialysis Transportation (Passenger Plus) services will resume in full on Monday, July 19. Red Cross Mississauga-Halton and CUPE reached a settlement that has been ratified. Staff is now making preparations to resume service and will be contacting customers to coordinate travel arrangements.
“The Region is pleased both parties have come to an agreement so our customers can now resume using our Accessible Transportation services,” said Damian Albanese, Transportation Director. “Accessible Transportation services are important to making our community accessible to residents who require specialized transit services.”
The Red Cross is contracted by the Region to deliver the Region’s Passenger Assistant Program and Dialysis Transportation. The Region was not involved in the negotiations. Questions relating to the negotiations should be directed to the respective parties involved.
Accessible Transportation customers can contact the Region’s Accessible Transportation office at 905-791-1015 for more information.