Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon residents can drop off a variety of items for free this Saturday at the Region of Peel’s Conservation Day.
The annual event happens this year at the Clarkson GO station. It runs from 8:30 am to 3 pm in the northwest parking lot.
Peel residents can drop off items including household hazardous waste (such as batteries, household cleaners, paints and solvents), reusable goods for Goodwill (clothing, books and small appliances but no furniture), used electronic equipment (such as phones, personal computers, circuit boards and televisions) and confidential fine paper for shredding. The items are being accepted free of charge.
However, the public is reminded they can’t just drop off whatever they want; Items such as wood, scrap metal, tires and furniture as well as industrial, commercial and institutional waste won’t be accepted.
Many of the items listed above that aren’t being accepted on Conservation Day can be dropped off throughout the year at Community Recycling Centre. For a list of items that are accepted at the centres, visit peelregion.ca/waste or call 905-791-9499.
As well, residents can exchange damaged recycling boxes for new ones at Conservation Day. They can also purchase additional recycling boxes, backyard composters, organics bins, kitchen containers and rain barrels. However, only cash is accepted.