From May 3 to June 25, every household in Peel Region can place up to two extra garbage bags at the curb on their garbage collection day, without requiring bag tags.
Residents who have purchased bag tags are advised to hold on to them until further notice.
Excess garbage must be placed at the curb in black plastic bags only. Excess garbage in containers will not be collected.
As a result of these changes in the waste collection schedule, the spring garbage exemption period (June 14 to 25) has been suspended. This is to ensure the continued health and safety of waste collection staff, spokesperson Sangeeta Sundaresan said in a statement.
The region would like residents to know that these changes could result in collection delays. Residents are advised to leave their waste bins and excess garbage bags at the curb until 8 p.m. as collectors might pick up regular garbage and extra garbage bags at different times during the day. They can report a missed collection if neither are collected by 8 p.m.
Residents can place their bulky items for pickup on garbage collection day all year round.
If residents must leave their home to dispose of extra garbage bags, they can take it to any Peel Community Recycling Centre.
For locations, hours of operation and disposal fees visit peelregion.ca/waste.