New changes to Peel Region’s garbage collection exemption period


BRAMPTON, ON (May 13, 2019) – The Region of Peel’s Garbage Exemption Periods have changed. The new dates for 2019 and early 2020 are:

May 2019

(two weeks following Victoria Day holiday)

June 17-28, 2019


September  2019

(two weeks following Labour Day holiday)

September 16-27, 2019
December  2019

(Christmas/New Year)

January 27-31, 2020

February 3-7, 2020

Check your downloadable waste collection calendar at to find out your NEW garbage exemption dates.

During an exemption period there is no maximum amount of acceptable (check the website for a full list) garbage you can put on the curb. Garbage bag tags are not required during exemption periods.

Each excess garbage bag 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.

Place your extra garbage out on your garbage collection day, not on your recycling collection day. Put your excess garbage close to but not on top of your garbage bins, leaving at least 1 m (3 ft.) of clear space between your extra garbage item(s) and your bins.

The Region of Peel provides waste management services in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. The Region also works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected community for life for more than 1.4 million people and approximately 163,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel’s services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.caand follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel