If you have excess garbage, it must be tagged and set beside your bin for curbside pick up. Tags cost $5.00 for a strip of 5 and can be purchased on line using a credit card linked here. Alternately, you can purchase them at the Burnhamthorpe Community Centre, the Burnhamthorpe Library or the Fewster Community Recycling Centre. Of course, you can also take your additional waste to the Recycling Centre; however, there is a minimum charge of $5.00 and you will need proof of residence in Mississauga.
locations to purchase garbage tags:
Burnhamthorpe Community Centre
1500 Gulleden Drive, Mississauga, ON, L4X 2T7
3650 Dixie Rd. Suite 101 L4Y 3V9
There will still be exemption dates when you can place an unlimited amount of acceptable garbage at the curb on scheduled collection days. These will be following Victoria Day, Labour Day, and the Christmas holidays. There is no limit to the number of clear or blue recycling bags that can be placed at the curb. Excess bags of recyclables or organics do not need to be tagged. The former replaced bins will not be collected until later this spring. As of now, timing has not been confirmed. However, they can be taken to the Fewster Recycling Centre at your convenience.
You can keep your old bins. The Region of Peel is suggesting that you consider re-purposing them. Green bins would be ideal to store pet food, birdseed, sand or walkway salt. Blue or grey boxes could hold yard waste, or store household items such as seasonal decorations.
If your carts are damaged, broken, lost or stolen, they will be repaired or replaced, free of charge, except in the case of negligence.