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For Immediate Release:
May 2, 2011

Election Sign Recycling

BRAMPTON, ON. (May 2, 2011) – Peel residents are advised that election signs from the May 2, 2011 federal election can be recycled at any Community Recycling Centre (CRC), free of charge.

It is the responsibility of the candidate’s campaign office to remove their signs by the following times:

  • In Brampton signs must be removed by 8 p.m. on May 4
  • In Mississauga signs must be removed by 11:59 p.m. on May 4
  • In Caledon signs must be removed by 11:59 p.m. on May 7

Residents may also remove the signs from their properties and bring them to a CRC.

The three main types of signs – corrugated plastic, paperboard and plastic film – can be recycled for free at CRCs as long as their associated hardware (e.g. metal and wooden stakes and staples) is removed. These signs are not accepted in curbside or apartment recycling containers.

Residents dropping off election signs at CRCs must not bring chargeable items in order for the signs to be accepted at no charge. Dedicated loads of the following items are also accepted for free at CRCs:

  • Household hazardous waste
  • Reusable goods


  • Blue box materials
  • Large metal appliances and fixtures


  • Select electronics
  • Tires (passenger or light truck)

CRC locations and a complete list of accepted items can be found at peelregion.ca/waste and in the 2011/2012 Waste Management Guide.

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.

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Marko Perovic
Public Affairs Associate
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4867

Norman Lee
Director, Waste Management
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4703

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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