Region of Peel waste carts
Waste carts (for garbage, recycling and organics) provided by the Region of Peel are not permitted to be stored in the front yard facing a street. They must be stored in the garage, side yard between houses, or back yard.
However, some residents (primarily those who live in townhouses) face space constraints due to single-car driveway and garage, no side yard, and no access to the rear yard other than through the house. In such properties, if the garage is required for car parking, and there is no other available space, residents may be permitted to store waste carts in the front yard adjacent to the building.
To report improper storage of waste carts, call 311 or use the PingStreet app’s “Report a Problem” feature.
- What has changed?
- Brampton’s Property Standards By-law has always required that carts are not stored in the street-facing front yard. However, with the new waste carts provided by the Region, the City made changes to the by-law so that some residents (mainly in townhomes) who face space constraints may be permitted to store waste carts in the front yard if no other alternative is available.
- Can all townhome residents store in the front yard?
- Depending on the size of waste carts, some townhomes may have the space to store them in the garage or a side alley if available. If no such alternatives are available, then they may be permitted to store in the front yard.
- What about semi-detached and detached homes?
- There is no change in the by-law for these homes. They must store the waste carts in the garage, side yard between houses, or the back yard.
- Some detached homes have a single-car garage or a narrow side yard. Will they be exempted?
- Where a side yard or a back yard is available, the carts must be stored there. If there are any unusual space constraints, call 311 to request an enforcement officer to be dispatched. The officer can determine if there is sufficient space and will advise accordingly.
- How is the by-law enforced?
- The by-law will be enforced on complaint-basis. Residents can call 311 or use the PingStreet app’s “Report a Problem” feature. Upon receiving a complaint, City enforcement officers will visit the property to educate the residents and follow up with enforcement when necessary.
Weekly Waste Removal
Place your garbage and recyclable material (blue box, green bin and yard waste) at the curb no later than 7 am on your scheduled collection day, and no earlier than 7 pm the night before. Remove empty containers or waste not collected from the curb by 8 pm on your collection day. For more information, visit peelregion.ca/waste
Garbage and debris
Garbage and debris including animal waste, leaves and weeds – are unsightly and can be a health and safety hazard. Help create a safe and attractive environment for everyone by clearing garbage and debris from your property. This includes but is not limited to:
- garbage bags
- animal waste
- parts of vehicles including tires
- discarded furniture, appliances, machinery,
If a property is not kept clear of garbage and debris (including graffiti) the City may issue an Order to Comply ordering that it be removed. The City will re-inspect and if it is not removed, will arrange for a contractor to remove the debris, charging back the costs to the property owner Minimum Maintenance (Property Standards) By-law (104-96) and
Refuse By-law (165-2011). Costs plus administrative fees will be added directly to the owner’s property taxes.
Garbage receptacles other than bags shall be maintained in a clean state and not be stored in a yard facing a street. This includes open porches and balconies. Minimum Maintenance (Property Standards) By-law (104-96)
Firewood, building materials and garden equipment should be stored neatly in your side yard or rear yard and not visible from the street. Minimum Maintenance (Property Standards) By-law (104-96)
To make a complaint about Property Standards, call 311 if you are in Brampton, 905.458.3424 from anywhere or email email@example.com