Residents, business, and institutions can help protect the natural environment through the maintenance of their private property. Various garden styles can improve biodiversity, urban agriculture, pollinator habitats, while also reduce stormwater runoff and increase the conservation of resources.
The update to the City's Grass and Weed Cutting By-law 166-2011 aims to provide property owners with more choice over their approach to gardening. The proposed changes offer more flexibility, while maintaining the health and safety of residents, their properties, and Brampton's environment. As part of this update, the City is exploring the following:
- permitting a wider variety approaches to gardening
- easing the requirements for removal of grass clippings
- establishing a prohibited plant list that includes toxic and invasive species
- ensuring maintenance standards for safety
The following provided is a summary of the proposed updates:
Grass and Weed Cutting By-Law 166-2011 Proposed Update: Document