Region of Peel Hosts Conservation Day in Mississauga.

The Region of Peel is hosting its annual Conservation Day at the Clarkson Go Station in south Mississauga on Saturday, May 5.

Conservation Day, held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., is a special one-day event that brings specific waste management services to Peel residents. The Clarkson Go Station is located at 1100 Southdown Road.

Residents who arrive in a vehicle may drop off these items for free:

confidential fine paper for shredding,

household hazardous waste: batteries, household cleaners, paints and solvents,

reusable goods: clothing, books and small appliances – but not furniture, and

used electronic equipment: phones, personal computers, circuit boards and TVs.

“Conservation Day gives residents the opportunity to dispose of unwanted items that are not collected at the curb or in apartments,” says Dwayne Cromwell, Peel’s Supervisor of Remediation and Environmental Solutions. “Disposing of these items properly and safely is a great way to help to keep our community clean and items out of landfill.”

Residents can also purchase rain barrels for $50 – cash only, taxes included.

Residents may also check peelregion.ca/waste to see what other items can be dropped off at any Peel Community Recycling Centre – and what drop-off fees may pertain to those items.

The Region of Peel 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.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel

Region’s waste management services, visit peelregion.ca/waste or call 905-791-9499 in Peel or 905-584-2216, free of charge, in the long-distance areas of Caledon.