Large part of Peel Region left without waste collection as contractors strike
Emterra Environmental employees strike in Peel Region on Monday, December 6, 2021. (CTV News Toronto/Kenneth Enlow)
A labour dispute in Peel Region means that some residents in the area will be left without proper garbage collection until further notice.
A news release issued Monday morning said that employees of Emterra Environmental, one of Peel’s waste collection contractors, hit the picket line on Monday.
The job action may see collection delays for residents in western Mississauga, Brampton and parts of Caledon during their garbage week.
No bulky items, recycling, or yard waste will be collected during the strike, Peel Region said.
Residents in the affected areas are asked to continue putting their garbage and organics on the curb on their scheduled collection day. Organics will not be collected on recycling week and will only be collected on garbage week due to the job action.
The region is asking those in areas affected by the strike to hold on to their recyclables and yard waste until further notice.
One employee told CP24 early Monday morning that workers are looking for higher wages and improved benefits.
For a map of areas affected by the strike, click here.