HOLIDAY SEASON SERVICE AND DELIVERY IN PEEL REGION

(Dec. 17, 2013) – Region of Peel offices and non-emergency services will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 25, 2013 – Jan. 1, 2014, inclusive.

During the weeks of Dec. 23 and Dec. 30, residents in Brampton and Mississauga are reminded that garbage and recycling (blue box and green bin) will be collected later due to the holidays. Regular collection days remain the same on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31.

The following is a revised waste collection schedule:

Revised Collection Day

Wednesday, Dec. 25

collected on

Friday, Dec. 27

Thursday, Dec. 26

collected on

Saturday, Dec. 28

Wednesday, Jan. 1

collected on

Thursday, Jan. 2

Thursday, Jan. 2

collected on

Friday, Jan. 3

Residents in Caledon are advised that garbage and recycling (blue box and green bin) will be collected one day later than regular collection days due to the holidays.

Note: Residents in the Bi-Weekly Waste Collection Pilot Project areas are to refer to their collection calendars.

All Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) will operate under regular hours and regular days of the week throughout the holiday period with the following exceptions:

· Tuesday, Dec. 24 – all CRCs close at 4:30 p.m.

· Wednesday, Dec. 25 – all CRCs closed

· Thursday, Dec. 26 – all CRCs closed

· Tuesday, Dec. 31 – all CRCs close at 4:30 p.m.

· Wednesday, Jan. 1 – all CRCs closed

The following Region of Peel offices and services will close and reopen on the following dates:

Region of Peel Services

Closed

Reopen

Access Peel

Dec. 25 – Jan. 1

Jan. 2

Assessment: Peel Access to Housing and
Children’s Services

Dec. 25 – Jan. 1

Jan. 2

Brampton Breastfeeding Clinic

Dec. 24 – 26; and Dec. 31 – Jan. 1

Jan. 2

Children’s Services Operations

Dec. 25 – Jan. 1

Jan. 2

Dental Services at Peel Public Health Clinics

Dec. 25 – Jan. 1

Jan. 2

Employment Resource Centres

Noon on Dec. 24 – Jan. 1

Jan. 2

Healthy Sexuality Clinics

Dec. 24 – 26; and Dec. 31 – Jan. 1

Jan. 2

Human Services Reception

Noon on Dec. 24 – Jan. 1

Jan. 2

Learn.Play.Care. Centres

Dec. 25 – Jan. 1

Jan. 2

Ontario Works in Peel

Noon on Dec. 24 – Jan. 1

Jan. 2

Peel Living

Dec. 25 – Jan. 1

Jan. 2

Public Works Reception

Dec. 25 – Jan. 1

Jan. 2

Peel Public Health Clinic — Meadowvale

Dec. 24 – 26; and Dec. 31 – Jan. 1

Jan. 2

Rent Supplement

Dec. 25 – Jan. 1

Jan. 2

For emergencies related to food, shelter, medication and personal supports, call the Ontario Works after-hours line at 905-793-9200 or the Region’s main line at 905-791-7800.

Peel Public Health will not be accepting water samples Dec. 20 – Jan. 1. Regular collection service will resume on Jan. 2. Residents can drop off samples directly to the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion – Central Public Health Laboratory located at 81 Resources Rd., Etobicoke. Call 416-235-6556 or

1-877-604-4567 for hours.

The TransHelp office will be closed Dec. 25 – Jan. 1, and reopen on Jan. 2. Holiday service hours are as follows:

Tuesday, Dec. 24: Full service 6 a.m. – 1 a.m. (Dec. 25)
Wednesday, Dec. 25: Taxi service only
Thursday, Dec. 26: Taxi service only
Friday, Dec. 27 – Monday, Dec. 30: Full service 6 a.m. – 1 a.m. (Dec. 31)
Tuesday, Dec. 31: Full service 6 a.m. – 3 a.m. (ride free from 7 p.m. – 3 a.m.)
Wednesday, Jan. 1: Taxi service only
Thursday, Jan. 2: Full service 6 a.m. – 1 a.m. (Jan. 3)
Registered clients may continue to book trips as usual Dec. 27 – 30 by calling the Region’s Customer Contact Centre at 905-791-1015 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

The Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) is open for the holidays, Dec. 27 – 31. Visit pama.peelregion.ca for information on programming, exhibitions and PAMA’s holiday admission prices.

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than 1.3 million people and approximately 88,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the town of Caledon. For more information on the Region of Peel, call 905-791-7800 or visit peelregion.ca.

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