What to do with those old recycling bins?

Old organic and recycle bins:

Existing bins and containers
Blue boxes and grey boxes filled with recyclables and old green bins filled with organics are no longer collected.
You can choose from 3 options for your existing bins and containers.
Watch the options available to you for your existing bins and containers.

The Region will collect your old blue box (or grey box) and green bin on designated collection dates in Spring 2016.
Alternatively you can drop off your old, empty bins for free at any Peel Community Recycling Centre (CRC). At the CRC, be sure to dispose of your bins and/or boxes in the bulky plastic bin – not the garbage bin.
Please consider re-purposing your old green bin to store pet food, bird seed, sand or walkway salt.
Please also consider re-purposing your old blue box or grey box to:
Hold recyclables before putting them in your recycling cart.
Use as a yard waste container starting in spring 2016.
Store items/supplies such as holiday decorations or linens.


Town of Caledon Approves 2016 Budget

Town of Caledon Approves 2016 Budget

The Town of Caledon Council unanimously approved the 2016 Budget during the Town Council meeting on January 19, 2016, setting the stage for Town services and capital projects for this year and beyond.

“Council and staff consulted with the community and invited Caledon citizens to be involved in the 2016 budget process, and I want to thank all who contributed,” said Mayor Thompson. “Leading up to this budget, Council and staff continually engaged with citizens in creating a comprehensive Workplan to guide our activities and budgeting priorities for 2016 and beyond. The budget now confirms these priorities and sets us in motion.”

Highlights of the Town of Caledon’s 2016 Budget

  • The blended residential tax increase (Town + Region + Education) is 1.97%. This assumes a 0% increase in the Education tax rate.
  • This equates to a yearly tax increase of $16.99 per $100,000 property assessment, or an increase of $88.20 on the average home in Caledon with a value of $519,000.
  • Broadband Levy: The special levy proposed for Broadband will generate $300,000 per year and $1,200,000 to $1,500,000 over 4 and 5 years, respectively.  The plan is that this investment will translate into an approximate $22,500,000 fibre infrastructure buildout in Caledon once Federal, Provincial, and Private contributions are factored in.  Subject to Federal and Provincial government funding announcements, it is anticipated that the network design and internet service provider procurement phases will be completed in 2016, with the buildout of the network starting in 2017.
  • The 2016 Budget process included a number of public consultations and meetings. All documentation is available via www.caledon.ca/budget .

The Town’s 2016 Proposed Capital Budget includes $40.5 million in total requests.  Some of the key capital projects for 2016 include:

  • A Fire Training Facility
  • Expansion of Public Wifi to the Mayfield Recreation Facility, Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness, and Albion Bolton Union Community Centre
  • George Bolton Parkway Extension and Industrial Road Rehabilitation
  • Kennedy Road & Heart Lake Road Rehabilitation
  • Continuation of the Town’s Enhanced Road program and the Town’s Bridge program
  • Animal Shelter upgrades
  • Caledon Trailway resurfacing
  • Renovations and upgrades to Caledon Village Place

Monday – Family Snowshoeing Day!

Family Snowshoeing Day
Monday, January 18, 2016

Whether you are new to snowshoeing or a seasoned regular, come on out and join this group for some great outdoor winter recreation.

This is a family program, children under 10 years of age need to be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $2.65 +tax per person.

Snowshoes are provided.

Caledon Village Place: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Alton Community Centre: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Register online www.caledon.ca/recreation or call Caledon Community Complex 905.584-9254, or follow the direct link here.

Badlands Public Meetings

Participate in the Master Plan: Opportunities for Public Feedback

Public consultation meetings

The Trust and its partners have been actively planning the future of the Badlands for several years. Starting in fall 2015, there were several public consultation opportunities as the Master Planning process progresses.

The first public meeting was held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Banquet Hall at the Caledon Community Complex, located at 6215 Old Church Road in Caledon East, Ontario.

The next public meeting for the Badlands Master Plan will be held on Monday, January 25, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Banquet Hall at the Caledon Community Complex, located at 6215 Old Church Road in Caledon East, Ontario.

If you would like to receive information about future public consultation opportunities, or if you have any questions, please contact programs@heritagetrust.on.ca or call 416-325-5000.

Please check their website regularly for updates on public meeting dates, locations and times.


The Region’s bi-weekly, cart-based waste collection starts this week (January 4th, 2016).  Residents are reminded to start putting their carts at the curb this week on their new collection day. You can check their new collection day at peelregion.ca/waste.
Under the bi-weekly collection program, residents will put out either their garbage or recycling cart the first week in January.  Organics carts can be placed at the curb weekly.  Personalized collection calendars are available at peelregion.ca/waste.
On your collection day:
  • place carts at the curb by 7 a.m.
  • face carts with handles toward the house
  • space your carts an arms-length apart
  • ensure cart lids are closed and the organics cart is locked
For more information and quick videos about using the new waste carts visit peelregion.ca/waste. You can also enter your address and find your schedule, as well as find out ‘what do I do with…’ items, and your Christmas Tree.