Consequences for improper mask and glove disposal still in effect in Brampton

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At a conference on August 12, the City of Brampton discussed the importance of the proper disposal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The conference featured Mayor Patrick Brown, Regional Councillor Michael Palleschi and Dr. Lawrence Loh, Interim Medical Officer of Health, Peel Region.

Back in May, Brown expressed his concerns after seeing that people were throwing used masks and gloves on the ground.

"That's not safe at a time when we're trying to be more clean and keep the city sanitized more than ever before," Brown said at a conference on May 6.

"We do take this seriously; so the message is if you're going to take your gloves off,” he added, "Make sure they're disposed of properly."

During today’s (August 12) conference, Councillor Michael Palleschi further emphasized the importance of proper PPE disposal.

I still continue to see gloves and masks on the ground,” said Palleschi before asking people to please stop doing so.

If you do, we will catch you, we will find you under the hazardous waste bylaw,” he said.

Both Brown and Palleschi acknowledged that the majority of Brampton residents are doing their part to keep everyone safe.

Residents of Brampton are reminded to safely dispose of used PPE in order to protect the City in the fight against COVID-19.

For the most current updates, visit www.brampton.ca/COVID19.

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