Peel residents are being warned about a garbage cart scam.
The Region of Peel is advising residents some homes have received a flyer instructing them to purchase a transponder tag for their curbside waste collection carts as part of the “Ontario Bin Transponder Initiative”.
Peel Region officials said Friday that they are unaware of any such initiative.
The Region does not endorse this initiative and point out a transponder purchase is not required for any waste collection carts.
“It is strongly advised that residents do not follow the flyers instructions,” the Region said.
The Region has notified Ontario Provincial Police and local authorities.
Residents can call 905-791-7800 to report a flyer being delivered to their home.