A 16-year-old boy has been charged with eight counts of arson in connection with a series of suspicious recycling and garbage bin fires that occurred in Mississauga over the past six months.

Peel Regional Police say they responded to "several" incidents in the Lakeshore Road area between Dec. 8, 2013 and June 2, 2014.

Police made an arrest on Monday. The accused was due to appear in court today.