Spring cleaning? Waste disposal fees and tips

Guelph, Ont., March 30, 2017 – As spring cleaning season kicks off, here are tips and a reminder of the 2017 waste fees at the Public Waste Drop-off for residents.

  • Don’t make the trip with just one bag. Save money on fuel and waste disposal fees, by waiting until you have a few bags or a full load before heading to the Public Drop-Off.
  • Separate your recyclables from other waste because they’re free to drop-off.
  • Use your curbside waste carts for recyclables, organics and garbage. The more waste you set out at the curb, the less you’ll have to take to the Public Drop-Off. Not a good fit? Consider exchanging your blue or grey cart for a larger size.
  • Ample organic waste? Try composting! You can pick up a composter for $45 at the Waste Resource Innovation Centre (administration building), 110 Dunlop Drive, Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Cleaning up the yard ? Bring bagged or bundled yard waste to 110 Dunlop Drive, Gate 3 for free disposal.
  • Don’t know what to do with that old, unwanted, but still usable bike? Drop it off for free as part of the ReCycle Bike Reuse Program at 110 Dunlop Drive, Gate 3.
  • Don’t put it in the grey cart! Bring household hazardous waste such as Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs), fluorescent tubes, batteries, cleaners, paint and motor oil to 110 Dunlop Drive, Gate 3 for free disposal.
  • Let us haul away your bulky household items at the curb any time of year. The first item is $33 and each additional item is $27.

2017 residential waste fee changes

Fee 2017 2016 Change
Residential yard waste disposal $0 $5 $5 decrease
Mixed waste disposal $75 per metric tonne, with a minimum $10 fee $75 per metric tonne, with a minimum $5 fee $5 increase on minimum fee
Concrete, brick rubble and toilet disposal $60 per metric tonne $55 per metric tonne $5 increase
Drywall disposal $70 per metric tonne $60 per metric tonne $10 increase
Asphalt roof shingle disposal $73 per metric tonne $68 per metric tonne $5 increase
Wood disposal $65 per metric tonne $60 per metric tonne $5 increase

Accepted payment methods include cash, Interac, Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

Changes to the City’s waste fees were made to more closely reflect the actual cost of processing waste materials and current market prices. The changes were approved by Council as part of the 2017 budget and announced in December.

For more information

Heather Connell, Manager, Integrated Services
Solid Waste Resources
519-822-1260 extension 2082
heather.connell@guelph.ca