Guelph changing some waste collection routes June 20-30

Guelph, Ont., June 2, 2017 – The City of Guelph is making changes to some of its waste collection routes, which roll out over a two week period between Tuesday, June 20 and Friday, June 30.

The route changes will more evenly distribute the number of households in each collection area, to better accommodate recent and future growth in Guelph.

About 6,000 households in seven areas of the city will be affected by the waste collection route changes. Affected households will have a new collection day, collection week, or both.

Maps and instructions

If you can’t find your street on this map, download the detailed map with all street names.

1 MB Detailed Waste Collection Map
  • If you live in the red section of the map your collection schedule is changing from Week B Tuesday to Week B Monday. On Monday, June 26, set out your blue and green carts for collection.
  • If you live in the yellow section of the map your collection schedule is changing from Week A Tuesday to Week B Tuesday. On Tuesday, June 20, set out all three carts for collection. On Tuesday, June 27, set out your blue and green carts for collection.
  • If you live in the turquoise section of the map your collection schedule is changing from Week A Friday to Week A Tuesday. On Tuesday, June 27, set out your grey and green carts for collection.
  • If you live in the blue section of the map your collection schedule is changing from Week B Wednesday to Week A Wednesday. On Wednesday, June 21, set out all three carts for collection. On Wednesday, June 28, set out your grey and green carts for collection.
  • If you live in the orange section of the map your collection schedule is changing from Week B Friday to Week B Wednesday. On Wednesday, June 28, set out your blue and green carts for collection.
  • If you live in the purple section of the map your collection schedule is changing from Week B Thursday to Week A Friday. On Thursday, June 22, set out all three carts for collection. On Friday, June 30, set out your grey and green carts for collection.
  • If you live in the green section of the map your collection schedule is changing from Week B Friday to Week A Friday. On Friday, June 23, set out all three carts for collection. On Friday, June 30, set out your grey and green carts for collection.


The City will deliver notices to the affected households a week before the route changes start with specific details about their collection day and/or week changes. To ensure all recyclables and garbage are collected during the transition, some households will be asked to put out all three carts, on one day.

While only 12 percent of Guelph households are affected by the waste collection route changes, all households across the city may have their carts collected at a different time on their collection day. Residents are reminded to have their carts at the curb by 6:30 a.m. to avoid missing curbside pick-up.

Residents can view or print their new collection calendar online or sign up to receive weekly waste collection reminders by text, phone or email. They can also expect the same level of service for their curbside waste collection after the route changes.

The City appreciates your patience, understanding, and cooperation throughout these changes. 

For more information, visit guelph.ca/waste or call 519-767-0598.

The City provides curbside waste collection service to almost 50,000 households in Guelph. The waste collection routes have not changed since 2008 when an update was made to some areas to accommodate growth. Since then, more than 11,000 households have been added to the curbside waste collection routes.

A colour coded map of Guelph that identifies the seven areas where waste collection will change.

An at a glance look of the neighbourhoods where waste collection will change.

Media contact

Chad Scott, Manager, Collection Services
Solid Waste Resources
City of Guelph
519-767-0598 extension 2070
chad.scott@guelph.ca