Yard waste collection takes place twice yearly – once in the spring and once in the fall.
Time is running out! The City’s seasonal Paint+ Reuse Program will close for the year on Saturday, October 8 and reopen in the spring of 2017.
Please slow down around waste collection trucks and follow these safety tips. Safety tips for drivers Slow down when approach… Continue reading Stay safe around garbage trucks
Guelph, Ont., August 24, 2016– The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) awarded the City of Guelph with the 2016… Continue reading Guelph receives award of excellence for waste collection system
A new flat rate fee of $5 took effect on August 1, 2016 for all residential yard waste brought to the Waste Resource Innovati… Continue reading New yard waste fee at the Public Drop-Off
Help keep our staff safe, do not put hazardous materials in your carts.
Place items loosely in waste carts, do not cram them in. Please make sure everything you put into your cart will fit with the… Continue reading Reminder: Please don’t overstuff your waste carts
Guelph, Ont., July 19, 2016 – Last night Council approved recommended improvements to the Public Waste Drop-off (PDO) site a… Continue reading Council approves improvements and fee changes for public waste drop-off
Guelph, Ont., July 13, 2016 – Guelph’s Material Recovery Facility is safe to be occupied, according to a structural engineer… Continue reading Guelph’s Material Recovery Facility structurally safe after fire
Update – 4:30 p.m. The Guelph Fire Department has extinguished the fire and is assessing the damage. A structural assessment… Continue reading Update: Fire at Guelph’s Material Recovery Facility closes 110 Dunlop Drive
Customer feedback prompts recommended changes Guelph, Ont., June 24, 2016 – The City is recommending improvements to its resi… Continue reading City proposes improvements to yard waste collection and public drop-off
A look at some of the budget details On December 10, 2015, City Council approved a $216 million operating budget and a $61 mi… Continue reading 2016 budget highlights
Guelph, ON, December 9, 2015 – The City of Guelph’s former manager of Wastewater Services, Cam Walsh, rejoins the City as the… Continue reading Accomplished municipal leader rejoins City as interim Solid Waste Resources manager
Guelph, Ont., December 3, 2015 – The City of Guelph’s 2016 Curbside Waste Collection Guide is now available for residents to… Continue reading 2016 curbside waste collection schedule available
Changes offer better access, traffic flow and waste diversion Guelph, Ont., November 18, 2015 – On November 23, the City will… Continue reading City improves public waste drop-off area
The City is offering free curbside collection of single-use alkaline batteries for the first time to Guelph households from October 26 to November 6, 2015
In the coming weeks, the City will begin an audit of Guelph’s curbside waste—organic material, recyclables and garbage—from randomly selected properties throughout the city.
Guelph, ON, September 1, 2015 – The City’s fall Goods Exchange Weekend takes place this weekend, September 4 to 7. Whether yo… Continue reading Goods Exchange Weekend starts September 4
Guelph Fire Department deems facility safe to reopen Guelph, ON, August 12 – Eight City employees have been released from Gue… Continue reading City’s recycling facility employees released from hospital
Unknown substance on sorting line prompts closure Guelph, ON, August 12 – The City’s recycling facility—the Material Recovery… Continue reading City temporarily closes recycling facility
Guelph’s yard waste collection begins May 11 Put out yard waste this week, and get ready for the City’s semi-annual Goods Exc… Continue reading Reusable items seek new homes May 15-18
The City of Guelph’s second Open Guelph Hackathon came to close on March 1 with nine apps submitted to enhance City services.
In a neighbourhood where automated waste collection begins in 2014 and can’t wait to roll out your new waste carts?
In neighbourhoods where automated waste collection begins in 2014, cart delivery starts September 22.
Council endorses recommendations of new waste management plan Guelph, ON, June 24, 2014 – Guelph City Council has endorsed th… Continue reading Revised plan builds on Guelph’s leadership in waste minimization and diversion
Detroit’s recyclables become Guelph’s $300,000 treasure GUELPH, ON, April 29, 2014 – Last night Council approved a contract w… Continue reading City’s new recycling contract creates Guelph jobs
Food waste is a relatively new area of interest with broad reaching implications in a variety of fields that is gaining a great deal of attention globally, nationally and locally.
The City of Guelph is seeking feedback and insight from the community as part of its Solid Waste Management Master Plan (SWMMP) Review.
Guelph, ON, January 25, 2014–As strong winds and falling snow continue in Guelph today, the City is asking people to exercise… Continue reading Blowing snow warning continues for Guelph and area
The City of Guelph has posted this media release on behalf of Waste Diversion Ontario. Toronto, ON, January 22, 2014 – Waste… Continue reading Guelph wins WDO’s first Ron Lance Memorial Award for highest residential waste diversion rate
Toronto, ON January 22, 2014 – Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) today announced the 20 municipalities in Ontario with the highes… Continue reading Guelph ranks first among top 20 Ontario municipalities for diverting residential waste in 2012
Together, through diligent waste sorting, using carts instead of plastic bags, and processing our organic waste at our new facility, we diverted 68 per cent of our waste from landfill in 2012.
Guelph, ON, January 6, 2014–With more severe weather on its way to Guelph, the City is asking people be patient as Public Wor… Continue reading Snow squall and wind chill warning for Guelph and area
In the aftermath of the recent ice storm, Guelph is removing large tree limbs hanging over sidewalks, roads, and other public spaces
Remember to place carts on a safe, shovelled spot, free from snow.
Guelph, On, December 4, 2013 – Improving waste reduction at businesses and multi-residential properties were identified by re… Continue reading Residents identify potential waste reduction improvements for Guelph
Guelph, On, November 6 – Three of the City’s recently won industry waste awards were presented to City Council on Monday even… Continue reading City awarded gold and silver from the Municipal Waste Association
Guelph, On, October 28, 2013 – The City was recognized last Thursday evening by The Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) for it… Continue reading Recycling Council of Ontario recognizes City’s waste diversion achievements
Public and stakeholder consultation is an important and integral part of the review process and there will be several opportunities for the community to participate in the development of the new Solid Waste Management Master Plan.
Carts to be placed at the curb this November for automated waste collection Guelph, ON, September 10, 2013 – On Monday, Septe… Continue reading Second wave of Guelph’s waste cart deliveries starts September 23
Public consultation gets underway with open house and surveys Guelph, On, September 3, 2013 – The City of Guelph is seeking f… Continue reading City seeks community feedback on waste management programs and services
Guelph, On, July 23, 2013 – A review of the City’s 2008 Solid Waste Management Master Plan (SWMMP) is currently underway and… Continue reading City review to gauge progress and explore the future of waste management in Guelph
Starting on Monday, July 22 the City and the Professor of Sustainable Food Production in the Department of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph and his students, will conduct a joint research project—called the Food Waste Pilot Project—to study food waste behaviour.
Guelph, On, June 14, 2013 – The City of Guelph and Planet Bean Café are hosting a Community Conservation Day on Saturday, Jun… Continue reading City, Planet Bean Café hosting Community Conservation Day
Guelph, On, May 17, 2013 – At the Planning, Building, Engineering and Environment Committee meeting earlier this week, Counci… Continue reading Guelph’s award-winning organics facility under budget, functioning well
Guelph, On, May 15, 2013 – On May 27, City Council will consider a $35 fee to cover the City’s cost to transport and clean ea… Continue reading Council to consider new waste cart exchange trial period and fee
Phone survey reveals residents’ opinions of new waste collection program Guelph, On, May 3, 2013 – A recent City of Guelph co… Continue reading Majority of users satisfied with Guelph’s waste carts
About 15,000 more Guelph homes to receive waste carts this fall Guelph, On, May 1, 2013 – Residents scheduled to receive wast… Continue reading Residents asked to choose blue, grey cart sizes by May 31
The City Guelph was honoured for excellence in communications last night at the Canadian Public Relations Society Pinnacle Awards in Hamilton.
The City of Guelph is applying to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment to establish and operate a new Public Drop-Off (“PDO”) Area at the WRIC.