Yard waste collection takes place twice yearly – once in the spring and once in the fall.
Have dead batteries? You can put them out to the curb for collection! The City is offering free curbside collection of used s… Continue reading 2017 curbside battery collection
Holiday hours for the City of Guelph facilities and programs.
Final recommendations coming March 2018 City Council approved a revised timeline for the Solid Waste Resource Business Servic… Continue reading Revised timeline for Solid Waste Resource business service review
Five of six Guelph waste services meet or exceed financial benchmarks Guelph, Ont., September 7, 2017– A special Council meet… Continue reading City shares early findings from Solid Waste Resources business service review
Pilot program aims to reduce recyclables going to landfill Guelph, Ont., Wednesday, June 28, 2017 – Wait! Don’t toss that emp… Continue reading Sorting it right in Guelph’s parks this summer
Guelph, Ont., June 2, 2017 – The City of Guelph is making changes to some of its waste collection routes, which roll out over… Continue reading Guelph changing some waste collection routes June 20-30
Guelph, Ont., May 17, 2017 – In celebration of National Public Works Week—May 21 to 27—the City of Guelph is hosting an open… Continue reading City hosts Public Works Week open house May 25
Guelph, Ont., May 16, 2017 – Guelph’s spring Goods Exchange Weekend is May 19 to 22. Residents looking to get rid of unwanted… Continue reading Goods Exchange Weekend begins May 19
Staff checking waste carts for correct sorting Guelph, Ont., May 11, 2017 – Starting next week City staff will evaluate how w… Continue reading City takes hands-on approach to residential waste diversion
Solid Waste Resources review under way Guelph, Ont., March 30, 2017 – The City of Guelph began implementation of the Council… Continue reading City initiates business service reviews
Guelph, Ont., March 30, 2017 – As spring cleaning season kicks off, here are tips and a reminder of the 2017 waste fees at th… Continue reading Spring cleaning? Waste disposal fees and tips
Register now for 14th annual Guelph Clean and Green Community Cleanup Guelph, Ont., March 3, 2017 – On Earth Day, Saturday, A… Continue reading Help clean up Guelph on April 22
Home health care waste generated from a residential property, including empty colostomy bags, catheters, used bandages, dialy… Continue reading How to dispose of medical waste
Yard waste drop-off fee waived Guelph, Ont., December 22, 2016 – Starting January 1, some user fees at the Public Waste Drop-… Continue reading Waste user fees change and Saturday downtown waste collection starts January
Guelph, Ont., December 21, 2016– Sorting waste during the holiday season is easy with these holiday waste tips from the City… Continue reading Holiday waste sorting and collection tips
Visit “I want to” at guelph.ca to access City’s most popular online services Guelph, Ont., Thursday, December 15, 2016 – Toda… Continue reading City improves online access to more than 40 services
Immediate action taken to reverse losses and ensure unit delivers value for Guelph Guelph, Ont., November 4, 2016 – Operating… Continue reading Senior City administrators put Solid Waste unit at top of list of service reviews
Guelph, Ont., November 3, 2015 – The City is collecting single-use alkaline batteries at the curb, November 14 to 25, for saf… Continue reading Curbside battery collection starts November 14
Collection will take place between November 14 and 25 Guelph, Ont., Wednesday, November 2, 2016 – With many leaves still on c… Continue reading New dates for loose leaf collection in Guelph
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
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
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 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
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.
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.
In the aftermath of the recent ice storm, Guelph is removing large tree limbs hanging over sidewalks, roads, and other public spaces
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