Curbside collection

Give Waste a New Life

Guelph uses a three-stream automated curbside waste collection system with carts—green for organics, blue for recyclables and grey for landfill.

Your green cart is collected at the curb every week. Your blue and grey carts are collected on alternating weeks—one week, you’ll put the green and blue carts at the curb; the next week the green and grey carts.

Guelph My Schedule

Never miss a curbside waste collection day with My Schedule! You can get your curbside waste collection schedule one of four ways:

  1. Get the free ReCollect app for weekly waste collection reminders and in-the-moment updates about things like delayed collection. The app, available for Android and Apple devices, also includes an extensive sorting lookup tool (the Waste Wizard).
  2. Register online to get weekly reminders by text, Twitter, email or phone.
  3. Use the online My Schedule tool and print a copy or download a file for your electronic calendar.
  4. Pick up a print copy at the following City facilities:
    • City Hall, 1 Carden Street
    • Evergreen Seniors Community Centre, 683 Woolwich Street
    • Guelph Public Library, visit for branch information
    • Victoria Road Recreation Centre, 151 Victoria Road North
    • Waste Resource Innovation Centre, 110 Dunlop Drive, Administration Building
    • West End Community Centre, 21 Imperial Road South

Guelph Waste Wizard

Use the Guelph waste sorting tool, the Waste Wizard, to find out which cart to place materials.

When you sort your waste properly, you send less waste to landfill, and you help decrease Guelph’s carbon footprint and lower the City’s operating costs.

Remember to properly sort your waste

For more information

Solid Waste Resources
TTY: 519-826-9771