Curbside collection

Give Waste a New Life
Guelph residents participate in an automated three-stream curbside collection program—green for organics, blue for recyclables and grey for landfill.

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

Sorting our organics, recyclables and garbage carefully and using carts can reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill, lower the City’s operating costs and decrease Guelph’s carbon foot print.

Collection calendars

Guelph has two collection calendars – Week A and Week B.

Use the Online waste collection lookup tool or Waste Collection Map to find out your collection day and whether your household follows the Week A or Week B Calendar.

The green cart is collected at the curb every week. The blue and grey cart will be collected on alternate weeks – one week, you’ll put the green and blue carts at the curb; the next week the green and grey carts.

Waste collection calendar for 2016

2016 Curbside Waste Collection Information
A handy printable guide with collection schedules, sorting list and more.

Waste collection calendar for 2017

2017 Curbside Waste Collection Guide
A handy printable guide with collection Calendar, sorting list and more.

Remember to properly sort your waste

For more information

Solid Waste Resources
519-767-0598
TTY: 519-826-9771
waste@guelph.ca