Public drop-off

Give Waste a New Life

Location

Waste Resource Innovation Centre
110 Dunlop Drive, 519-767-0598, waste@guelph.ca

Hours

Public Waste Drop-off (Gate 1)
and Recycling and Yard Waste Zone (Gate 3)

Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Closed Sundays and holidays.
Household Hazardous Waste Depot (Gate 3)
(including the ReCyCle Bike Reuse, seasonal Paint+ Reuse programs)
Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Payment

Accepted payment methods include cash, Interac, Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

 

Current gates and scales

Gate 1 – Public Waste Drop-Off area
Gate 2 – Commercial vehicle scale
Gate 3 – Recycling and Yard Waste Zone including Household Hazardous Waste Depot

Loading your vehicle

Loading items into your car in a certain order will make unloading easier and potentially save you money.

  1. First, load your waste materials (e.g. household garbage, furniture, etc.).
  2. Second, load recyclables (e.g. aluminum, cardboard, glass, plastics containers, etc.) and yard waste.
  3. Finally, load household hazardous waste (e.g. compact fluorescent bulbs, batteries, paint, motor oil, etc.).

If you have recyclables or household hazardous waste to dispose of, your first stop will be Gate 3 (Recycling Zone). Otherwise, to drop off waste materials only, please use Gate 1 (Public Waste Drop-Off).

Fees

Gate 1: Public Waste Drop-off

The following fees come into effect in January 2017

Item Fee
Mixed waste including organics bags or garbage bags $75 per metric tonne with a minimum $10 fee
Appliances requiring refrigerant / CFC pumpdown (e.g. air conditioner, fridge, freezer, de-humidifier) $20 each
Clean fill including stones, sod and topsoil $75 per metric tonne
Concrete, brick rubble, toilets $60 per metric tonne
Drywall $70 per metric tonne
Expanded Polystyrene (e.g. Styrofoam packaging such as eggs cartons and take-out food containers cups, trays, clam shells; and protective packaging for shipping electronics and other damageable items). Excludes packing peanuts. $75 per metric tonne
Shingles (Asphalt) $73  metric tonne
Tires (car or light passenger vehicle) up to 4 tires per visit ($10 for each additional tire) Free
Wood waste (clean wood) $65  metric tonne
Yard waste (commercial) $70 per metric tonne with a minimum $10 fee
MTO Registered Gross Weight measurement $20 per measurement

Important note: Mixed loads of the above materials, will be charged $75 per tonne unless you queue and weigh in and out for each material type. Please note the scale rounds to the nearest 5 kilograms (kg) and the total fee is rounded to the nearest dollar. Fees subject to change.

Administrative Office purchases

(HST is added to the following fees upon payment)

Item Fee
Composter $45
Extra Large Cart (360 litres) $52
Large Cart (240 litres) $48
Medium Cart (120 litres) $32
Small cart (120 litres) $27

 

Want to reduce your drop-off fees?

Check out the Take It Back Directory to find local businesses and organizations that offer take-back programs for items that can be reused or recycled, including furniture, appliances and electronics.

Be a good sort and use Guelph’s weekly three-stream curbside collection. Remember green for organics, blue for recycling and grey for landfill. Filling up your waste bins too fast? Consider exchanging for a larger grey cart or blue cart. The more waste you set out at the curb the less you have to take to the Public Drop-Off.

Don’t make the trip with just one bag. Save money on fuel and waste disposal fees, wait until you have a few bags or a full load before heading over to the Public Drop-Off.

For more information

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

Gate 3: Recycling Zone including Household Hazardous Waste Depot

Item Fee
Blue cart recyclables: mixed paper, cardboard, food and beverage containers including glass, plastic, steel, aluminum Free
Cardboard Free
Electronic waste (residential and commercial including TV’s and monitors) Free
Household Hazardous Waste Free
Plastic film (milk bags, retail store bags, frozen foods bags, dry cleaning bags, bread bags, toilet paper and towel bags/wrapping, lawn seed/soil/peat moss bags, etc.) Excludes pool covers, solar blankets, tarpaulins, dog food bags, biodegradable films, agriculture wrap and boat wrap. Free
Prescription eyeglasses Free
Reusable boots, shoes and insoles Free
Textiles (gently used clothing, shoes and boots, purses and bags, belts and ties, blankets, sheets and pillows, towels, sleeping bags, draperies and curtains, plastic and stuff toys, yarn and materials) Free
Scrap metal Free
Yard waste (residential) Free starting January 2017
(under review)
Shredded Paper and Confidential Documents
(Documents can be shredded on-site)
Free
Electrical cords Free
Christmas lights Free

For more information

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

Bike Reuse Program

The ReCycle Bike Reuse Program encourages Guelph residents to drop off their unwanted, usable bikes. In turn, the program diverts bikes of all different shapes, sizes, colours and conditions from the landfill.

Residents can pickup a maximum of two bicycles per year and are required to sign a waiver. The inventory of bicycles may vary. Bicycles are available to residents year-round, free of charge.

Learn more about the Bike Reuse Program

For more information

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