Waste Resource Innovation Centre-Public Drop-off Area
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Accepted Payment Methods
Cash, Interac, Visa, Mastercard
(excluding American Express)
Any charge of $10.00 or less is cash only.
|Bags including Green (organics) or Clear (garbage) bags
10 bags or more / 100kgs or more
|$2 / bag or equivalent
$70 / metric tonne ($20 minimum)
|Appliances: air conditioner, fridge, freezer, stove, washer, dryer, dishwasher||$15 each|
|Blue bag (recyclables) commingled paper, cardboard, food and beverage containers including glass, plastic, steel, aluminum||Free|
|Car Tires (or light passenger vehicle) *Note: First four tires (off rim) will be accepted free of charge; and for each additional tire, a $10 per tire charge will apply||$7/(on rim), $0 (off rim)*|
|Clean fill including stones, sod & topsoil||$70 / metric tonne|
|Concrete, brick rubble, toilets||$53 / metric tonne|
|Construction and demolition materials (mixed loads of clean wood, drywall, shingles)||$70 / metric tonne|
|Drywall||$58 / metric tonne|
|Electronic Waste – Residential and commercial (including TV’s and Monitors)||Free|
|KING, QUEEN, DOUBLE Matress or Boxspring||$15 each|
|TWIN OR 3/4 MATRESS OR BOXSPRING||$10 each|
|Recyclable metal (appliances etc)||$74 / metric tonne|
|Recyclable metal (one appliance)||$15|
|Shingles (Ashphalt)||$68 / metric tonne|
|Wood waste (clean wood)||$58 / metric tonne|
|Yard waste – residential||Free|
|Yard waste – large/commercial vehicles||$50 / metric tonne|
Fees are subject to change without notice
Want to reduce your drop-off fees?
Visit guelph.ca/takeitback to find local businesses and organizations that offer take-back programs for items that can be reused or recycled.
Electronic Waste Recycling
Guelph residents and businesses can drop off their electronic waste all year round, free of charge.
TVs and monitors are now accepted as part of this electronic waste recycling program.
- Audio player (tape, disk, digital)
- Audio recorder (tape, disk, digital)
- Camera (tape, disk, digital)
- CD-ROM drive
- Computer disk drive
- Computer flatbed scanner
- Computer keyboard
- Computer mouse
- Computer terminals
- Fax machine
- Monitor (CRT, LCD, plasma)
- Personal computer (desktop, handheld, laptop, notebook, notepad)
- Personal digital assistant (PDA)
- Telephone (cellular, cordless, wire line)
- Telephone answering machine
- Television (CRT, LCD, plasma, rear projection)
- Video player or projector (tape, disk, digital)
- Video recorder (tape, disk, digital)
For more information
Construction and Demolition Waste
The City defines C&D waste as non-hazardous, non-contaminated solid waste resulting from construction, remodelling, repair or demolition projects.
C&D waste may include:
- Bricks, concrete, rock and other masonry materials
- Scrap metal
- Plumbing fixtures and piping
- Roofing shingles and other roof coverings
- Reclaimed asphalt pavement
- Glass, porcelain, ceramics
Guelph residents are encouraged to reuse and recycle construction and demolition waste, whenever possible.
Remove materials such as architectural features, fixtures, cabinets, doors, windows and wood flooring from a building prior to demolition. These materials may be reused in another project or consider repurposing materials through the Take it Back directory.
Can’t reuse these materials? Bring them to the Waste Resource Innovation Centre for recycling. Recycling materials gives them new life. Recycling involves the collection and processing of certain materials to become new products (e.g. metal, glass, bricks).
Reuse and Recycle benefits
- Send less waste to landfill
- Give usable items a new life
- Reduce use of natural resources
- Save money
- Cut greenhouse gas emissions
Tips to divert construction and demolition waste from landfill
- Be creative. Think of ways to reuse C&D waste. Consider reusing materials from an old building in a new building on the same site.
- Plan ahead. It’s important to estimate the quantity and type of materials that will be generated during construction. Consider repurposing materials through the Take it Back directory.
- Consider recycling materials that can’t be reused. Recyclable materials include clean wood, metals, gypsum drywall and cardboard/paper.
- Sort it out. Sort and bring construction and demolition waste to the Waste Resource Innovation Centre or choose a waste and recycling service provider, if needed.
To learn more about construction and demolition waste recycling, please contact Solid Waste Resources at 519-767-0598 or email email@example.com.