Waste Diversion Education Centre

at the Waste Resource Innovation Centre

The education centre on waste diversion provides visitors with an understanding of how Guelph’s organics, recyclables and garbage are collected and processed, and how to minimize and divert the amount of garbage we create and send to landfill.

WRIC Diversion Education Centre

Together, we can give waste a new life!

On your interactive, guided tour…

  • find out how you can reduce your environmental footprint when shopping
  • learn how to minimize waste at home by sorting it, the right way
  • get the dirt on composting
  • discover the benefits of automated waste collection
  • see first-hand how the Organic Waste Processing Facility operates
  • touch and feel recycled materials at different stages in the recycling process
  • learn more about the City’s waste diversion programs
  • ask a knowledgeable Solid Waste Resources employee your questions

The Education Centre is best suited for groups of 25 people or less.

This facility is wheelchair accessible.


The Waste Diversion Education Centre is located in the Organic Waste Processing Facility located at the Waste Resource Innovation Centre, 110 Dunlop Drive (Gate 3), Guelph.

Schedule a tour

Tours are available April 1 to October 31 for Guelph schools only.
Schedule a tour

For more information

Solid Waste Resources
TTY: 519-826-9771