Tag Archives: Waste carts

City improves online access to more than 40 services

Visit “I want to” at guelph.ca to access City’s most popular online services Guelph, Ont., Thursday, December 15, 2016 – Today, the City of Guelph introduced a new way to access its most popular digital services and released two new online tools. In January, 2016, the City asked Guelph citizens what online services would make their lives or businesses better. Of the 44 ideas that citizens contributed, the following were selected based on feasibility, departmental readiness and cost. I want to: A central hub to find more than 40 of the City’s most popular online services. The services listed will change each season based on what’s new and used the most. “I want to” is available on the homepage of guelph.ca. Waste reminder: This tool sends… Continue reading City improves online access to more than 40 services

Reminder: Please don’t overstuff your waste carts

Place items loosely in waste carts, do not cram them in. Please make sure everything you put into your cart will fit with the lid closed. Overstuffed carts may not empty properly when tipped into the collection truck. Running out of space in your carts? Blue and grey carts are available in four different sizes: small to extra-large. To request a cart exchange contact Solid Waste Resources. There is a $35 cart exchange fee per cart to cover the cost of delivery and cleaning. For more information Solid Waste Resources 519-767-0598 waste@guelph.ca  

Council to consider new waste cart exchange trial period and fee

Guelph, On, May 15, 2013 – On May 27, City Council will consider a $35 fee to cover the City’s cost to transport and clean each exchanged blue or grey waste cart, after a 12 week trial period. A staff report outlining the details of the recommendation was presented yesterday at the Planning, Building, Engineering and Environment Committee. “Based on last fall’s waste cart rollout, we know 95 per cent of cart exchanges take place in the first 90 days of use,” said Dean Wyman, the City’s general manager of Solid Waste Resources. “Recognizing this, we’re recommending to Council a program that balances residents’ needs for free waste carts exchanges during the first three months and a cost recovery fee for each cart exchange after… Continue reading Council to consider new waste cart exchange trial period and fee

Majority of users satisfied with Guelph’s waste carts

Phone survey reveals residents’ opinions of new waste collection program Guelph, On, May 3, 2013 – A recent City of Guelph commissioned telephone survey reveals 80 per cent of residents using waste carts are satisfied with the City’s new waste collection system. This majority is composed of 56 per cent of survey respondents who are more satisfied with the waste carts collection system compared to the previous bag-based program, and an additional 24 per cent who are just as satisfied. Members of the Planning & Building, Engineering and Environment Committee received a staff report detailing the findings yesterday in advance of the Committee’s May 14 meeting. Metroline Research Group Inc., an independent research company in Kitchener, administered telephone interviews on behalf of the City to… Continue reading Majority of users satisfied with Guelph’s waste carts

Residents asked to choose blue, grey cart sizes by May 31

About 15,000 more Guelph homes to receive waste carts this fall Guelph, On, May 1, 2013 – Residents scheduled to receive waste carts this year are asked to provide their preferred size of blue (recyclables) and grey (garbage) carts to the City by May 31. “Using carts instead of plastic bags; sorting organics, recyclables and waste carefully; and processing our organic material locally are all part of a concerted effort to reduce the amount of waste Guelph sends to landfill,” said Dean Wyman, General Manager of the City’s Solid Waste Resources department. The City will deliver three waste carts—a green 80-litre organics cart, a blue 360-litre recyclables cart and a 240-litre grey garbage cart—and a food scraps container for kitchen use to approximately 15,000 homes… Continue reading Residents asked to choose blue, grey cart sizes by May 31

Certified compostable plastic bags get green light from Council and MOE to use as liners in green carts

Last evening, City Council approved a staff-recommended amendment to the Waste Management By-law to allow the use of certified compostable plastic bags as liners in the City’s organic waste carts. Continue reading Certified compostable plastic bags get green light from Council and MOE to use as liners in green carts