Category Archives: Garbage and recycling

City of Guelph responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

July 10, 2020

Based on the advice from Guelph’s Medical Officer of Health to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Guelph has declared an emergency, closed City buildings to the public and cancelled programs and events. Continue reading City of Guelph responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Construction Notice: Paving at the City’s public waste drop-off site to begin Monday, July 13

July 8, 2020

Continue reading Construction Notice: Paving at the City’s public waste drop-off site to begin Monday, July 13


Guelph’s COVID-19 recovery efforts well underway

June 17, 2020

Guelph City Council approves downtown dining district, increasing support for local non-profit organizations and reinstating parking fees, transit fares Continue reading Guelph’s COVID-19 recovery efforts well underway


City preparing to restart some services

June 12, 2020

Work is underway to prepare City buildings, restart services, and ensure processes are in place to keep our community and employees safe. Continue reading City preparing to restart some services


Guelph waste drop-off opens May 26 for household hazardous waste and garbage

May 15, 2020

Starting May 26, you can bring garbage and household hazardous waste to the public drop-off. Recycling, yard waste and reuse areas remain closed. Continue reading Guelph waste drop-off opens May 26 for household hazardous waste and garbage


City facilities closed until state of emergency is lifted

April 21, 2020

City administration offices, including City Hall, Provincial Offences Court, recreation centres, libraries, museums, theatres and will remain closed to the public until after Guelph’s state of emergency is lifted. Continue reading City facilities closed until state of emergency is lifted


Guelph City Council approves more fiscal relief measures in response to COVID-19

April 16, 2020

During an emergency meeting earlier today, Guelph City Council approved several recommendations to support the City’s response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Continue reading Guelph City Council approves more fiscal relief measures in response to COVID-19


Programs and events at City facilities cancelled through July 5, 2020

April 7, 2020

All City of Guelph recreation centres, libraries, museums and theatres remain closed until April 30 to slow the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19); all scheduled programs, performances and events at City facilities are cancelled through July 5, 2020. Continue reading Programs and events at City facilities cancelled through July 5, 2020


City closes public waste drop-off to residents

March 25, 2020

Based on advice from Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health, Guelph’s waste drop-off is closed to the general public to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Continue reading City closes public waste drop-off to residents


Solid Waste Management Master Plan public engagement update

February 4, 2020

Continue reading Solid Waste Management Master Plan public engagement update


Updated fees at the public waste drop-off start January 1

December 19, 2019

Starting January 1, 2020, most public waste drop-off fees are changing. Continue reading Updated fees at the public waste drop-off start January 1


The future of waste management in Guelph

November 28, 2019

Dr. Dianne Saxe, former Environmental Commissioner for Ontario, to speak at the launch of Guelph’s Solid Waste Management Master Plan update December 9. Continue reading The future of waste management in Guelph


Waste Reduction Week starts October 21

October 17, 2019

Continue reading Waste Reduction Week starts October 21


Curbside battery collection starts September 30

September 12, 2019

The City is collecting single-use alkaline batteries at the curb from September 30 – October 11 on blue cart collection day. Continue reading Curbside battery collection starts September 30


Things looking rosy with City of Guelph’s new GM of Environmental Services

April 29, 2019

Today the City of Guelph welcomes Jennifer Rose as the general manager of Environmental Services. Rose comes to the City with 15 years’ experience in the municipal sector, most recently as director of Environmental Services for the City of Vaughan. Continue reading Things looking rosy with City of Guelph’s new GM of Environmental Services


Operations resume at City’s Waste Resource Innovation Centre after Saturday’s fire

April 14, 2019

Shortly after 2:40 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, Guelph Fire responded to a fire in the transfer station that houses collected garbage before being transported to the landfill. Continue reading Operations resume at City’s Waste Resource Innovation Centre after Saturday’s fire


Guelph City Council approves updated Waste Management Bylaw

March 19, 2019

Guelph’s updated waste bylaw includes changes for multi-residential collection, grass clippings and medical waste collection Continue reading Guelph City Council approves updated Waste Management Bylaw


Multi-residential waste collection February 2019 update

February 7, 2019

We plan to be collecting waste from up to 30 multi-residential properties by the end of 2019. Continue reading Multi-residential waste collection February 2019 update


Multi-residential waste collection: January 2019 update

January 18, 2019

Continue reading Multi-residential waste collection: January 2019 update


City shares Solid Waste Resources business service review final report

May 17, 2018

Continue reading City shares Solid Waste Resources business service review final report


City shares early findings from Solid Waste Resources business service review

September 7, 2017

Continue reading City shares early findings from Solid Waste Resources business service review


Guelph receives award of excellence for waste collection system

August 24, 2016

Continue reading Guelph receives award of excellence for waste collection system


2016 budget highlights

December 16, 2015

Continue reading 2016 budget highlights


Guelph wins WDO’s first Ron Lance Memorial Award for highest residential waste diversion rate

January 22, 2014

Continue reading Guelph wins WDO’s first Ron Lance Memorial Award for highest residential waste diversion rate


City awarded gold and silver from the Municipal Waste Association

November 6, 2013

Continue reading City awarded gold and silver from the Municipal Waste Association


Recycling Council of Ontario recognizes City’s waste diversion achievements

October 28, 2013

Continue reading Recycling Council of Ontario recognizes City’s waste diversion achievements


City of Guelph honoured for excellent communications

April 12, 2013

The City Guelph was honoured for excellence in communications last night at the Canadian Public Relations Society Pinnacle Awards in Hamilton. Continue reading City of Guelph honoured for excellent communications