Waste management bylaw update

We are updating our Waste Management Bylaw to ensure it:

  • Meets new multi-residential waste collection needs;
  • Improves overall service efficiency and delivery;
  • Removes references to the old manual bagged waste collection system, and
  • Aligns with the recommendations of the Solid Waste Resources business service review.

Proposed bylaw changes

The Waste Management Bylaw review will suggest updates to the following parts of the bylaw:

  • Multi-residential waste collection
  • Waste cart sizes
  • Materials permitted in the green cart (e.g. grass clippings)
  • Waste collection from facilities that generate biomedical waste

We want to hear from you

As part of the update we will gather feedback from Guelph residents, multi-residential property developers, managers and owners. Stakeholders will have an opportunity to provide feedback by:

  • Completing the public online survey (open from November 14 to December 12, 2018)
  • Participating in the telephone survey (from November 14 to December 12, 2018)
  • Attending in-person meetings for identified stakeholder groups including:
    • The Guelph Wellington Developers Association / Guelph Wellington Home Builders Association
    • Multi-residential property managers
    • The Downtown Advisory Committee
  • We will also be communicating with health care clinics and residential facilities, as well as medical, dental and veterinary offices, and tattoo parlours

We will use your feedback to make the appropriate changes to the Waste Management Bylaw. Your input will help us make decisions about:

  • Definitions
  • Multi-residential waste collection
  • Waste cart sizes
  • Materials permitted in the green cart (e.g. grass clippings)
  • Waste collection from facilities that generate biomedical waste

Service level updates

In addition to the bylaw update, we will also use the online and telephone surveys to gather feedback and consider updates to existing waste services, specifically:

For more information

Phil Jensen, Project Manager
Environmental Services
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2636
phil.jensen@guelph.ca