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 wanted to hear from you – Results are in!

As part of the Waste Management Bylaw update, we gathered feedback from Guelph residents through an online and telephone survey between November 14 and December 12 in 2018.

See survey results in the below reports

820 KBGuelph Waste Management Bylaw online survey results 301 KBGuelph Waste Management Bylaw telephone survey results

Your input helped us understand your thoughts and concerns about:

  • Bylaw priorities and waste collection services standards
  • The proposed curbside ban of grass clippings
  • Services available at the Waste Resource Innovation Centre
  • Our overall services and operations

Thank you for participating.

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