Environmental planning committees
Environmental assessments and studies
Guidelines for developers
In addition to environmental planning policies set out in Guelph’s Official Plan, please consider the following when preparing a development application.
Trees and urban forest
Contact an environmental planner
Learn more about Guelph’s environmental plans and programs at guelph.ca/environment
Guelph, is taking action to restore local brownfields to create healthy, attractive and thriving neighbourhoods. Learn more at guelph.ca/brownfields.
Guelph is planning to use less energy in 25 years than we do today. Learn more at guelph.ca/energy.
Guelph has the highest waste diversion rate in the province. Our goal is to keep 70% of our waste out of the landfill by 2021. Learn more about Guelph’s garbage, recycling, composting and other waste management programs, standards and bylaws at guelph.ca/waste
- Guelph Solid Waste Mater Plan (2014)
- Guelph Waste Management Bylaw
- Construction and demolition waste
Water and waste water
Guelph is a groundwater community, and we’re serious about protecting and conserving Guelph’s water supply. Learn more at guelph.ca/water.
- Become a certified Blue Built Home builder
- Biosolids Management Master Plan
- Source Water Protection Program
- Water Conservation and Efficiency Strategy
- Water Supply Master Plan