How to dispose of furniture, appliances, large items

The Waste Resource Innovation Centre administration offices and public waste drop-off are closed to the public to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

To support essential businesses, commercial waste drop-off is open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Donate or drop off large items

Book a large item pickup

You can arrange for the City to pick up large items like:

  • Appliances (please remove doors and lids)
  • Lawnmowers, wheelbarrows, BBQs and other metal goods
  • Furniture
  • Bicycles
  • Mattresses

Purchase a ticket

  • Large item: $35+HST for one item and $27+HST for each additional item
  • Refrigerant/CGC pumping for refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, water coolers: $17.70+HST each
  • Yard waste: $35+HST up to 10 bags $2+HST for each additional bag. Fees don’t apply during scheduled spring and fall yard waste pickup dates.
  • Christmas tree: $35+HST

Large item pickup tickets are available at

Large items left at the curb without a ticket are subject to fines or fees under Guelph’s Waste Management Bylaw.

Schedule a pickup date

Call us to schedule a pickup date. Please have your ticket on hand. We will schedule a large item pickup on your next garbage (grey cart) collection day.

Place the item at the curb before 6:30 a.m. on the scheduled collection day.

For more information

Solid Waste Resources
TTY: 519-826-9771