Waste collection schedule


Guelph uses a three-stream automated waste collection system. Your green organics cart is collected every week. Your blue recycling and grey garbage carts are collected every other week—one week, you put the green and blue carts at the curb; the next week the green and grey carts.

On your collection day

Place carts at the curb before 6:30 a.m. (5 a.m. downtown); no earlier than 5 p.m. the night before. Please put your carts away by 7 p.m. on your collection day. Please store the carts on your property, away from the road and boulevard; in the garage, or against a wall or fence.

Garbage wasn’t picked up

To report a problem with your waste carts not being picked up at the curb:

We will respond within two business days.

Guelph Waste app

Download the Guelph Waste app to sign up for email or phone reminders about your waste collection schedule. Not sure where something goes? Use the Waste Wizard!

Download the free mobile app for Apple or Google devices.

For more information

Solid Waste Resources
TTY: 519-826-9771
[email protected]