Waste Resource Innovation Centre

You can drop off household hazardous waste and garbage Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Commercial waste drop-off open Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
DO NOT bring recyclables or yard waste. Please use curbside pickup service.

Waste Resource Innovation Centre

110 Dunlop Drive, Guelph
TTY: 519-826-9771
[email protected]

Administration office

Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed weekends and holidays

Education centre and tours

Recycle zone and paper shredder – free

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Sunday and holidays

Household hazardous waste depot – free

Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Closed Sundays and holidays
Free Paint+ pick up (spring to fall)

Public waste drop-off

Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday to Friday 7 to 9 a.m. we’re open to commercial traffic only
Closed Sundays and holidays
Donate or pick up used bikes

Commercial waste drop-off

Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Closed weekends and holidays

How to load your vehicle

Make it a quick, efficient visit by loading your vehicle in this order:

  1. Waste (household garbage, furniture, appliances etc.)
  2. Recyclables and residential yard waste (metal, cardboard, glass, plastics, electronics, etc.)
  3. Household hazardous waste (fluorescent bulbs, batteries, paint, motor oil, etc.).

Waste drop-off fees

Item Fee (minimum $10)
Appliances requiring refrigerant / Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) pumpdown e.g. air conditioner, fridge, freezer, de-humidifier, water cooler $20 per item (HST included)
Mixed waste $86 per metric tonne (unless you weigh in and out for each material type)
Clean fill including stones, sod and topsoil $86 per metric tonne
Concrete, brick, rubble, toilets $71 per metric tonne
Drywall $83 per metric tonne
Shingles (Asphalt) $86 per metric tonne
Wood waste (clean wood) $81 per metric tonne
Yard waste and brush (commercial) $86 per metric tonne
Ministry of Transportation of Ontario Registered Gross Weight measurement $20 per measurement (HST included)
Safety vests (commercial) $10 per vest (HST included)

The City does not collect used tires. Please drop off used tires at a registered location.

The scale rounds to the nearest 5 kilograms (kg) and the total fee is rounded to the nearest dollar. Fees subject to change.

We accept cash, Interac, Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

For more information

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