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

Public waste drop-off hours and fees

The public waste drop-off is open to Guelph residents for garbage, household hazardous waste, yard waste and recyclables. The paper shredder remains closed as staff prepare to move it to a new location on site.

Instead of visiting the drop-off, you can schedule a large item, or extra grey cart pickup by calling 519-767-0598 to schedule and pay for a curbside pickup. 

  • Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Closed Sundays and holidays

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

Recyclables and household hazardous waste are free to drop off. Help keep our staff safe by separating recyclables and hazardous waste from other waste before visiting the drop off. This will help to limit your contact with our staff.  

There is a $10 minimum fee for dropping off garbage. Credit or debit card payments are preferred, but cash is also accepted.

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.

For more information

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