Waste Diversion Education Centre

at the Waste Resource Innovation Centre

The education centre on waste diversion provides visitors with an understanding of how Guelph’s organics, recyclables and garbage are collected and processed, and how to minimize and divert the amount of garbage we create and send to landfill.

WRIC Diversion Education Centre

Together, we can give waste a new life!

On your interactive, guided tour…

  • find out how you can reduce your environmental footprint when shopping
  • learn how to minimize waste at home by sorting it, the right way
  • get the dirt on composting
  • discover the benefits of automated waste collection
  • see first-hand how the Organic Waste Processing Facility operates
  • touch and feel recycled materials at different stages in the recycling process
  • learn more about the City’s waste diversion programs
  • ask a knowledgeable Solid Waste Resources employee your questions

The Education Centre is best suited for groups of 25 people or less.

This facility is wheelchair accessible.


The Waste Diversion Education Centre is located in the Organic Waste Processing Facility located at the Waste Resource Innovation Centre, 110 Dunlop Drive (Gate 3), Guelph.

Schedule a tour

Tours are available April 1 to October 31 for Guelph schools only.

The City reserves the right to cancel tours.

Allow for a one and a half (1.5) hour time commitment. The tour may run longer or shorter depending on the number of participants and questions asked.

Tours must be booked a minimum of five (5) business days in advance of your requested date to qualify for consideration.

Please indicate your preferred tour date and time on the form below. We will do our best to accommodate your preference. Once you submit the form, the City of Guelph will contact you by phone or email to confirm your visit.

The maximum group size is 30 participants. The minimum group size is 5 participants.

Your pre-visit checklist

  1. All participants must sign the City of Guelph Release and Indemnification Form.
  2. All participants must wear long pants and closed-toed shoes.
  3. Additional information for school groups:
    • All children must have waiver form signed by a parent or legal guardian.
    • Children must be in grade 5 or 10 years or older.
    • Grades 5 – 6 require one teacher or supervisor for every 10 children
    • Grades 7 – 10 require one teacher or supervisor for every 12 children
    • Grades 11-12 require one teacher or supervisor for every 15 children
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For more information

Solid Waste Resources
TTY: 519-826-9771