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Waste Management Guelph

Waste management operations in the city of Guelph are comprised of both a curbside collection program and a public drop off program. Here you'll find information about the rules and regulations of waste management in Guelph to help ensure that you aren't penalized for any improper waste disposal.


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Waste Drop Off Information

The Guelph waste drop-off information is as follows:


Waste Resource Innovation Centre

110 Dunlop Drive

Guelph, ON

N2J 3Z4


Public Waste Drop-off (Gate 1)
and Recycling and Yard Waste Zone (Gate 3)
Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Closed Sundays and holidays.


Household Hazardous Waste Depot (Gate 3)
(including the ReCyCle Bike Reuse, seasonal Paint+ Reuse programs)
Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays.


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Recycling Information

Residents in the Guelph region are able to receive curbside recycling collection along with waste collection and organic collection on a weekly basis. These items are all separated into three carts: a green one for organics, a blue one for recycling, and a grey one for anything that's to be sent to the landfill. The grey carts are picked up on a weekly basis whereas the blue and green ones will be rotated (green and grey one week, blue and grey the next). This more thorough waste management routine has an advantage over more traditional collection methods as it takes less time to separate the types of waste and can be processed easily. Recycling information and regulations are laid out in this sorting guide. You can also check out this neat video to help you learn more about what types of items go into each cart.




Organic Waste Information

Organic waste is picked up on a bi-weekly basis in Guelph and must be placed in the Green carts that are supplied to you. Here's a list of some of the items which can be placed into your Green carts:

Dairy products

  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Yogurt

House plants and flowers

  • Dried flowers

Food scraps

  • Coffee filters and grounds
  • Cooking oils (solidified)
  • Eggs and eggshells
  • Herbs
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Sugar and spices
  • Tea bags

Grain products

  • Bread
  • Cereal
  • Flour
  • Pasta
  • Rice


  • Ashes
  • Paper soiled with food (plates, pizza boxes, and muffin cups)
  • Paper tissues
  • Paper towels
  • Sawdust (no wood pieces or pressure
  • treated wood)

Vegetables (no elastics)

  • Corn cobs and husks
  • Popcorn
  • Pumpkins (in pieces)

Meat and fish including:

  • Bones
  • Fat (solidified)
  • Shellfish
  • Skin

Waste By-Law Information

All of Guelph's waste management bylaw information can be found on this PDF.


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Panda Environmental offers a wide range of commercial waste removal services that include: standard waste removal, hazardous waste removal, recycling services, organic waste services and more. We also offer consulting services that are designed to improve the efficiency of a business's waste removal system and reduce waste removal costs for a business.


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