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County waste facilities are available to all residents and businesses in the County of Wellington (excludes City of Guelph). The County operates one active landfill site and five transfer stations. A transfer station may take almost any material that a landfill will take, but in smaller quantity. Talk to SWS staff about exceptions. All waste facilities can take what will fit in a pickup truck or small utility trailer. Our landfill site at Riverstown can handle larger vehicles including dump trucks and packer trucks.
Note: County waste facilities are not open on Sundays or Mondays. All County waste facilities will be closed on statutory holidays.
Through the Solid Waste Services Green Strategy, the County continues to restore, enhance, and protect the many natural features found at waste facilities. The following photos are just a few examples.
Waste facilities operate under Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA), Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change regulations and County Disposal By-law 5450-15. The ECA details legal obligations that facility owners must comply with in daily operations.
attendants have the authority to:
SWS staff follow numerous procedures to comply with legislation and to ensure the personal safety of residents and staff. Customers entering each solid waste transfer and disposal facility use the facility at their own risk. For the safety of themselves and others, customers must:
Wellington County residents may also use some of the disposal services provided by the City of Guelph. Please contact the City for more information.