- Resident Services
- Social Services
The County has a full user pay system for garbage. There is a fee for every bag of garbage picked up at curbside. This system provides a fair method of charging for garbage. It encourages people to practice the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) and gives them some control over how much they want to spend on their garbage each week.
There are two sizes of user pay bags available at many locations throughout the County.
Any item which does not fit within a closed user pay bag will not be collected. Larger items may be taken to any County waste facility (waste fees apply).
Collection is provided every week in urban areas and every other week in the rural areas of Erin and Guelph/Eramosa. Collection is provided from Tuesday to Friday each week. If you are unsure if you receive curbside collection at your home or business, contact SWS.
An alternate collection day is provided if your regular collection day falls on a statutory holiday.
do not place user pay bags in garbage cans
Rural residents have different instructions for placement of materials for collection.
if you live on a Town or Township Road, place your User Pay bag on the side of the road where the mail boxes are located (see the Town of Erin Rural Roadside Collection Map or Rural Roadside Guelph/Eramosa Map for more information and exceptions )
rural residents may use a garbage can without pre-authorization