Garbage

The County owns and operates one active landfill site and five transfer stations. Over the past three years, the County has buried an average of just over 21,800 metric tonnes each year.

All residents and businesses can use County waste facilities to drop off garbage. Curbside collection service is provided to residents and businesses in urban areas of the County on a weekly basis. Bi-weekly curbside collection is also provided to the rural areas of Erin and Guelph/Eramosa. If you are a new resident in the County, please feel free to contact us with questions (see below).

The County has a full user pay system for garbage. There is a fee for every bag of garbage picked up at curbside or dropped off at a waste facility. 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.

Special user pay bags are required for those residents with access to curbside collection. Any item which does not fit within a user pay bag will not be collected. Larger items may be taken to any County waste facility (fees apply).

Rural residents without collection may choose to hire a private waste hauler. Listings for private haulers can be found in the yellow pages under headings such as "Rubbish Removal."