Local Circular Resources

Circular Economy strategy infographic diagram showing 5 steps: produce, use, reduce, recycle and reuse.

Take the first (circular) step

Interested in learning and adopting more circular practices in your life? Browse the local circular economy resources and initiatives currently available throughout Guelph-Wellington. 

Food Equity

Food Access Guide

A sustainable circular economy aims to reduce food waste while increasing access to nutritious foods. The Guelph-Wellington Poverty Task Force has created a Food Access Guide to help identify ways of finding support and community.

Food Resiliency Table

In response to the systemic issues, underlying risks, fragilities, and inequities in global food systems, Our Food Future created the Food Resiliency Table to bring together multi-sectoral community leadership.

Our Food Future

The Our Food Future inspired local actions, new social enterprises, circular businesses and municipal systems that were focused on long-term sustainability in our food systems. Learn more about how a region can build a Circular Food Economy here.

Sharing is Caring

Guelph Tool Library

Spoiler alert - they have more than just tools! The Guelph Tool Library is committed to building community resilience by engaging its members in sharing knowledge, skills, and resources.


Communauto is a company driven by social, urban and environmental values that is facilitating access to carsharing in an effort to reduce the overall number of cars on the road. They provide an affordable and convenient alternative to owning a car.

Wellington County Library

More than just books! The Wellington County Library has a variety of equipment and devices available for loan. From HotSpots to Radon Detectors, to Ukeleles and Video Games. You may be surprised what is available to borrow.

Training in Circular Economy

University of Guelph Course: Introducing the Circular Economy

The University of Guelph is now offering an OpenEd course "Introducing the Circular Economy" (course #2000320) consisting of four curriculum units that touch on circular business models and local case studies drawn from the Our Food Future project.

Waste Management Guidebook

Did you know 12% of the waste Canadians send to landfill comes from constructing, fixing, or removing buildings? Fortunately, most discarded material can be repurposed. Learn more in the Construction, Renovation, and Demolition Waste Management Guidebook.

Circular Community Initiatives

Circular Computer Project

Digital waste is increasing as fast as our need for affordable devices. Donate your good-quality discarded devices and the Guelph Tool Library will help expertly refurbish them and work with community groups to distribute them where they are most needed.

Looking for more? Have an idea? 
Email the County's Smart Cities office - we'd love to hear from you!