Fact Sheets

Notice:

All County waste facilities have re-opened with their regular operating hours. Reuse Centres will remain closed until further notice.

As part of the re-opening process, please note the following:
- Sites may be extremely busy. Expect significant delays and wait times. Please be patient.
- If possible, visit waste facilities during the week. Saturdays are typically the busiest day.
- The use of masks or face (mouth/nose) coverings is strongly encouraged.
- Please use credit or debit for payment, preferably the tap function.
- Maintain physical distancing, and be expedient on site.
- Follow staff directions.

The health and safety of the public and staff is the top priority as the waste facility services are being restored. Learn more about waste facility hours and locations.

Residents are encouraged to continue to use the curbside service for regular household waste. Trips to waste facilities should be for the disposal of items/materials that cannot be managed through curbside collection services. Curbside collection of both garbage and blue box recyclables will continue throughout Wellington County. All materials should be set-out to the curb by 7:00 am on your regular collection day. Please be advised that garbage must be in County-issued user pay garbage bags in order to be collected. Learn more about curbside collection.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as the waste facility services are being restored.

Temporary Home Delivery Programme for User Pay Bags

During this period of physical/social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the County is offering temporary home delivery of user pay bags in a contact-free manner, to support our residents who are unable to visit a local retailer to purchase them.  If you are planning to go to a local retailer, please refrain from using the County’s home delivery service in order for our staff to ensure those most vulnerable in our community are able to access this service.  In order to access the County’s temporary home delivery programme, use the on-line order and payment form.

Order Form: User Pay Garbage Bags

User Pay Bag Distributor List

Residents and businesses in collection areas must use yellow County user pay garbage bags to receive collection, paying only for what waste is produced. This fact sheet provides a list of distributors and locations to which residents can purchase garbage bags. 

User Pay Bag Distributor Map

This map shows all of the locations in The County where User Pay Garbage Bags are sold.

Blue Box Materials

Provides residents with a list of acceptable recyclable materials for the curbside Blue Box programme.

Green Bin Materials

Provides residents with a list of acceptable organic materials for the curbside Green Bin programme.

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