Fact Sheets

All County waste facilities remain open with their regular operating hours. Enhanced safety protocols are in effect. Reuse Centres remain closed until further notice.

The health and safety of the public and staff is the top priority at County waste facilities. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we collectively work through this challenging period together.

Questions? Please contact Solid Waste Services at 519.837.2601 or wasteinfo@wellington.ca.

Please use curbside collection services for regular household waste.
Although all County waste facilities remain open with their regular operating hours, residents are encouraged to continue using the curbside collection service for regular household waste. Trips to waste facilities should be reserved for the disposal of items/materials that cannot be managed through curbside collection services.
Follow these enhanced safety protocols at waste facilities.

The following enhanced safety protocols at waste facilities remain in effect:

  • Please use credit or debit for payment, preferably the tap function.
  • Maintain physical distancing, and be expedient on site.
  • The use of masks or face (mouth/nose) coverings is strongly encouraged.
  • As always, follow staff directions.

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.

Wellington County User Fees

View all of Wellington County's user fees. Click on the Solid Waste Services and Landfill Fees link to view the current fees for things like User Pay Garbage Bags, Blue Boxes, Green Bins, Composters, and more.

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