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.


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 23,200 metric tonnes of garbage each year. And in 2018, 3.3% less waste was buried than in 2017. 

Curbside Collection      Garbage Drop-off

Curbside collection service is provided to residents and businesses in the County. Curbside collection of blue box recyclables and green bin organics is on a weekly basis, while curbside collection of user pay garbage bags is on a bi-weekly basis. All residents and businesses can use County waste facilities to drop off garbage.

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 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 curbside collection. Any item which does not fit within a user pay garbage bag will not be collected. Larger items may be taken to any County waste facility (fees apply).

If you are a new resident in the County, please feel free to contact Solid Waste Services with questions.






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