Notice: Please note that all County waste facilities are closed to the public at this time in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Curbside collection of both garbage and blue box recyclables will continue throughout Wellington County. All materials should be placed out 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. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


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 urban areas of the County on a weekly basis, and on a bi-weekly basis in the rural areas. 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 us with questions (see below).






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