Garbage Drop-off

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.

The County of Wellington operates one landfill site and five transfer stations. All rural and urban households and businesses within the County of Wellington (excludes City of Guelph) may use any of the sites. The landfill site accepts large and small loads, and the transfer stations only accept small loads. Please consider reuse options before landfilling items others might find useful.

Disposal Fees

  • garbage does not have to be in a yellow user pay garbage bag for drop-off at waste facilities

    • if it is, there is no charge
    • otherwise, bagged waste is $2 per bag - no HST
  • sites with weigh scales charge $115 per metric tonne - minimum $15
  • sites without scales charge $15 per carload, $30 per truck or trailer load
  • flat fees may apply to individual items (e.g. furniture)
  • payment is required at time of drop-off by cash, cheque, debit, credit, or business credit account
    • to find out about setting up a business credit account, contact SWS

Go to our Waste Facilities page for additional information.

Please remember to tarp your load to prevent materials from blowing onto County roadways.

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