Garbage Drop-off

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.


Notice: Tipping fee increase from $80.00 to $97.50 per tonne for all scaled loads starting January 1, 2020.

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.

tipping fee increase 80 dollars to 97.50 dollars

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 $97.50 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

Additional information about our waste facilities is available here.

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

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