Garbage Drop-off

Notice:

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 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 $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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