How We Reduce Waste

Solid Waste Services IconThe County’s Solid Waste Services department is implementing a plan to continue to reduce waste in our landfill. Not only will these actions increase the lifespan of the landfill, they will reduce emissions and create circular economy opportunities. This plan also seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from solid waste services vehicles, including those of our contractors by switching to lower emissions energy sources. Visit our Solid Waste Services homepage to learn more.


The County of Wellington and City of Guelph have partnered to deliver the Our Food Future programme. This programme is using circular economy principals to:

  • Reduce food waste and recover value from diverted food waste
  • Support the creation of circular businesses in the food supply chain
  • Increase equitable access to nutritious foods

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That means, they are looking for ways to keep food local and utilize waste as a resource. Visit the Our Food Future website for more information on their work as well as support, funding and incentives for food businesses.

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