User Pay Garbage Bags

User Pay Garbage Bag Free Increase

Increase scheduled for July 1, 2024

  • Large User Pay Bag - $2.00 to $2.50 each
  • Small User Pay Bag - $1.50 to $2.00 each
  • Bag Fee at Waste Facility sites - $2.00 to $2.50 (no charge if garbage is in yellow user pay bags)

Why are prices going up? 

Costs in most sectors, including manufacturing, have increased since the last fee increase in 2016 and Wellington County is committed to maintaining best waste management practices.


Why do we use the User Pay Garbage Bag System?

The User Pay Garbage Bag system has been carefully chosen in Wellington County due to its numerous advantages over other methods such as tags, stickers, or garbage bins. Wellington County keeps user pay fees lower than other similar municipalities, as it funds waste disposal through a combination of taxation and individual fees. Here's a summary of the reasons why the User Pay Garbage Bag system is preferred:

Despite some drawbacks, the User Pay Garbage Bag system presents a more efficient, equitable, and cost-effective solution for waste management in Wellington County. It enhances administrative efficiency, encourages waste reduction, and provides a fairer system for residents. 

Large and Small User pay garnage bags

Purchase User Pay Bags

There are two main ways you can purchase user pay bags:

1.    Purchase bags at one of our many participating local retail distributors.

View list of local distributors 

view map of retailers 

2.    If you are unable to pick up your bags in-store, you can also purchase bags online.

Purchase bags online

Yellow user pay garbage bag filled with garbage

Feedback Welcome!

Continuous feedback from the public will help further refine and improve the waste removal process, ensuring the system remains effective and responsive to community needs and we encourage those to reach out with questions and concerns.

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