Category: Takin’ out the Trash

Revised plan builds on Guelph's leadership in waste minimization and diversion

Press release. Guelph City Council has endorsed the 29 recommendations outlined in the City’s 2014 Solid Waste Management Master Plan (SWMMP) that will build on Guelph’s leadership in waste minimization and diversion for a sustainable, service-focused and economically viable future. Guelph’s 2014 SWMMP provides strategic direction for the next 20 years and focuses on developing […]

We're rolling out the carts

Staff memo. Starting May 1, Guelph households scheduled to receive waste collection carts this fall (the final one-third of the city) will receive an information brochure delivered to their door about the cart program. This brochure will provide residents with general information and facts about the cart program that will help them choose the size […]

City's new recycling contract creates Guelph jobs

Press release. Last night Council approved a contract with Recyclable Material Marketing (ReMM) and Rizzo Environmental Services to process up to 28,000 additional tonnes of recyclables from Detroit, Michigan at Guelph’s Material Recovery Facility (MRF). To process the additional recyclables, the City will operate a second work shift at the MRF and hire up to […]

Clean and GreenCommunity Clean Up takes place this Saturday

Press release. More than 800 volunteers will help make Guelph a little greener this weekend by picking up litter in the community. The 11th annual Clean and Green Community Clean Up takes place on Saturday, April 26 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Crews will spend the morning picking up litter in more than 80 locations […]

City seeks community feedback on waste management options

The City of Guelph is seeking feedback and insight from the community as part of its Solid Waste Management Master Plan (SWMMP) Review. After extensive community consultation through an open house, focus group workshops, surveys, and on-going input from the Public Steering Committee, the review team has identified potential waste reduction and diversion options that […]

Guelph wins WDO's first Ron Lance Memorial Award for highest residential waste diversion rate in Ontario

Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) announced today that the City of Guelph achieved the best residential waste diversion rate in 2012. The residential waste diversion rate is the percentage of Blue Box and other residential garbage reported to WDO that is kept out of landfill. Reports with amounts of these materials are submitted by over 400 […]