Tag Archives: composting

Old dumps a liability

November 3, 2013

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I have met some “old-timers” who remember taking their garbage in a wheel barrow down to the banks of Speed and Eramosa rivers to dispose of it in unofficial dumps.  The practice fell  our of favour about 50 or so years ago. The City has offered curb-side pick up of residential waste for many decades.  Some […]

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Conservation Calendar arrives November 29

November 25, 2011

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The City’s Conservation Calendar – with its all-important waste collection schedule and sorting guide – will arrive at Guelph homes on Tuesday, November 29 as an insert in the Guelph Tribune. You can also view it online after the 29th at guelph.ca/environment.

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Guelph begins composting again

September 27, 2011


We officially opened Guelph’s new Organic Waste Processing Facility this morning. This is an important milestone for our community: the organic waste that residents and businesses leave at the curb will now be turned into clean, useful compost instead of being shipped to an incinerator in New York State. The facility was designed and built by […]

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Give Waste a New Life

August 17, 2011

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Like all residents, I recently received my new Waste Sorting Guide at my home. We need to remove plastics from the green bag to fulfill Ministry of the Environment’s requirements and be ready for when Guelph’s new state-of-the-art Organic Waste Processing Facility opens its doors this fall.  The guide explains the changes we need to […]

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Organics Facility Update

January 18, 2011


As of the end of December 2010 $13,329,884 has been spent on this project. This is 41.5% of the total project budget. To the end of December, 54% of the actual construction has been completed. Major Construction Activities that occurred during December 2010 were: First and second level of masonry blocks were laid around administration […]

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Status of Organics Facility

November 16, 2009


I have received several e-mails recently wondering about the status of the organic processing facility and the recent negotiations to process organic waste from Waterloo using excess capacity at the facility.  The City signed the contract with Maple Reinders in July to construct the facility.  Demolition and site servicing is happening this fall.  Construction will […]

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Where is our waste going?

May 26, 2008


I continue to get regular correspondence asking where our waste is going so here is the answer: The waste in the blue bag is being recycled through our own facility at the Waste Resource Innovation Centre on Dunlop Drive in the east end of the city .  We receive approximately $3 million for the recyclable […]

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