Tag Archives: Organic Waste Processing Facility

Inside Guelph: Leadership on district energy and waste diversion

February 19, 2014

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Congratulations Guelph! We are #1 again

January 22, 2014


When I returned to office in 2007, I was shocked at the neglect of our waste management system.  The infrastructure was literally rotting.  We had fallen so far from our leadership position in Ontario. I was determined to turn this around. Fortunately, Council and the community were behind me. Waste Diversion Ontario has issued a […]

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Rolling out the carts

July 9, 2012

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With all the news, information, and advertising residents receive on a daily basis, it’s not easy for the City to reach through the clutter and get out information people need to know – such as the fact that we’re moving from bags to carts for waste pick-up, starting with one third of the city this fall. […]

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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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What went wrong?

October 21, 2011


A former reporter, Magda Konieczna, in a recent Special to the Mercury wrote: “The opening of the new (composting) plant is a great thing.  But the city needs to offer a clear explanation of what went wrong last time, and how we can be sure it won’t go wrong again.  That’s the least you, the […]

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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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