Tag Archives: recycling

Inside Guelph: Leadership on district energy and waste diversion

February 19, 2014

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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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Second wave of Guelph’s waste cart deliveries starts September 23

September 10, 2013

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Carts to be placed at the curb this November for automated waste collection Guelph, ON, September 10, 2013 – On Monday, September 23, the City will start delivering green, blue and grey waste carts to another 15,000 households across the city. This is the second of three phases to convert Guelph households to carts by […]

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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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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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New Organics Facility to be featured

February 25, 2011

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A message from our staff… Solid Waste & Recycling Magazine will feature a cover story on Guelph’s new Organic Waste Facility Plant on the front page of the March/April edition. The article, “Stakeholder Relations and Comprehensive Contingency Planning Key to Composting Success in Guelph” outlines the City’s community consultation process that went beyond the legislative […]

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Battery Recycling Program

August 30, 2010

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Starting today, you can recycle your batteries for free  at all six Guelph Public Library branches and at City Hall. Each location has bins to collect single use, rechargeable, button cell, 9V and lithium batteries for recycling. The City will also continue to collect used batteries at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Depot, located at […]

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Recycling saves energy

August 14, 2008


As part of the community consultation for the Waste Management Master Plan, one of our staff created this interesting presentation called “Lets Talk Waste”.  Click here to view the whole presentation but here is one interesting statistic relevant to Operation Power Down and energy conservation: The energy saved by recycling a glass container can power […]

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Recycling Continues!

July 28, 2008

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I have to be honest. I continue to be flabbergasted by people writing to suggest that all our blue bags are going to landfill.  Someone is doing a great job at spreading misinformation (or is that disinformation) to people. So don’t take my word for it.  Come out and see our recycling facility with your own eyes.  Come […]

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Recycling at Canada Day and Ribfest

June 25, 2008

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One of the recommendations in the draft Waste Management Master Plan is to promote recycling at major community events and celebrations.  The Hillside Festival has been the leader in recycling at their music festival at Guelph Lake for many years. The next events to come on board are Canada Day and Ribfest.  Rotary and the […]

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