2020 Calendar Solid Waste Services Information - Wellington County

 
2020 Calendar Solid Waste Services Information - Wellington County
2020
Solid Waste Services
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2020 Calendar Solid Waste Services Information - Wellington County
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    2020 Solid Waste Services Calendar
                                                         We are pleased to bring you the         wonderful County. You may even
                                                         2020 Solid Waste Services Division      recognize some of your own family
                                                         calendar. In it, we will introduce      members! You can search the rest
                                                         information about the exciting          of the Archives collection on-line at
                                                         new collection services that will       www.wellington.ca/museum or
                                                         begin in July of this year! Detailed    pop by the Museum and Archives for
                                                         participation information will be       a visit, they would love to see you!
                                                         delivered to every household
                                                                                                 As always, you will find information
                                                         starting in May.
                                                                                                 on how to participate in the
This Page: Mr. D. Patman and child with horse and        We thank the County’s Archives          various solid waste services and
cart used for garbage collection, Harriston, ca. 1960.   staff for their help with this year’s   programmes offered at curbside, at
Wellington County Museum and Archives                    calendar. The photos in this edition    waste facilities, and even on-line!
[WCMA ph 4106]                                           are from the Wellington County
                                                                                                 If you need more information, please
                                                         Museum and Archives collection.
Cover Picture: Group posing with their Ford                                                      visit our website at
automobiles, Erin Township, 1917. [WCMA ph 856]          They show people at work, school,
                                                                                                 www.wellington.ca/sws or give us
                                                         and play from all around our
                                                                                                 a call at 519.837.2601.
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Curbside Collection
From January to July 4, 2020, there are no changes to the curbside collection programme. Collection of garbage and blue
box recyclables will continue to be weekly in urban areas and bi-weekly in rural areas, with one-sided collection on rural
Township roads.

Effective July 7, 2020, we have some fantastic changes happening! All households will begin receiving weekly collection
of recyclables and green bin organics, and every other week collection of garbage, with collection at the end of your
drive/laneway. See page 4 for details.
User Pay Garbage
Garbage must be in County-issued user pay bags. There is no set-out limit. Bags are available in two sizes, sold in
packages of 10. Packages of large bags are $20.00 and small are $15.00. Visit our website to find a distributor in your area.

Blue Box Recycling
Recycling must be in municipal-style blue boxes and sorted into two separate boxes, one for
papers and the other for containers. See pages 6-9 for a full list of acceptable materials.
Blue boxes are available at municipal offices and all County waste facilities.
Winter Weather
Please set your material in a visible location at ground level. Sometimes winter weather will
affect curbside collection services. We will collect your materials as soon as we are safely able to
do so. Rarely is collection cancelled but it may be postponed.
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NEW Curbside Collection Programme
From January to July 4, 2020, there are no changes to the curbside collection programme. Collection continues to be
weekly in urban areas and bi-weekly in rural areas, with one-sided collection on rural Township roads. See the January
to June calendar pages for the rural collection schedule.

 Effective July 7, 2020, we have some exciting changes happening to our programme!
 • We will be launching curbside organics green bin collection
 • ALL households, both urban and rural, will receive the same frequency of collection:              Starting
		- Recyclables - weekly                                                                               July 7
		- Green bin organics - weekly
		- Garbage - every other week
 • ALL households will be able to set out materials at the end of their driveway or laneway for collection.
 • Leaf and yard waste collection will be offered to urban households, once per month, in October and November in 2020.
		 Watch your local newspaper for collection dates.

We are pleased that Waste Management (WM), who currently provides curbside collection services, will continue as the
contractor in 2020. WM will begin using curbside collection vehicles fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG). These
vehicles will be cleaner and quieter than traditional diesel-powered trucks. Each CNG collection vehicle will reduce
greenhouse gas emissions by an average of 15% (or 14 metric tonnes per year), while also producing 50% less nitrous
oxide emissions and virtually zero particulate emissions.
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Collection Days
Collection days are listed on page 30. For most households, your collection day will stay the same.
  • For households in Salem and in Elora on the north side of the river, your collection day will change to Tuesday.
  • The town of Fergus will still be collected on Wednesdays, however garbage will be collected on alternating weeks
		 with Highway 6 as the dividing line.
  • These changes will make collection routes on Tuesday and Wednesday more efficient.
  • Please remember these changes will only begin on July 7.
Participation Information
Additional information on our current and new collection programmes can be found in this calendar.
 • Recycling collection, check out pages 6-9;
 • Organics collection, go to page 10;
 • Collection days and weeks, see maps on pages 16 and 30, as well as the monthly calendar pages.
Beginning in May, we will be delivering green bins and detailed participation information to
every single-family household.
If you have questions, please visit our website or contact us by email or phone.
Contact information is on the back cover.
  The County will also be launching a “waste app” in the New Year where you can set up your
  own collection reminders and look up what goes where.
  Watch for promotions coming in 2020.
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Paper Recycling
Samples   Items        Accepted Items and Preparation                  Do Not Include

          Boxboard     Boxes for cereal, pop, toothpaste, tissues,     Remove inside bags and liners
                       soap, shoes, frozen foods, etc.; toilet paper   No spiral wound food containers
                       rolls, paper ice cream containers (flatten      (e.g. frozen juice container with
                       and put inside a larger box)                    metal bottom)
                       Paper egg cartons, take-out trays

                       Flattened corrugated boxes (boxes
          Corrugated   with a wavy layer between two layers of         No waxy cardboard
          Cardboard    linerboard)                                     No cardboard contaminated with oil
                       Tied in bundles, maximum size:                  or chemicals
                       60 cm x 60 cm x 30 cm (24” x 24” x 12”)         Remove all food residue and contents
                       for curbside collection                         from pizza boxes
                       Maximum weight of 18 kg (40 lbs)
                       Staples and tape are okay
                       Maximum of 3 bundles per week
                       per address
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Samples   Items         Accepted Items and Preparation                 Do Not Include

          Household     Junk mail, cards, office paper                 No metallic or glitter gift wrap or cards
          Papers,       (e.g. envelopes, file folders, sticky notes)   No photographs
          Books,        Telephone books, hard and soft covered         No used tissues or paper towels
                        books (remove and discard hard covers)         No candy wrappers
          Paper Bags    Paper bags from flour, sugar, etc.             Do not place in a bag
                        (no plastic liner)                             (unless it is shredded paper)
                        Shredded paper must be bagged in a             No coffee cups
                        clear bag

          Newspapers,   Newspapers, all flyers, magazines              Do not place in a bag
          Magazines

                                                                   Download a copy at www.wellington.ca/sws
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Container Recycling
Samples   Items           Accepted Items and Preparation        Do Not Include

          Aluminum        Food and beverage cans and lids       No aerosol or paint cans
          and             (do not flatten)                      (see HHW information for proper disposal)
          Tin Cans,       Clean aluminum foil, pie plates and   No cooking pots or pans
                          baking trays                          (can go to waste facilities in scrap metal bin)
          Aluminum Foil   Empty and rinse                       No other metal items
                          Labels are okay to leave on           No foil laminates (e.g. potato chip bags)
                                                                Do not flatten cans

          Drink Boxes     Milk and juice cartons                Remove straws
          and Cartons     Drink boxes (e.g. Tetra Pak™)         Leave caps on
                          including soup containers             Do not flatten
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Samples   Items            Accepted Items and Preparation                Do Not Include

          Glass Bottles    Food and beverage glass bottles               No light bulbs of any type
          and Jars         and jars                                      No mirror or window glass
                           Clear or coloured glass                       No drinking glasses
                           Empty and rinse                               No ceramics (plates, mugs, etc.)
                           Leave lids on                                 No broken glass (contact SWS for
                           Labels are okay to leave on                   disposal instructions)

          Rigid Plastics   Bottles, jugs and tubs including food,        No motor oil or chemical containers
                           beverage, health, beauty, household           No plastic bags or plastic wrap
                           cleaning and laundry product containers       No plastic cutlery, plates, cups or straws
                           Plastic clamshells from bakery products,      No toys
                           berries, etc.                                 No Styrofoam
                           Planting pots and trays                       No single use beverage discs, pods or cups
                           Empty and rinse                               Do not flatten
                           Leave lids and caps on

                                                                      Download a copy at www.wellington.ca/sws
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Green Bin Organics Collection
The County is excited to begin providing green bin organics curbside collection! The programme will start July 7,
2020 and organics will be collected every week. Green bins will be delivered to every household beginning in May.
Detailed participation instructions will be included with the green bin. The following materials will be able to go into
your green bin to be diverted from landfill:

Food Products
• Fruits, vegetables (raw or cooked)
• Meat, poultry, fish products (including bones)
• Pasta, bread, cereals, rice
• Dairy products, eggs and shells
• Coffee grounds, filters, and tea bags
• Nuts and shells
• Herbs, spices, sauces
• Fat, grease, lard (small quantities, solidified, no liquids)
Paper Products
• Muffin, butcher, wax, parchment papers
• Paper plates, napkins, towels (not soiled with cleaning products)
• Fast-food paper packaging
Other Items
• Houseplants (including soil)
• Animal bedding (no droppings or kitty litter)                                                 More details to come!
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Services and Programmes                                                                                                    !      For Service Alerts
                                                                                                                                  please phone our office, or
We offer many waste diversion and management programmes through our curbside                                                  check the SWS eNews page at
collection, as well as six waste facilities. Visit our website at www.wellington.ca/sws                                       www.wellington.ca/swsalerts
or contact us for information on what to do with any of these materials:                                                      or download the waste app.

  •   Appliances and Freon Removal                                  •   Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

  •   Blue Box Materials                                            •   Leaf and yard waste (urban only in Oct/Nov)

  •   Christmas Trees                                               •   Organics - Home Composting and Green Bin (July)

  •   Construction and Demolition Waste: Asbestos                   •   Reuse Options
      (requires prior approval), Clean Fill, Concrete and Rubble,   •   Scrap Metal
      Contaminated Soil (requires prior approval), Fibreglass
                                                                    •   Textiles
  •   Electronics
                                                                    •   Tires
  •   Garbage                                                       •   Wood and Brush

T 519.837.2601 T 1.866.899.0248 E wasteinfo@wellington.ca                                                                         @wellingtncounty
                                                                                             Social icon

                                                                                             Rounded square
                                                                                             Only use blue and/or white.

                                                                                             For more details check out our
                                                                                             Brand Guidelines.
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Gold Box Reward Programme
The Gold Box Reward Programme recognizes the County’s best recyclers.
All households in the County are eligible. This is what we are looking for
in a Gold Medal recycler:

 • Only acceptable items are in the blue boxes.
 • Materials are properly sorted into papers and containers.
 • Recyclables are clean.
 • Cardboard is flattened and bundled.
 • No recyclables placed in plastic bags (except shredded paper).
 • Participation in recycling programme on a consistent basis.

If you are one of the County’s best recyclers, you may be chosen by us or you   Dan W. from Fergus
can nominate yourself at www.wellington.ca/goldbox.                               One of the 2019
                                                                                 Gold Box Winners
(Please note that you may only apply for your own household’s recycling.)
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Electronics Recycling
Electronics are accepted at all six County waste facilities during regular operating hours. Site locations
and hours are listed on the back cover. There is no charge to drop off electronics at the waste facilities.
Visit our website for a full list.

Acceptable items include:                                        Unacceptable items include:
 •   Cables, wires, keyboards                                     •   Electric drills
 •   Cameras, camcorders                                          •   Kettles
 •   Computers, monitors, printers                                •   Lamps
 •   Electric typewriters                                         •   Microwaves
 •   Fax machines, scanners, copiers                              •   Oscillating fans
 •   Phones, cellphones, answering machines                       •   Remote control toys
 •   Radios, stereos, speakers                                    •   Smoke Detectors
 •   Satellite and cable receivers                                •   Vacuum cleaners
 •   Televisions, VCR and DVD players

          For more recycling options, please visit the Ontario Electronic Stewardship
          website at www.RecycleMyElectronics.ca.
                                                                                                        WCMA 2009.34.1.03 2
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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
Select HHW Depots (Permanent)
Select HHW Depots are located at five County waste facilities: Aberfoyle, Belwood,         Hazardous waste
Elora, Harriston, and Riverstown. They are open during regular operating hours.            generated by the
They accept household and automotive batteries, motor oil and filters, antifreeze,         industrial, commercial,
aerosol cans, and propane cylinders.                                                       institutional and
                                              Drop off is FREE at all locations!
                                                                                           agricultural sectors
Mobile HHW Depot (Monthly rotation)
                                                                                           cannot be accepted.
The Mobile HHW Depot moves around the County to each of the County’s six
waste facilities, as well as two County Roads garages. It will accept a full list of HHW
materials. See schedule below for locations and hours. Please allow for time at the
beginning and end of every month to empty, move and set up the Depot.

For both Depot services, maximum quantities apply. Check our website at
www.wellington.ca/hhw for more details and a full list of acceptable materials.

           More options to properly dispose of HHW materials are available by checking
           www.makethedrop.ca, www.regeneration.ca and www.healthsteward.ca.

                                                                                                WCMA 2009.22.1A
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2020 Mobile HHW Depot Schedule
Location                     Address                          8:00 am - 4:00 pm      Month(s)

Aberfoyle Waste Facility     6922 Concession 4                Wed, Fri, and Sat		January, August
		                           Puslinch Twp.

 Belwood Waste Facility      8585 Wellington Rd 19            Wed, Fri, and Sat		March, November
		                           Centre Wellington Twp.

 Brucedale Roads Garage      8436 Wellington Rd 124           Tues, Thurs, and Sat   September
		                           Guelph/Eramosa Twp.

 Elora Waste Facility        6549 Gerrie Rd                   Tues, Thurs, and Sat   June
		                           Centre Wellington Twp.

Erin Roads Garage            9506 Wellington Rd 124, Erin     Tues, Thurs, and Sat   May

Harriston Waste Facility     5668 Highway 23, Town of Minto   Tues, Thurs, and Sat   February, October

 Riverstown Waste Facility   7254 Sideroad 5 West             Tues, Thurs, and Sat   July
		                           Wellington North Twp.

 Rothsay Waste Facility      8495 Wellington Rd 7             Wed, Fri, and Sat		April, December
		                           Mapleton Twp.
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                    Collection Days and Waste Facilities
                    Map 1                     TUESDAY 2
                                                                     Riverstown
                                                                     Facility
                                                                                  THURSDAY 2
                                              Minto           6
                                                                             Wellington North                                     N
                                                  Harriston
                                                  Facility                                                                    W             E
                                                                                    6
                                                                            109
                                                                                                                                  S
                                                              Rothsay Facility
                                                                                                       Belwood Facility
                                                                                                                                                 THURSDAY 1
                                                                     TUESDAY 1                              WEDNESDAY
                                                                                                                19    2               26
                                                                                                                                                      Erin

January to July 4 ONLY!                                           Mapleton                 Elora Facility
                                                                                                              Centre
                                                                                                              Wellington
  Symbols
                                                                                               WEDNESDAY 1                6

  401   Highway     26   County Road                                                                                                FRIDAY 1
                                                                                                                          Guelph/Eramosa
        Waste Facility
        (Hours and addresses on back cover)

                                                                                                                                                    Puslinch
                                                                                                                                  Aberfoyle
                                                                                                                                  Facility
                                                                                                                                           401   FRIDAY 2
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Collection Days
                                                If you live in an Urban* area, collection is every week.
                                                See the map above to find your day.
                                                For Rural* residents, collection alternates every other week. See the
                                                map above and calendar pages to find your corresponding day and week.

                                                        TUESDAY 1 / Rural Week 1                 THURSDAY 1 / Rural Week 1

                                                        TUESDAY 2 / Rural Week 2                 THURSDAY 2 / Rural Week 2

                                                        WEDNESDAY 1 / Rural Week 1               FRIDAY 1 / Rural Week 1

                                                        WEDNESDAY 2 / Rural Week 2               FRIDAY 2 / Rural Week 2

*If you are unsure if you are in an urban or rural collection area please contact us at 1.866.899.0248 or wasteinfo@wellington.ca
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                                                                                    TIP OF THE MONTH:
                                                                                                        Never miss another
                                                                                                        collection day!
                                                                                                        Download the
                                                                                                        County’s free waste
                                                                                                        app from the App
                                                                                                        Store or Google
                                                                                                        Play. You can also
                                                                                                        access the waste
                                                                                                        app through the
                                                                                                        County’s website.
                                                                                                        Check it out!

Ready to play goal on an outside hockey rink, Drayton, ca. 1925. [ WCMA ph 37141]
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January 2020
      SUNDAY                MONDAY        TUESDAY      WEDNESDAY
                                                                        Rural Week 1
                                                                           THURSDAY
                                                                                                Rural Week 2
                                                                                                FRIDAY
                                                                                                                      See Map 1
                                                                                                                     on Page 16
                                                                                                                 SATURDAY
 Mobile HHW                                          1                 2                  3                    4
 Depot location:                                     New Year’s Day                                             * Rescheduled
 Aberfoyle Waste                                     Sites closed                                                 January 1
 Facility (all month)                                No collection*                                               collection
 5                      6            7               8                 9                  10                   11
                                                Urban Area Curbside Christmas Tree Collection

 12                     13           14              15                16                 17                   18

 19                     20           21              22                 23                24                   25

 26                     27           28              29                 30                 31

www.wellington.ca/sws                                                        Have your materials out by 7:00 am for collection.
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                                                                       Glass, metal
                                                                       and rigid plastic
                                                                       containers are
                                                                       recyclable, but
                                                                       must be empty
                                                                       and clean. Please
                                                                       empty and rinse
                                                                       your containers
                                                                       before placing
                                                                       in your blue box.
                                                                       Food is a major

                                                   TIP OF THE MONTH:
                                                                       contaminant in
                                                                       recycling and
                                                                       reduces the value
                                                                       of the materials.
Main street, Erin, winter 1923. [ WCMA ph 50773]
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February 2020
      SUNDAY                 MONDAY        TUESDAY   WEDNESDAY
                                                                 Rural Week 1
                                                                     THURSDAY
                                                                                     Rural Week 2
                                                                                     FRIDAY
                                                                                                            See Map 1
                                                                                                           on Page 16
                                                                                                         SATURDAY
 Mobile HHW                                                                                          1
 Depot location:
 Harriston Waste
 Facility (all month)

 2                      3             4              5           6              7                    8

 9                      10            11             12          13             14                   15
                                                                                Valentine’s
                                                                                Day
 16                     17            18             19          20             21                   22
                         Family
                         Day
 23                     24            25             26          27             28                   29

www.wellington.ca/sws                                                                         Check out the waste app!
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                                                                                                             Not sure what
                                                                                                             goes where?
                                                                                                             Check the waste
                                                                                                             app on our website
                                                                                                             to find out how to
                                                                                                             properly dispose
                                                                                                             or recycle an item.
                                                                                                             Download the
                                                                                                             waste app to your

                                                                                         TIP OF THE MONTH:
                                                                                                             cellphone for extra
                                                                                                             convenience!

Students of Fergus High School 3rd and 4th Forms sitting at their desks, ca.1913. [ WCMA ph 6269]
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March 2020
      SUNDAY          MONDAY        TUESDAY    WEDNESDAY
                                                           Rural Week 1
                                                               THURSDAY
                                                                                   Rural Week 2
                                                                                   FRIDAY
                                                                                                            See Map 1
                                                                                                           on Page 16
                                                                                                       SATURDAY
 1               2             3               4           5                  6                    7

 8               9             10              11          12                 13                   14

 15              16            17              18          19                 20                  21
                               St. Patrick’s
                               Day
 22              23            24              25          26                 27                  28

 29              30            31                                                                 Mobile HHW
                                                                                                  Depot location:
                                                                                                  Belwood Waste
                                                                                                  Facility (all month)

www.wellington.ca/sws                                           Have your materials out by 7:00 am for collection.
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                                                                                                     Plastic Bags become
                                                                                                     entangled in recycling
                                                                                                     equipment and slow
                                                                                                     down work on the
                                                                                                     sorting lines. Please
                                                                                                     do not bag
                                                                                                     recyclables or place
                                                                                                     bags in your blue
                                                                                                     box. Try reusable
                                                                                                     bags instead or

                                                                                 TIP OF THE MONTH:
                                                                                                     check out www.
                                                                                                     plasticsfilmrecycling.
                                                                                                     org for a drop-off
                                                                                                     location.

Harriston Grand Trunk Railway station and grounds, ca. 1910. [ WCMA ph 23351a]
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April 2020
      SUNDAY                MONDAY          TUESDAY    WEDNESDAY
                                                                   Rural Week 1
                                                                       THURSDAY
                                                                                       Rural Week 2
                                                                                       FRIDAY
                                                                                                             See Map 1
                                                                                                            on Page 16
                                                                                                          SATURDAY
 Mobile HHW                                           1            2              3                   4
 Depot location:
 Rothsay Waste
 Facility (all month)
 5                      6               7             8            9              10                  11
                                                                                  Good Friday          * Rescheduled
                                                                                  Sites closed           April 10
                                                                                  No collection*         collection
 12                     13              14            15           16             17                  18
 Easter                 Easter Monday
 Sunday

 19                     20              21            22           23             24                  25
                                                      Earth Day

 26                     27              28            29           30

www.wellington.ca/sws                                                                         Check out the waste app!
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                                                                                                   TIP OF THE MONTH:
                                                                                                                       How do you
                                                                                                                       safely dispose of
                                                                                                                       used automotive
                                                                                                                       oil and oil filters?
                                                                                                                       Check the waste
                                                                                                                       app! It will let
                                                                                                                       you know these
                                                                                                                       should go to
                                                                                                                       a Household
                                                                                                                       Hazardous Waste
                                                                                                                       Depot, and help
                                                                                                                       you find the
                                                                                                                       closest one to
                                                                                                                       you!

Catherine Cleghorn of Guelph Township, ready to work the turnip ffeld, ca.1936. [ WCMA ph 11530]
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May 2020
     SUNDAY               MONDAY         TUESDAY   WEDNESDAY
                                                               Rural Week 1
                                                                   THURSDAY
                                                                                       Rural Week 2

                                                                                       FRIDAY
                                                                                                             See Map 1
                                                                                                            on Page 16
                                                                                                          SATURDAY
 Mobile HHW                                                                       1                   2
 Depot location:
 Erin Roads Garage
 (all month)

 3                   4               5             6           7                  8                   9

 10                  11              12            13          14                 15                  16
  Mother’s Day

 17                  18              19            20          21                 22                  23
                      Victoria Day

 24                  25              26            27          28                 29                  30
 31

www.wellington.ca/sws                                               Have your materials out by 7:00 am for collection.
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                                                                               TIP OF THE MONTH:
                                                                                                   Grasscycling
                                                                                                   means leaving
                                                                                                   the grass
                                                                                                   clippings on the
                                                                                                   lawn. This helps
                                                                                                   put nutrients
                                                                                                   back in the soil,
                                                                                                   reduces leaf
                                                                                                   and yard waste
                                                                                                   needs, and saves
                                                                                                   you time and
                                                                                                   your back by not
                                                                                                   having to rake
                                                                                                   after mowing.

Group looking down at the mill race, Rockwood, 1 July 1915. [ WCMA ph 31397]
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June 2020
      SUNDAY                 MONDAY        TUESDAY   WEDNESDAY
                                                                 Rural Week 1
                                                                     THURSDAY
                                                                                     Rural Week 2
                                                                                     FRIDAY
                                                                                                           See Map 1
                                                                                                          on Page 16
                                                                                                        SATURDAY
 Mobile HHW             1             2              3           4              5                   6
 Depot location:
 Elora Waste Facility
 (all month)

 7                      8             9              10          11             12                  13

 14                     15            16             17          18             19                  20

 21                     22            23             24          25             26                  27

 Father’s Day

 28                     29            30

www.wellington.ca/sws                                                                       Check out the waste app!
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                  Collection changes in July                                                                                                  Starting
                  Map 2                       TUESDAY B
                                                                     Riverstown
                                                                     Facility
                                                                                                                                               July 7
                                                                                  THURSDAY B                              N
                                               Minto          6
                                                                            Wellington North
                                                                                                                W             E
                                                  Harriston
                                                  Facility
                                                                                    6
                                                                                                                          S
                                                                            109

                                                              Rothsay Facility
                                                                                                       Belwood Facility
ALL rural and urban households will                                                                                                           THURSDAY A
change to a new schedule                                            TUESDAY A                               WEDNESDAY B            26
                                                                                                                                                  Erin
• Recycling and Organics - weekly                                                                             Centre
• Garbage - every other week                                      Mapleton                 Elora Facility     Wellington

                                                                                                WEDNESDAY A               6
   Symbols                                                                                                                        FRIDAY A
  401   Highway     26   County Road                                                                                      Guelph/Eramosa

        Waste Facility
        (Hours and addresses on back cover)
                                                                                                                                                Puslinch
                                                                                                                              Aberfoyle
                                                                                                                              Facility
                                                                                                                                        401   FRIDAY B
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Garbage Bi-Weekly Collection Days
 *Recycling and Organics collection is weekly.
  Week A
  Tuesday - Mapleton, Salem, Elora (north of river)
  Wednesday - Centre Wellington (west of Hwy 6), Elora (south of river)
  Thursday - Erin
  Friday - Guelph/Eramosa
  Week B
  Tuesday - Minto
  Wednesday - Centre Wellington (east of Hwy 6)                           NOTE: Salem and the portion of Elora
  Thursday - Wellington North                                                   north of the river will be changing
                                                                                to Tuesday collection effective July 7
  Friday - Puslinch
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                                                                                 TIP OF THE MONTH:
                                                                                                     Changes
                                                                                                     to curbside
                                                                                                     collection start
                                                                                                     July 7. Blue boxes
                                                                                                     and green bins
                                                                                                     will be collected
                                                                                                     each week. Check
                                                                                                     the map on page
                                                                                                     30 to find out
                                                                                                     which week to
                                                                                                     place out your
                                                                                                     garbage, or check
                                                                                                     the waste app!

Boy Scouts cooking over a campffre, Nichol Township, ca. 1942. [ WCMA ph 6695]
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July 2020
      SUNDAY            MONDAY
                               Collection Changes
                                           TUESDAY            WEDNESDAY
                                                                                    Week A Garbage
                                                                                       THURSDAY
                                                                                                             Week B Garbage
                                                                                                             FRIDAY
                                                                                                                                        See Map 2
                                                                                                                                       on Page 30
                                                                                                                                 SATURDAY
                                                            1 Canada Day           2                    3                     4 *Rescheduled
  • Recycling and Organics collected weekly                   Sites closed                                                       July 1
  • Garbage collected every other week                        No collection*                                                     collection

 5                 6                  7                     8                      9                    10                    11
                       NEW Schedule   Minto                 Centre Wellington      Wellington North      Puslinch
                         begins                               (east of Hwy 6)

 12                13                 14                    15                     16                   17                    18
                                      Mapleton,              Centre Wellington      Erin                 Guelph/Eramosa
                                      Salem,                   (west of Hwy 6),
                                      Elora (north of river) Elora (south of river)

 19                20                 21                    22                     23                   24                    25

 26                27                 28                    29                     30                   31                    Mobile HHW
                                                                                                                              Depot location:
                                                                                                                              Riverstown Waste
                                                                                                                              Facility (all month)

www.wellington.ca/sws                                                                      Have your materials out by 7:00 am for collection.
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                                                                                                                TIP OF THE MONTH:
                                                                                                                                    Remember to use
                                                                                                                                    your green bin!
                                                                                                                                    Food waste that
                                                                                                                                    ends up in the
                                                                                                                                    landfill produces
                                                                                                                                    methane gas, a
                                                                                                                                    greenhouse gas.
                                                                                                                                    Reduce food waste
                                                                                                                                    by shopping with
                                                                                                                                    a list, storing food
                                                                                                                                    correctly, eating
                                                                                                                                    leftovers, and
                                                                                                                                    freezing items
                                                                                                                                    before they
                                                                                                                                    go bad.
Mr. Macpherson, Irene and Mr. Arkell in the Arkell Farm garden, Puslinch Township, ca. 1910. [ WCMA ph 50911]
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August 2020
      SUNDAY                 MONDAY          TUESDAY      WEDNESDAY
                                                                            Week A Garbage
                                                                               THURSDAY
                                                                                                  Week B Garbage
                                                                                                  FRIDAY
                                                                                                                          See Map 2
                                                                                                                         on Page 30
                                                                                                                       SATURDAY
 Mobile HHW                             Reminder                                                                   1
 Depot location:
 Aberfoyle Waste
                                        • Recycling and Organics collected weekly
 Facility (all month)                   • Garbage collected every other week
 2                      3               4                5                 6                 7                     8
                        Civic Holiday

 9                      10              11               12                13                14                    15

 16                     17              18               19                20                21                    22

 23                     24              25               26                27                28                    29
 30                     31

www.wellington.ca/sws                                                                                   Check out the waste app!
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                                                                        TIP OF THE MONTH:
                                                                                            Have materials
                                                                                            out by 7:00
                                                                                            am on your
                                                                                            collection
                                                                                            day. Collection
                                                                                            routes can and
                                                                                            do change from
                                                                                            week to week
                                                                                            for a number of
                                                                                            reasons. Not sure
                                                                                            which week is
                                                                                            garbage week?
                                                                                            Check the waste
                                                                                            app!

School Section #4 Peel Township family picnic, 1940. [ WCMA ph 37174]
Page 37

September 2020
      SUNDAY            MONDAY         TUESDAY   WEDNESDAY
                                                             Week A Garbage

                                                                 THURSDAY
                                                                                     Week B Garbage

                                                                                     FRIDAY
                                                                                                             See Map 2
                                                                                                            on Page 30

                                                                                                          SATURDAY
 Mobile HHW                        1             2           3                  4                     5
 Depot location:
 Brucedale Roads
 Garage (all month)

 6                    7            8             9           10                 11                    12
                      Labour Day

 13                   14           15            16          17                 18                    19

 20                   21           22            23          24                 25                    26

 27                   28           29            30

www.wellington.ca/sws                                             Have your materials out by 7:00 am for collection.
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                                                                                                                                   Leaf and yard
                                                                                                                                   waste will be
                                                                                                                                   picked up from all
                                                                                                                                   urban households
                                                                                                                                   in October and
                                                                                                                                   November in 2020.
                                                                                                                                   Check the waste

                                                                                                               TIP OF THE MONTH:
                                                                                                                                   app, our website,
                                                                                                                                   or your local
                                                                                                                                   newspaper for
                                                                                                                                   set-out instructions
                                                                                                                                   and collection
                                                                                                                                   dates.

Children dressed in Halloween costumes at the nursery school in the Eden Mills Town Hall, ca. 1969. [ WCMA ph 53086]
Page 39

October 2020
      SUNDAY                 MONDAY         TUESDAY   WEDNESDAY
                                                                  Week A Garbage
                                                                      THURSDAY
                                                                                        Week B Garbage
                                                                                        FRIDAY
                                                                                                                See Map 2
                                                                                                               on Page 30
                                                                                                             SATURDAY
 Mobile HHW                                                       1                2                     3
 Depot location:
 Harriston Waste
 Facility (all month)
4                       5              6              7           8                9                     10

 11                     12             13             14          15               16                    17
                        Thanksgiving
                        Day

 18                     19             20             21          22               23                    24

 25                     26             27             28          29               30                    31
                                                                                                         Halloween

www.wellington.ca/sws                                                                          Check out the waste app!
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                                                                                                                  Is that disposable
                                                                                                                  coffee cup
                                                                                                                  recyclable? Check
                                                                                                                  the waste app!
                                                                                                                  It can tell you
                                                                                                                  whether an item
                                                                                                                  belongs in the

                                                                                              TIP OF THE MONTH:
                                                                                                                  blue bin, green
                                                                                                                  bin, garbage bag,
                                                                                                                  or has a special
                                                                                                                  drop-off location.
                                                                                                                  (PS: The coffee
                                                                                                                  cup goes in the
                                                                                                                  garbage.)

Boys waiting for a sleigh ride, Arthur Township, ca. 1923. The boy far left is Howard Richard Wright. [ WCMA ph 54305]
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November 2020
      SUNDAY         MONDAY       TUESDAY   WEDNESDAY
                                                           Week A Garbage
                                                               THURSDAY
                                                                                    Week B Garbage
                                                                                    FRIDAY
                                                                                                               See Map 2
                                                                                                              on Page 30
                                                                                                         SATURDAY
 1               2            3             4              5                   6                     7

 8               9            10            11              12                 13                    14 * Rescheduled
                                            Remembrance Day                                               November 11
                                            Sites Closed                                                  collection
                                            No collection*
 15              16           17            18              19                 20                    21

 22              23           24            25             26                  27                    28

 29              30                                                                                  Mobile HHW
                                                                                                     Depot location:
                                                                                                     Belwood Waste
                                                                                                     Facility (all month)
www.wellington.ca/sws                                            Have your materials out by 7:00 am for collection.
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                                                                                                      Reuse it! The
                                                                                                      County operates
                                                                                                      Reuse Centres at the
                                                                                                      Aberfoyle, Belwood,
                                                                                                      and Riverstown
                                                                                                      waste facilities.
                                                                                                      There is a fee to
                                                                                                      drop-off, but items
                                                                                                      are free to take
                                                                                                      home! For more

                                                                                  TIP OF THE MONTH:
                                                                                                      convenience, check
                                                                                                      out our online
                                                                                                      service at www.
                                                                                                      Wellington.Reuses.
                                                                                                      com.
Friends having fun snowshoeing around Harriston, ca. 1919. [ WCMA ph 30760_15d]
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December 2020
      SUNDAY               MONDAY          TUESDAY   WEDNESDAY
                                                                 Week A Garbage
                                                                     THURSDAY
                                                                                       Week B Garbage
                                                                                       FRIDAY
                                                                                                               See Map 2
                                                                                                              on Page 30
                                                                                                            SATURDAY
Mobile HHW                             1             2           3                4                     5
Depot location:
Rothsay Waste
Facility (all month)
 6                     7               8             9           10               11                    12

 13                    14              15            16          17               18                    19

 20                    21              22            23          24               25                    26 Boxing Day
                                                                                  Christmas Day            Sites closed
                                                                                  Sites closed             No collection*
                                                                                  No collection*
 27                    28              29            30          31               1                     2 * January 1
                       * Rescheduled                                              New Years Day             collection
                         December 25                                              Sites closed              rescheduled
                         collection                                               No collection*            to January 4
www.wellington.ca/sws                                                                        Check out the waste app!
Wellington County Solid Waste Services
                                     Municipal Waste Facilities
            Aberfoyle Waste Facility (open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday) 6922 Concession 4, Township of Puslinch
       Belwood Waste Facility (open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday) 8585 Wellington Road 19, Township of Centre Wellington
           Elora Waste Facility (open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) 6549 Gerrie Road, Township of Centre Wellington
                Harriston Waste Facility (open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) 5668 Highway 23, Town of Minto
          Riverstown Waste Facility (open Tuesday to Saturday) 7254 Sideroad 5 West, Township of Wellington North
          Rothsay Waste Facility (open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday) 8495 Wellington Road 7, Township of Mapleton
                      Hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on site-specific days.
        County waste facilities are not open on Sundays, Mondays, or statutory holidays.
 Engineering Services Department • 74 Woolwich Street, Guelph ON N1H 3T9
 T 519.837.2601            T 1.866.899.0248               F 519.837.8138                                   E wasteinfo@wellington.ca
                         www.wellington.ca/sws                                                      @wellingtncounty
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