In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 19, the County
of Wellington closed all waste facilities based on social distancing protocols issued by the
Government of Ontario and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Pubic Health.
As the Government of Ontario works towards the gradual and safe re-opening of businesses
across the province, Wellington County will also begin re-opening its waste facilities.
Beginning May 26, all County waste facilities will re-open and resume regular business hours.
Reuse Centres and textile bins will remain closed at all sites until further notice.
“We appreciate your patience and understanding as we re-open our waste facility operations,”
said Warden Kelly Linton. “The health and safety of the public and our staff remains our top
As part of the re-opening process, please note the following:
- Sites may be extremely busy. Expect significant delays and wait times. Be patient.
- The use of masks or face (mouth/nose) coverings is strongly encouraged.
- Please consider using waste facilities through the week if possible, as Saturdays are
typically the busiest day.
- Please use credit or debit for payment, preferably the tap function.
- Maintain physical distancing and be expedient on site.
“Residents are encouraged to continue to use the curbside service for regular household
waste,” commented Gregg Davidson, Solid Waste Services (SWS) Committee Chair. “Trips to
waste facilities should be for the disposal of items and materials that cannot be managed
through curbside collection services.”
For more information, the public may contact the SWS Division at 519.837.2601 or