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Guelph’s public waste drop-off fees to increase in 2020

Waste drop-off fees in Guelph are on their way up in 2020. .
Waste drop-off fees in Guelph are on their way up in 2020. . Matt Carty / Global Guelph

Public waste drop-off fees and the costs for new waste bins in Guelph are on their way up in the new year.

In a post on its website, the city said the changes are being driven by the increasing costs of waste disposal and recycling services.

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All of the drop-off fees at the city’s facility on Dunlop Drive are going up by $6 per metric tonne. For example, mixed waste is going from $80 per metric tonne to $86 with a $10 minimum fee.

A new fee for asphalt shingles with mixed waste has been added and costs $140 per metric tonne.

The cost to purchase curbside waste carts is also going up by $1 to $3 depending on the size of the bin. Replacement of damaged carts is free if a warranty was issued.

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Fees for a large-item curbside pickup are not changing.

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The city is also reminding residents that there is no cost to drop off recyclables. The same goes for residential household hazardous waste, but daily limits apply to some items.

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It’s being recommended that residents wait until they have a few bags or a full load of waste before dropping waste off to save money on gas and fees.

More information can be found on the city’s website.

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