County waste facilities set to reopen on May 26

WELLINGTON COUNTY – Beginning May 26, all county waste facilities will reopen and resume regular business hours.

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 provincial government and Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public 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.

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 in  May 12 press release.

“The health and safety of the public and our staff remains our top priority.”

As part of the re-opening process, the county is asking residents to note:

  • 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;
  • consider using waste facilities through the week if possible, as Saturdays are typically the busiest day;
  • residents are asked to use credit or debit for payment, preferably the tap function; and
  • maintain physical distancing and be expedient on site.

“Residents are encouraged to continue to use the curbside service for regular household waste,” stated 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