Guelph’s fall Goods Exchange Weekend is September 2 to 5.
Residents looking to get rid of unwanted household items or pick up gently-used pieces such as furniture, appliances, and toys are encouraged to participate in the Goods Exchange Weekend.

To participate in this free community re-use event, residents are asked to follow these simple tips:

· Clearly label items you wish to give away as “Free” and place them at the curb after 5 p.m. on Friday, September 2.

· Prevent misunderstandings by ensuring items such as children’s bikes, toys, and gardening tools are not accidentally left near the curb.

· Over the weekend, tour your neighbourhood to see what great finds are at the curb.

· Remove items that were not picked up from your curb by 7 p.m. on Monday, September 5. Items left at the curb may be subject to a fine or cleanup fee under the Waste Management By-law.

Goods Exchange Weekends take place in the spring (May) and fall (September) each year.

Bulky Item Collection Program

Large items, such as furniture and appliances, are not collected as part of regular weekly curbside collection. Residents who miss the Goods Exchange Weekend can make arrangements to have large items picked up at the curb through the City’s user-pay Bulky Item Collection Program.

Guelph Transit offers earlier morning service to connect with GO train!
Guelph, Ont., August 29, 2016 – Starting Tuesday, September 6, Guelph Transit is offering early morning shuttle service for residents looking to connect to GO Transit’s newest early morning train service.
The new early morning shuttle service will begin at 4:30 a.m., arriving at Guelph Central Station in time for GO Transit’s first train at 5:48 a.m. The shuttle is a pre-booked, co-fare eligible service that will pick up passengers from current Guelph Transit conventional bus stops.

“After GO Transit announced it was adding two additional trains in the morning and afternoon which stop in Guelph, we looked at how we can meet the needs and travel demands of our riders,” says Fred Gerrior, manager, transit operations, Guelph Transit. “The solution was easy; start service earlier. We’ve adjusted our morning service to connect with the second morning train, but rather than starting our entire service earlier to connect to the new 5:38 a.m. train, we have opted to introduce a shuttle service that riders pre-book. This will meet riders’ needs and we can keep costs low.”

GO Transit’s addition of a second early morning train, departing at 6:28 a.m. from Guelph Central Station, and the other additions in the afternoon will be serviced by Guelph Transit’s conventional bus service.

Guelph Transit has also extended the hours of use for PRESTO co-fare cardholders. The PRESTO card can now be used from the start of service to 7:30 a.m. and from 5:40 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., regular weekday service only.

To book your early morning shuttle service, call 519-822-1811 extension 2801 between the hours of:

Monday to Friday: 7 a.m.–9:45 p.m.

Saturdays: 8 a.m.–9:45 p.m.

Sundays: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Additional Transit service updates:

September 4 – platform changes at the University Centre

September 5, Labour Day – conventional buses run on holiday service schedule

September 6 – 20-minute peak service and University express bus service resumes

September 8 – late night service begins after the end of regular service

For more information on the early morning shuttle service, the co-fare program and other September service updates, visit

The annual Shredding Event is being held at the Stone Road Mall on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2016. 

This event, which is being held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. is a fundraiser for CSGW. It also helps protect members of the public by offering a safe, professional method of destroying documents with sensitive personal information. 

Identity Theft is called the “Crime of the 21st Century” and can be devastating. So come on out and shred away!!


Peter Busatto appointed as Guelph’s general manager of Environmental Services
Guelph, Ont., August 29, 2016– The City of Guelph has parted ways with its general manager of Environmental Services, and its plant manager of Wastewater Services. We thank the incumbents in these positions for their contributions and wish them well in their future endeavours.
Peter Busatto, a highly respected, highly competent leader with an accomplished track record in Environmental Services has been appointed as general manager.
Work associated with upholding the day-to-day operation of Guelph’s water, wastewater, and solid waste operations is uninterrupted. 

The City will ensure a smooth transition and continue to deliver the service our community expects. 

Good Afternoon,
On Wednesday, August 31st at 7:30a.m., registration will begin for the Fall and Winter Sessions of Aquatic and Recreational Programs. 

With the closure of Victoria Road Recreation Centre, we are anticipating a significant increase on this day as residents attempt to register for available spots in limited programs across the City.



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