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Commercial Services

The Region of Waterloo offers various waste management resources and services to eligible businesses in Waterloo Region. We provide links to various waste reduction, reuse and recycling opportunities for businesses, and some businesses qualify for our curbside blue box collection. Businesses hauling large quantities of waste to our sites, should consider setting up a commercial account with us.

For details about commercial services, click on the menu items below.

How to set up a commercial account

To set up a commercial landfill account with the Region of Waterloo, please complete and mail or fax an Application for Credit to:

Finance Department
4th Floor, 150 Frederick Street
Kitchener, ON N2G 4J3
Phone: 519-575-4517
Fax: 519-575-4448

Commercial tipping locations and hours of operation

Waterloo Waste Management Site

925 Erb St. W., Gate 1

Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday Closed


Cambridge Waste Management Site

201 Savage Dr. (End of Savage Dr.)

Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Note: These sites are open regular hours to only commercial customers on all statutory and designated holidays, except Christmas Day and New Year's Day. 

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Waste transfer station fee changes

As part of the 2015 budget process, Regional Council has approved that the minimum charge at the Region of Waterloo's transfer stations will be $5, effective July 1, 2015. Read more.

Commercial fees effective: July 1, 2015

Commercial fees for Waterloo and Cambridge waste management sites
  • A minimum $5.00 will be charged per load as of July 1, 2015
  • Fees calculated per metric tonne.
  • Some restrictions on loads may apply at the Cambridge facility.
  • Surcharge loads:  accepted at Waterloo site ONLY.
  • Payment options for customers who do not have an account: Cash only for all transactions below $10.00. For transactions above $10.00, cash, debit and credit are accepted.


Charge per tonne

General refuse/garbage



Surcharge loads (stumps, wire, styrofoam, asbestos, etc.):  Waterloo site only


Tires: maximum 20", no rims, passenger vehicles only


Segregated loads

  • All regular blue box materials
  • Organics (leaves, yard waste, brush, etc.)
  • Inerts (clean fill, bricks, concrete rubble,etc.)
  • Appliances and scrap metal (refrigerators, stoves, freezers, etc.)



CFC removal fee


$10 first unit
$25 each additional unit

Electronics (e-waste)

$2,000 per tonne 

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Waste reduction and recycling for businesses

Blue box collection:

Businesses are eligible to receive Region of Waterloo blue box collection only if the business is located on an existing municipal collection route. Businesses not meeting this criteria must hire their own contractors for recycling collection. To determine if your business is eligible for Regional recycling collection, please email or call 519-575-4400.

Note: There is a maximum set out of three blue boxes and three bundles of corrugated cardboard allowed per eligible business. Corrugated cardboard must be flattened, sized  to no larger than 75 cm x 75 cm x 20 cm (30 in. x30 in. x8 in.) and tied.

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Electronics recycling:

Businesses interested in recycling electronic waste can refer to Recycling for Business, Electronics recycling.

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Workplace Waste Reduction Directory:

Businesses seeking assistance with waste reduction and diversion should contact their current hauler, other haulers or professionals such as consultants, or refer to our Workplace Waste Reduction Directory.

This Workplace Waste Reduction Directory has been provided by the Region of Waterloo to help industries, commercial businesses and institutions divert recyclables and waste from landfill. It lists companies (many of them local) who either provide waste management services and/or accept materials which may otherwise be landfilled.

The following has been provided for information only. The Region of Waterloo does not recommend, endorse or guarantee the service of any company listed. Contact and business information for the companies listed may change from time to time.

We are interested in your comments!

  • Report your success in using this directory to divert materials
  • Update any information that is listed or needs to be added

Please call 519-575-4400 to speak to our Project Manager or email us for more information.

Thank you for continuing to make our community a leader in environmental management!

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Waste reduction consulting services:

Staff are available to assist businesses in Waterloo Region with any environmental or regulatory concerns they may have. If we cannot help you directly, we can refer you to the appropriate agency or contacts. Call 519-575-4400 to speak to our Projects Manager or email us for more information.

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Commercial hazardous waste disposal

The Region of Waterloo's landfill sites are not licensed to receive hazardous waste from industrial or commercial sources. Disposal of hazardous waste in local sanitary landfills is a serious offence under current Provincial legislation.

Please refer to your telephone book for a list of licensed haulers capable of handling industrial and commercial hazardous wastes.

Further information regarding proper disposal procedures and guidelines can be obtained by contacting the Ministry of the Environment.

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Environmental business links and resources

David Suzuki at Work Program
Environment Canada - Business Information
Ontario Ministry of Environment - Resources for Businesses
Ontario E-Laws

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