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Garbage and Recycling

Garbage

Moose Jaw City Council recently voted to install back alley waste and recycling collection to areas of Zone 1-4 that had transitioned to front pickup August 1, 2017*.

*If you had curbside pickup prior to that date, your collection location remains the same.

Residents who have manual collection are allowed to dispose of no more than six (6) large garbage bags per property per collection day and the total weight may not exceed 90 kilograms (200 pounds) of refuse

Residents who have manual collection are restricted to a maximum of 90 kilograms (200 pounds) of refuse per property per collection day as per the Waste Management Bylaw #5156 regarding residential garbage pickup.

A tag will be placed on bags containing unacceptable waste items, or that weight over 50lbs each. The problem must be corrected before pickup on the next scheduled garbage day. To avoid getting a tag and having to bag your garbage twice, use more bags with less weight in each.

Please help to reduce injuries to the city collection staff by safely preparing your garbage. For further information contact the City Engineering Department 694-4448.

Solid waste collection moved to a bi-weekly schedule October 1, 2017, but will switch to weekly collection for the months of June, July, August and September each year. The revised 2018 collection schedule can be found here: Collection Schedule

Recycling

How does it all work?

The City of Moose Jaw’s has contracted Loraas Disposal to handle our recycling collection program. To see the collection schedule, click here.

Recycling pickup will occur in the same location as garbage pickup, whether that be curbside or in a back lane.

Recycling carts should be put out by 6 a.m. on the morning of pickup and removed from the pickup location on the same day. For pickup, lid arrows should be pointed toward the street or lane, and the lid should be closed. There should be three feet (1 metre) of space around the cart in all directions

What goes in the bin?

Paper and Cardboard

Flattened corrugated cardboard and paperboard such as empty cereal boxes, empty detergent boxes, empty tissue boxes

Newspapers, flyers, inserts, junk mail, and envelopes

Magazines, catalogues, telephone books, paperback books

Brown paper bags, tissue roll cores, paper, egg cartons

Copier paper, NCR (no carbon required) paper

Aluminum and Tin

Soft drink and beer cans

Foil trays and pie plates

Household tin cans (please rinse)

Plastic

Containers with logo 1-7

Plastic bags, plastic drink bottles and plastic wrap

Aseptic Packaging & Cartons

Juice and milk cartons, milk jugs, tetra-pak containers and pouches (please rinse) These may also be returned to SARCAN for deposit refunds.

Glass

Clean bottles and jars

What doesn’t go in the bin?

Household garbage, organics, or hazardous waste

Single-use plastic bags (like grocery or sandwich bags) or plastic film.

Gift and packing paper.

Waxed, plasticized or food contaminated paper, cardboard cups, or plastic plates

Soiled tissues, napkins or paper towels

Confetti-shredded paper

Styrofoam or other foam packing materials

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