Moose Jaw Residents
2017 BUILDING PERMITS
$39,635,878 (285 permits) 2016 Building Permits $39,635,878 (306 permits) 2015 Building Permits $53,255,742 (290 permits)
Grown in the region; chic peas, lentils, peas, soybean, mustard
Largest distribution centre for livestock in Saskatchewan
TRANSPORTATION AND UTILITY HUB
Two national railways; CP’s Soo rail line to Chicago; Trans-Canada Highway & #2 Highway; major power transmission lines, natural gas and water pipelines
Vast reserves of high quality potash – two solution mines are located near Moose Jaw
KEY ECONOMIC SECTORS
Potash Mining, Agriculture, Ag-value-added Processing, Nato Flying Training (15 Wing), Transportation (Trucking and Rail), Tourism, and Healthcare
SASKATCHEWAN’s 2018 POPULATION was 1,169,752
The TRADING AREA of Moose Jaw is 60,000
MOOSE JAW 2016 CENSUS POPULATION 33,890,
2018 POPULATION estimated at 35,124
Garbage and Recycling
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
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)
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.
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
Styrofoam or other foam packing materials