Garbage and Recycling
Regular household garbage and recycling is collected on a bi-weekly schedule between October-June, with weekly collection in place for the months of June, July, August and September. Waste and recycling are collected on separate days according to your collection zone. To view the collection schedule, click here.
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.
For information on the City's Sanitary Landfill, click here.
For details on the City of Moose Jaw’s recycling program, including what materials can and should be recycled, click here: https://moosejaw.ca/engineering/public-works/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)
Containers with logo 2-7
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