Waste Cart Collection Enforcement
The City of Regina is firmly committed to creating a healthier, cleaner community. To help keep our community clean, City Council has approved new violation warnings and fines for the improper use of garbage and recycling carts. These new warnings and fines are intended to reduce the recently growing number of litter complaints from residents.
“We want to reduce the impact that improper cart use has on the environment, residents’ quality of life and aesthetics of the city,” said Kim Onrait, Executive Director, Citizen Services. “Our goal is to educate property owners of any cart violations, so they use their carts properly starting the next collection day.”
Property owners will be issued a cart tag and letter for the following cart violations:
- Overfilled cart, preventing the lid from closing
- Material beside cart or on cart lid
- Material in garbage cart not bagged
- Cart left out after pickup and/or not stored on property after collection
After receiving a tag and letter, residents are encouraged to use their carts correctly. Fines may be issued if carts continue to be misused.
- First offence: $150
- Second offence: $200
- Third and subsequent offence: $250
Notice of Violation tickets are issued to the property owner, not tenants. In extreme cases, the City may consider suspending or cancelling collection services after several fines.
Visit Regina.ca/carts to learn more or for cart placement tips.