Residential Garbage Collection

The City of Regina is committed to environmental sustainability and is working toward reducing our collective waste. City Council set waste diversion targets to reduce residential waste by 40 per cent by 2015 and by 65 per cent by 2020.

Switching our shared back alley garbage containers to individual rollout carts is one of the first steps in our new waste plan for a greener Regina. Curbside recycling for single-family residences (up to and including homes with four units) will start in 2013 and for multi-family residences in 2015. Once recycling is available, recyclables cannot go in residential garbage carts.  

Material not accepted for residential garbage pick-up

Do not throw the following material in with your regular household garbage:

  • hot coals and ashes
  • any large items that interfere with lid closure
  • building materials, such as bricks, lumber and concrete
  • tree limbs
  • sod, soil and dirt
  • dead animals or animal parts
  • flammable substances
  • household hazardous waste, such as solvents and paint
  • automobile parts
  • batteries
  • fences, gates or similar structures
  • grease, oil, propane tanks
  • unbagged grass clippings
  • tires
  • large furniture or major appliances 

Tie clippings from shrubs and trees in bundles. Bag or wrap waste such as grass clippings, leaves, sawdust and animal waste.

For ways to dispose of the unacceptable items, please visit or SARCAN recycling. In 2015, the City will have a Household Hazardous Waste Program. 

The weekly limit for properties with front street manual collection is 8 bags or 23 kilograms per household.