Where is the snow storage site?
At the SW corner of Fleet Street and McDonald Street.
What are the hours of the snow storage site?
The site is typically open from November 1 to March 31, 24 hours a day.
Can anyone dump snow here?
Yes, with a valid radio frequency identification device. You can get a device by applying for a permit. Forms are available on Regina.ca/snow site. It may take up to 10 days to process your application. There is a $10 charge to get the RFID tag.
Why is there a cost to dump snow here?
City Council made a motion on August 31, 2015 to recover the cost of managing the snow brought to the City snow storage site by non-City users (snow hauling contractors, residents, businesses etc.). The snow storage site user fee will align the operations of the snow storage site with Design Regina: The Official Community Plan.
When will this fee be implemented?
The snow storage site user fee system was implemented November 1, 2016.
Who will be charged?
All non-City users that utilize the site will be charged a fee.
Can people from out of Regina dump snow here?
Yes, any truck with an active RFID tag (valid permit obtained from City Hall) will be allowed to enter the snow storage site.
Is there any Bylaw that includes information on snow storage site fee and illegal dumping of snow?
The City of Regina’s Clean Property Bylaw, No. 9881 deals with the snow storage site fee. Recent amendments to the Bylaw include changes that address the usage of the site with the implementation of the fee effective November 1, 2016. The Bylaw provides details of the fee structure as well as voluntary payments for Notice of Violation. The Clean Property Amendment Bylaw is posted on the City’s website.
Will I be able to immediately use the snow storage site after filling in an application?
Please note it may take up to 10 business days to process your application and issue your RFID tags (permit). We strongly recommend all users planning to use the snow storage site submit the ‘snow site use application form’ well in advance of winter season to avoid last minute rush or inconvenience. Please visit Regina.ca/snowsite for details about registration. You can also call 306-777-7000 with any questions about the application process and use of the site.
Will there be a truck registration or payment facility available at the snow storage site?
There will be no registration or payment facilities at the Snow Storage Site. Only trucks with valid RFID tags will be allowed to enter the snow storage site.
What is the best location to install the RFID tag?
What is the significance of different coloured RFID tags?
Different coloured tags signify the truck size/ type. Each colour represents a specific truck type. The following table provides details of the different coloured tags and corresponding truck type:
|Truck Categories||Radio Frequency Identification Device Tag Colour|
|1 ton pick-up or smaller truck without trailer||Blue|
|1 ton pick-up or smaller truck with trailer||Green|
|Tandem axle truck OR single axle truck bigger than 1 ton (without trailer)||Pink|
|Semi-trailer truck OR tandem axle truck with trailer OR single axle truck bigger than 1 ton with trailer||Yellow|
Are these tags inter-changeable?
The tags are NOT interchangeable. The tags must be used on the vehicle they were purchased for.
What should I do if the RFID tag gets damaged or if I have to replace my windshield?
However, in the event the RFID Tag is damaged, the vehicle is replaced or a windshield is replaced, it is the Applicant’s responsibility to purchase and install a new RFID Tag before entering the Snow Storage Site. New tags can be purchased from City of Regina at a cost of $10 per tag. City of Regina is not responsible for any damage to the tags during installation. The RFID tags do not have an expiry date.
Will a replacement RFID tag will have the same tag number as before?
No. Every RFID tag has a different number. Newly purchased tag will be linked to the previous data associated with the same truck on which the new tag is installed.
Can other RFID tags in the truck interfere with the RFID system?
Yes, they could. Please ensure additional RFID tags, other than the appropriate tag placed on the truck’s windshield, are not exposed to the RFID reader. Additional tags should be kept in the glove compartment in an anti-static bag to avoid unnecessary interference with the Snow Storage Site's RFID system.
My truck that has a valid RFID tag for the Snow Site is broken down. Can I use a different truck without an RFID tag to dump snow temporarily?
The system does not allow any truck without an RFID tag to enter the snow site. The RFID tags are not transferrable to different trucks. New tags can be purchased from City Hall to install on different trucks.
How will the City handle unauthorized entry to the snow storage site?
Any vehicle entering the snow site without a valid permit (RFID tag) will be considered illegal entry. Based on the data received from the surveillance cameras and/or RFID reader, the violators will be prosecuted under the Clean Property Bylaw. To avoid any penalties, please have your vehicles registered with the proper RFID tag before accessing the snow storage site.
How will the trucks with trailers charged on the snow storage site?
The trucks with trailer will move the same way as other trucks on the snow storage site. The operators who are expecting to pull trailers must purchase the appropriate RFID tag. Examples: A half-ton truck pulling a trailer should buy a tag that would charge $15 per load. Similarly, a single-axle truck or a tandem axle truck with a trailer should have a tag that would charge $35 per load (same colour tag as a semi-truck). The tag should be placed on the top right side (passenger side) as mentioned above. RFID tags are not required to be placed on the trailer.
What is the significance of the left and right arrows on the crew trailer?
The right arrow indicates that your RFID tag is valid and you can enter the site. The left arrow indicates that you do not have an RFID tag or it is invalid and you must exit the site to the left.
To avoid restrictions to the snow site access, make sure the following:
a. Purchase a proper tag for the specific size of the truck
b. Ensure the RFID tag is properly installed on the vehicle windshield
c. Ensure the tag is not damaged
d. Ensure your account with the City is in good standing to avoid access restrictions