All Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) businesses within Regina city limits will soon be required to provide onsite garbage, compost and recycling collection and disposal. This webpage will be updated regularly with information intended to support businesses in achieving their waste separation goals.
Information. As of January 1, 2026, all ICI sector businesses and organizations will be required to have multi-stream waste management programs where recycling, food and yard waste and garbage are separated at the point of disposal per The Waste Management Bylaw (No. 2012-63).
Who is Affected?
The ICI waste management requirements apply to property management companies, non-profit organizations, offices, healthcare facilities*, retail stores, manufacturers, restaurants, hotels, schools*, warehouses, and others.
*Excluding provincially regulated schools and healthcare facilities.
Waste Management Bylaw Requirements
Businesses must implement a multi-stream waste collection and processing program that:
- Separates recyclables, food and yard waste, and garbage at the source.
- Ensures consistent material collection.
- Maintains adequate bins for each stream in good condition.
- Empties and processes bins appropriately.
- Provides information to employees on bin locations and accepted materials.
Waste Bin Requirements:
Bins should be conveniently located, clearly labeled, and colored as follows:
- Recycling: Blue
- Food and Yard Waste: Green
- Garbage: Black or Brown
*There will be an option available to apply to waive bin colour requirements.
Signs, Labels, and Posters:
Businesses must post clear, colored signage near bins. Signs should be visible, well-maintained, and follow color-coding. A Toolkit will be available soon, including information on the bin requirements and printable sign templates.
How can the City of Regina provide support?
The Early Adopter Incentive Program offers financial support for businesses implementing the program by January 1, 2025. The Early Adopter Incentive Program reimburses 10% of capital investment in waste bins or technologies, up to $15,000. More information about this program will be available soon.
Resources will soon be available to assist businesses in establishing a recycling program and a food and yard waste program that complies with The Waste Management Bylaw and is user-friendly. This webpage will be regularly updated to support all ICI sector businesses.
Waste Diversion Tips
By implementing a waste diversion program, you will be supporting the City's goal to divert Regina’s waste from the landfill extending the landfill life. Refer to The Waste Management Bylaw, section 37 for information on proper waste bin management and minimum collection requirements.
Below are some tips on how to provide effective recycling and composting programs.
There are five steps to follow for an effective waste diversion program:
- Decide who will provide the collection service.
- Make sure you accept the right materials (see below).
- Decide where to store garbage, recycling, and composting bins.
- Inform your tenants about your program.
- Reach out to the City of Regina for support and resources to set up or improve your diversion programs.
Recycling and Composting Haulers
Similar to contracting a garbage hauler, property or business owners have the option to select from various companies to secure recycling and food and yard waste collection services. It is a requirement that your chosen recycling and food and yard waste hauler(s) collect, at a minimum, the same recyclable and organic items as the City's curbside recycling https://www.regina.ca/home-property/recycling-garbage/recycling/#outline-blue-cart-recycling-program and compost programs https://www.regina.ca/home-property/recycling-garbage/food-yard-waste/.
Haulers in Regina, include but are not limited to:
- Local Environmental Services Saskatchewan
- Emterra Group
- Super Save Group
- Loraas Disposal
- GFL Environmental
- Environmental 360 Solutions
Make sure you check with your current hauler if they can facilitate the new services before contacting a new one.