Multi-family properties do not automatically receive garbage and recycling services, it is the responsibility of the property manager or owner to contract a garbage and recycling hauler. The Waste Management Bylaw requires all multi-family properties to provide waste and recycling disposal services for their tenants.
Waste Management Plan Form
As a property owner or manager, you will need to file a waste plan with the City annually. Resources have been provided to help set up a recycling program that aligns with The Waste Management Bylaw and is easy for tenants to use.
Multi-family Waste Diversion Tips
By implementing a recycling program, you can increase your diversion rate, sending less waste to the landfill. 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 an effective recycling program for your tenants.
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 material
- Decide where to store garbage and recycling bins
- Inform your tenants about your program
- Submit your information annually to the City of Regina via our website
Resources are available to inform your tenants about your recycling program, along with some helpful tips to set up or improve your program.
- Place recycling bins in a convenient area for your tenants. Access to recycling bins should be as convenient as possible. Work with your recycling hauler to find an area that is close to common areas where residents frequently travel. Place recycling bins beside garbage bins where possible.
- Keep collection area tidy. It is your responsibility to ensure the collection area remains tidy for tenants. Keeping a tidy area and displaying proper signage helps reduce contamination going into the recycling bins.
- Provide education. Give tenants an information handout, display signage throughout the complex, and offer a tour of the collection area to ensure tenants understand how to properly use the recycling bins.
- Recycle glass materials. The City has partnered with SARCAN recycling to give residents another option to recycle non-refundable glass containers to improve Regina’s waste diversion rate. Glass is a challenging material to recover from co-mingled recycling bins, as there is some breakage. Glass taken to SARCAN ensures that the containers stay intact and are recycled.
Reminder: Please rinse out jars, and metal and plastic lids can go loose in your blue cart.
Similar to contracting a garbage hauler, property owners or managers have their choice of collection companies for obtaining recycling services. It is a requirement that your recycling hauler collects at a minimum the same recyclable items as the City’s curbside recycling program. Multi-family properties cannot use the City’s recycling depots (Big Blue Bins).
Check out saskwastereduction.ca for a list of recycling haulers.
We are here to help educate your tenants! Providing consistent and visible signage throughout your building(s) helps tenants properly sort their recycling, reduce contamination and encourages waste diversion. Below are free resources and signage to download and use in your building(s).
- Recycle Here Poster (8.5x11)
- Recycle Here Poster (11x17)
- Recycling Items Poster (8.5 x 11)
- Recycling Items Poster (11x17)
Check off the items that are accepted in your recycling program.
Post the signage throughout your building(s) and on the recycling bins.
Check off the items that are accepted in your garbage and recycling bins.
Hand the letter out to your tenants.
For questions or concerns, please contact Service Regina at 306-777-7000.
To receive an annual reminder please ensure your mailing address is correct. To change your corporation mailing address:
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know which building belongs to which civic address?
This should be listed on your property tax notice. You can also contact the City of Regina Taxation & Assessment Department to find out.
My annual letter is missing properties I own or listed properties I do not own.
Property owners must update their information with Information Services Corporation (ISC) AND the City of Regina. Incomplete or outdated information may cause incorrect information sent to owners (including variations on C/O or mailing address information).
I need to update my mailing address.
Visit ISC to request a Change of Address for Service. Once the address has been changed in ISC’s corporate registry, simply send a copy of the Corporate Registry Profile Report that shows the new address for service to 1Assess@Regina.ca.
I don’t own/manage the property(ies) listed on the letter I received.
You may disregard the letter if you have updated your information with the City of Regina and ISC.
I already submitted a Waste Management Plan to the City.
We ask that you submit a plan annually to keep your information as up-to-date as possible. You may receive a letter/follow-up if you submit an incomplete plan.