City of Regina Introduces Changes to the Utility Bill
The new waste charge on the Water & Waste Bill covers the complete cost of garbage, recycling, food and yard waste collection services, along with supporting educational programs and replaces the recycling charge. It aligns with the funding policy to consolidate waste services into a unified fee on the Water & Waste bill, eliminating the previous split between property taxes and the former utility bill. The amount customers are charged depends on the size of customers’ garbage cart. Residents can downsize their garbage cart to reduce the waste charge.
Responding to the need for a more user-friendly and transparent monthly bill, the City has revamped the bill design. The redesigned Water & Waste bill provides customers context of their water use, empowering residents to adopt conservation behaviours.
Water customers will see a three per cent increase on the daily base charge and a four per cent increase on the water consumption charge as per the 2024 Budget. This maintains financial sustainability and funds the renewal of the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant.
A Water & Waste Affordability Rebate is available for eligible low-income households with either seniors or persons living with a disability. Visit Regina.ca/affordability for details and to apply.