Making the most out of Humboldt's waste and recycling programs is just one of the ways we can all keep our community clean.
Residential Garbage and Recycling Program
Through the Regional Authority of Carlton Trail (REACT), the City of Humboldt provides a cart-based waste and recycling collection, transportation and disposal program for residents.
This program supports Our Humboldt's Green and Sustainable values as well as the Government of Saskatchewan's shift to promote environmental stewardship and increased personal waste management responsibility.
All residential properties of three units or less (e.g. single-family homes, townhouses, duplexes, triplexes, small condominiums, etc.) are issued one garbage cart and one recycling cart for residential, curbside collection.
Apartments and condominiums typically have collection services from larger, stationary bins. Check with your landlord or property association to ensure you understand how garbage and recycling is managed in your building.
Should you have questions about collection services, please contact REACT at (306) 682-1955 with your name and civic address.
Should you have questions about garbage and recycling billing services, please contact the City at (306) 682-2525 with your name and civic address.
The Waste and Recycling Collection Bylaw, which governs the provision of these services in the community, is available on the Bylaws page, under Community Interest & Safety.
The Regional Authority of Carlton Trail (REACT) is a regional waste management system that provides door-to-door residential garbage and recycling collection services for Humboldt.
Residential garbage and recycling collection is bi-weekly - garbage one week, recycling the next.
Garbage and recycling pick-up is on THURSDAYS for residents who live South of Highway #5/8th Avenue.
Garbage and recycling pick-up is on FRIDAYS for residents who live North of Highway #5/8th Avenue.
More information about collection services can be found on REACT's website or contact their office at (306) 682-1955.
For inquiries about collection services on statutory holidays, please contact REACT directly (306) 682-1955 or visit their website reactsask.ca.
Garbage collection/tag a bag takes place on THURSDAY ONLY. Previously, businesses locate south of Highway 5 would be serviced on Thursdays and any businesses north of Highway 5 would be serviced on Fridays. All businesses will now receive their garbage collection services on Thursdays effect September 2017.
Humboldt's landfill site is managed by REACT and is governed by Saskatchewan Environment regulations. The landfill is located five kilometers south of Humboldt on Highway #20.
Hours of Operation
May 1 – October 31
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Closed over noon)
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Open over noon)
November 1 – April 30
Monday – Saturday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Open over noon on Saturdays only)
REACT also offers recycling services for Humboldt residents at an easy-to-access, drop-off location on 4th Avenue.
All approved recyclables, except for glass, can be placed together for recycling in the large blue bins. For a full listing of approved recyclable items, visit REACT's website or contact their office at (306) 682-1955.
**Please note grass clippings and yard waste ARE NOT to be placed in your recycling cart. Such items may be taken to the landfill's compost pile, put in a home compost area or bagged and disposed of in your garbage cart. If you are interested in composting, please note the City of Humboldt offers a home composting bin rebate.**
SARCAN Bottle Depot
Part of a province-wide network, SARCAN's Humboldt location offers glass and beverage container (e.g. cans, plastic bottles, juice containers, etc.), paint and electronic recycling services.
Located at 629 2nd Street, SARCAN is open Tuesday - Saturday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Contact their office at (306) 682-4744 for more information on acceptable items.
Did you know ... residential cart-based services have been successfully implemented in 70% of Saskatchewan cities?
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