Solid Waste (Garbage) Collection

Waste collection services apply to Residential Premises as defined in the Solid Waste Management Bylaw 2019/03.

Solid Waste Pick-up Schedule & Guidelines


  • Hamlets of Buck Lake and Alder Flats (Mondays)  Effective January 1, 2020, collection day has moved back to Monday. Waste will be collected on Statutory Holiday Mondays.
  • Hamlet of Westerose (Mondays)
  • Viola Beach, Beachside Estates, Woodwind Estates (Mondays)
  • Hamlet of Gwynne (Tuesdays)
  • Curilane Beach and Lakeland Estates (Tuesdays)
  • Hamlet of Mulhurst Bay (Tuesdays)
  • Hamlet of Winfield (Tuesdays)

Watch the website and Pipestone Flyer newspaper for Christmas scheduled hours.

All household waste must be:

  • Bagged & tied (plastic garbage bags, not shopping bags or cardboard boxes).
  • Contained in either a metal or plastic containers with lids, in a manner to be protected from animals and the wind
  • Each household is allowed a maximum of two (2) receptacles not to exceed 121 liters (26 gallons) capacity and a maximum of 25 kg (55 lbs) per receptacle, 
  • Placed at the curb (outside the property line) by 7:00 a.m. on garbage collection day.  County employees will not enter private property to collect garbage.
Any waste not meeting the above guidelines will not be picked up.

This pick up is for household bagged waste only and does not include items left outside the containers.  These items will not be picked up and must be taken to the nearest transfer station for disposal.

Solid Waste Collection Fees

All lots defined as Residential Premises are eligible for waste collection and will be charged a monthly collection fee. 

Effective January 1, 2020, the collection fee has been increased to $20.50 per month, billed bi-monthly as per the Fees & Charges Bylaw. The fee has increased significantly from $12.50 per month to $20.50 per month. The increased fee reflects the County’s decision to contract all residential waste collection to third party providers. As a result, the full cost of the waste collection program is being passed onto all customers receiving the service. Please note that the new fee is still considered reasonable for the service received and is comparable to neighbouring communities that offer similar waste collection services.

Accounts receivable invoices will be sent out every second month according to the utility billing schedule.   

For general inquiries (services provided or to report your garbage not picked up) contact Public Works Utilities Department 780-361-6241 or by email.
For billing inquiries contact Utility Clerk, Tessa Oberst at 780-352-3321 or by email.