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.
  • 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)

Please note that if your pick-up date falls on a statutory holiday, curbside pick-up will occur within the next two (2) business days of the holiday. 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 March 1, 2019, the collection fee has been increased to $12.50 per month, billed bi-monthly as per the Fees & Charges Bylaw 2019/04.

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 780-352-3321 or by email to
For billing inquiries contact Utility Clerk, Sheila Suetta at 780-352-3321 Ext. 2287 or by email to