The City of Swift Current contracts it's waste pickup to Waste Management.
In order to help residents with waste collection, the Contractor has broken down the City by area and each area has a specific day of the week in which waste is picked up. This day remains the same throughout the calendar year, with the exception of Statutory Holidays, and pickup occurs sometime between the hours of 7:00 am and 6:00 pm. The specific time of pickup may vary from week to week at your particular residence, so it is a good idea to place your garbage out the night before to ensure that your garbage is not missed. If you would like to see a map of the City, that highlights the day garbage is picked up in your area, just click on the Garbage Day Collection Map. Since your regular garbage pickup day may change if it happens to fall on a Statutory Holiday, you may wish to view and print off the Residential Holiday Waste Collection Schedule to ensure that you are reminded of these changes.
City Council, in 1994, implemented a solid waste disposal charge. The purpose of this was to avoid an increase in local taxes for this year and to make the collection and disposal of residential solid waste a self sustaining utility similar to City Light and Power.
The current charge on residents' Utility Bills is as follows:
Single Family & Duplexes $8.00
Senior Apartments $4.00
Thinking About A Garbage Stand?
Then here are a few Suggestions
- Access: The cans should be accessed from the front of the stand.
It is easier to pull the can straight out towards the collectors body.
- Size: Large enough to accommodate your garbage cans and yard waste in the summer.
- Height: The floor of the stand should be about 12Ē off the ground.
- Latches: If the stand has a door, they should be side hinges.
Latches should be operable while wearing work gloves
- Visibility: Make sure the stand is visible at all times. This ensures the garbage will be collected.
- Location: Not in the lane.
Some More Helpful Suggestions
Every working day your refuse collector picks up large volumes of waste. Please follow these suggestions to help make collection safer and easier.
- Keep It Light: Garbage bag/s or can/s should not contain refuse weighing more than 25 kg
Tree branches should be cut into 4 foot lengths and bundled for easy pickup
- Bag The Loose Stuff: Make sure all loose materials, light plastics, and bits of paper are put into bags to avoid unwanted litter blowing around your neighborhood.
Make sure to double bag cat litter, vacuum cleaner dust, sawdust or pet feces.
- Package Sharp Object: Make sure all glass, nails, and other sharp objects are placed in a puncture proof container and marked as such.
- Let It Flow: Make sure that you do not over stuff the cans. Waste should be easily removed.
- Donít Overfill: Make sure you are able to place lids securely back on the can once you have filled them. This will help prevent your lids from blowing away.
- Keep It Clean: Make sure to keep the waste collection site clean and tidy.
Winter: clear away snow and ice. Sand if necessary.
Summer: check periodically for hornet or wasp nests.
- Buying A New Can? Make sure it is a water tight, rust resistant, metal or plastic container of circular design, having a metal or plastic water tight cover and a smooth rim with rigid fixed handles.