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Waste Collection

The Town of Gull Lake contracts its residential waste and recycling pickup to Advanced Waste Solutions.  The Town receives biweekly alley collection of waste (Grey Tote) and recycling (Blue Tote).  The Waste and Recycle Totes are picked up on alternating weeks.

** See our Garbage and Recycling Pickup Calendar.  

RESIDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION

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Waste & Recycling Frequently Asked Questions

What can I put in my Recycling Tote:

Recyclables should be placed in your BLUE tote clean and dry and unbagged.

  • Loose Paper and Flattened Cardboard
  • Plastics #1- #5 (Look for label on item)
  • Aluminum and Metal Food Cans and tins
  • Clean Aluminum Foil and Foil Containers
  • Refundable Beverage Containers
  • Remember: “WHEN IN DOUBT, LEAVE IT OUT”

What can I put in my Waste Tote:

Bagged household garbage only goes in your CHARCOAL waste tote.

What cannot go in my Totes?

  • Heavy Materials (Cement, rocks, bricks)
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Dangerous Goods
  • Bio-Waste

What if my tote is in the wrong place?

You will be provided with detailed instructions on proper placement of your tote. In the event that your tote is not in the correct location, we will leave you a note to help you correct the problem. Please remember that there must be enough room around your tote for our trucks robotic arm to lift and empty your tote.

What if my cart doesn’t get emptied?

Here are some reasons why your cart wasn’t emptied:

  1. Your cart was not out by 7am
  2. There was not enough space around your tote for collection
  3. Your tote lid was not closed all the way.

Please call the Town office (306)672-3361  if your tote was not emptied and none of the above applied to you.

Why do I have to roll my tote to one side of the alley?

Having pick up service on one side of the alley allows for our drivers to complete all pick-ups efficiently, and fit properly through all of the Town’s narrow alleys. One sided pick up will reduce the amount of times our big truck goes up and down the alleys, and save on pick-up time and alley maintenance.

The first month of service from AWS, there will be clean markings in the alley of where to place your tote.

What do I do if my garbage tote or recycling tote fills up before pick up day?

If you have excess garbage or recycling it is best to store it in a safe, dry space until your tote is emptied or consider taking it right to the landfill. Remember, your tote will not be picked if it is overflowing, the lid must be closed completely and any bags left beside your tote will not be picked.

If you are finding you continuously have excess waste and recycling, you can sign up for extra totes by calling 306-672-3064 *extra totes will cost $10/month for a minimum of months.

What if I am away on pick-up day?

Ask a neighbour, friend or family member if they can roll your tote out for pick up, and return it to its location after it is emptied.

What if I don’t have garbage or recycling for collection day?

If your tote is empty, do not roll it out for collection J

What if my tote is damaged, or vandalised?

Please report damages or vandalism to the Town Office: 306-672-3361

To avoid damages and vandalism always store your tote in a safe and secure spot close to your garage or house. Remember to roll your tote to its storage location as soon as you can after it has been emptied.

What if collection day is a statutory holiday? Do I still put out my cart?

If collection day falls on a holiday, an alternative pick up day will be arranged. Please see the town website, or call the Town Office to find the Collection day schedule.

TOWN DISPOSAL SITE LOCATION

The Gull Lake Landfill is located 2.4 km east of Gull Lake on SK-631 S and turn 2.2 km S.

TOWN DISPOSAL SITE, hours of operations:

Wednesday 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday:  1:00pm to 4:00pm

Town of Gull Lake

Landfill Fees

Effective October 1, 2015

  • Resident: Refuse originating from within the limits of the Town of Gull Lake
  • Non-Resident: Refuse originating from outside the Town of Gull Lake
Fees: Residents Non-residents
1 Ton & Under

(pickup trucks, single axle trailers)

$10.00 $20.00
Over 1 Ton – 3 Ton

(grain trucks, tandem axle trailers, end dump trailers)

$150.00 $300.00
Tandem & Over $300.00 $600.00
Appliances Containing Refrigerant (Freon) $40.00/ appliance $40.00/ appliance
Shingles $150.00 per house $300.00 per house

Waste must be sorted & designated area must be utilized (metal, clean wood, waste).

Leaves and garden refuse must be in clear bags, deposited in designated area and removed from bags – NO CHARGE. Trees, branches and clean, unpainted, untreated wood  – NO CHARGE.

The following materials will NOT be accepted at the Landfill:  Grain bags, hazardous materials, contaminated soils, asbestos, animal carcasses, grain, straw, oil, oil filters, oil jugs, vehicle batteries, propane tanks, fuel tanks, wire, chemical containers, electronics, paint or tires.

Demolition material accepted only with prior Council approval (excluding shingles).

Access outside of normal operating hours: $40.00 Access Fee + Applicable Landfill Fee

NO CHARGING – loads must be paid prior to unloading

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