The City of Wetaskiwin collects, diverts, and/or disposes of solid waste from local customers, and ensures all disposal operations meet the rigid safety, environmental, monitoring, recording, and reporting parameters of Federal, Provincial, and local standards.
|June 20, 2022: The colour of City-provided garbage bins is changing from blue to grey to eliminate confusion between regular garbage bins and recycling bins and align with industry standards. The colour change is currently only impacting new bins and those in need of a replacement bin. |
Not sure which route you’re on? View the Residential Waste Collection map.
Contact the Utilities & Waste department with any questions at 780.361.4453.
Garbage Subscription Options
The City of Wetaskiwin has a garbage subscription program that offers a user-pay approach to waste handling. Residents pay for waste services based on the volume of garbage they generate.
Do you have the right size garbage bin for your family’s needs? How do you know which size bin to pick?
Garbage is picked up in the City of Wetaskiwin once per week. It is important to know how much garbage you and your family accumulates in a week. Once you have that information, it is easy to choose the correct size bin. Use the chart below to choose the right size:
Weekly garbage accumulation
Garbage bin size
Up to 2 standard black garbage bags
Small bin (121 litres)
3 to 4 standard black garbage bags
Medium bin (242 litres)
5 to 6 standard black garbage bags
Large bin (363 litres)
It is important to choose the correct sized bin for your needs to ensure your bin is not packed too tightly, is not too heavy, and the lid can close properly (to prevent animals from getting into the garbage).
If you have any questions or would like to change the size of garbage bin you have at your residence, call the utilities department at 780.361.4453.
*The following rates represent the monthly charge shown on your monthly utility invoice.
2022 Rate (per month)
*View the full Waste Management Bylaw on the Bylaws page.
Please call the Utilities department at 780.361.4453 for more information or to subscribe to our residential waste services.
Waste Collection Routes
The City of Wetaskiwin is divided into four sections to maximize the efficiency of our residential waste collection routes. Collection occurs Tuesday through Friday each week (with exceptions on holidays) and is carried out by two automated residential collection trucks. Each truck collects trash from an estimated 450 bins per day and only unloads once at the end of the day.
What if my garbage pickup day lands on a civic holiday?
Waste Management Bylaw
Please visit our Bylaws page to view the most recent Waste Management Bylaw.
Waste Cart Education Campaign
Have you seen one of these stickers on your waste cart? →
To improve communication between our residents and the Waste & Recycle department, we will start leaving these stickers on your waste cart if there is an issue that needs to be resolved. Questions? Call 780.361.4427.
Residential Waste Collection Changes
In the second quarter of 2021, waste collection shifted to a 5-day schedule. This change took effect on April 12, 2021. Read the press release about this change at https://www.wetaskiwin.ca/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/254.
Please call the City of Wetaskiwin Utilities department at 780.361.4453 for more information.
The City of Wetaskiwin does not supply solid waste services to commercial properties.