Recycling and Composting
Meadow Lake Recycling Program
As of October 22, 2012, a new Waste Collection Bylaw is in effect. Please view the changes in the new bylaw. One important change to be noted is cardboard shall not to be placed in commercial waste containers.
Effective January 1, 2013, the Recycling Program will be in place for all residential users, as indicated in the new Waste Collection Bylaw. The fee will be included in the quarterly utility billing. Residences will have received their BLUE RECYCLING CART by the last week in December. Each cart will have an information pamphlet attached explaining what items can be placed in the bin, as well as each lid of the cart shows allowed items. Please read this pamphlet carefully and PLEASE DO NOT place regular garbage in your blue recycling cart.
The CALENDAR below illustrates which weeks are regular garbage pickup and which weeks are recycle pickup; BLUE week, BLUE cart. For more detailed information on the Recycling Program, please open the RECYCLING PROGRAM PAMPHLET.
Once the recyclable items leave Meadow Lake, they are delivered to a sorting facility in Saskatoon. The video below illustrates the sorting process and end results. "Thank You" to Lamon Disposal for providing the video link.
The City of Meadow Lake is taking a serious look into recycling options for the community. Please click on the following link for current recycling options for items that cannot be placed in the blue recycle bins.
The City of Meadow Lake has developed (in 2010) a compost facility for the residents of the City of Meadow Lake. The compost facility is located at the very end of 9th Avenue East. Materials accepted are leaves, branches, grass & garden vegetation. No other materials are accepted at this time. All items are to be sorted at the compost facility (Leaves / Branches / Grass & Garden). Residential compost bins are also available from the city for a cost of $30.00. Please click on the following link for further composting information.