Starting Monday the City of Regina is moving to bi-weekly garbage pickup until March 30.
The only time during the winter when garbage will move back to weekly collection is over Christmas from Dec. 24 to Dec. 31.
Neighbourhoods are split into ‘A’ and ‘B’ sections with each section switching back and forth for bi-weekly pickup. Households in the ‘A’ sections will get their garbage picked up this week, with ‘B’ sections getting theirs picked up next week.
Mayor Michael Fougere said the day of collection will not change.
“We’re encouraging (people) to please recycle when you think about what you throw away. Think about whether it’s best to put it in the blue bin and look for recycling as opposed to the landfill, that’s important for us too,” he said.
Fougere said the decision to move to bi-weekly pick up in the winter wasn’t an easy one.
“Other communities have done this in the past and they haven’t had that much of a push back in saying ‘we don’t like it,’ so hopefully it will work, and again in March of next year we go back to weekly garbage collection,” he said.
People can sign up for phone, text or voicemail reminders about garbage pickup and can find personalized collection calendars on the city’s website.