Waste Bin Rentals --- Curbside Collection Programs --- Tag Guidelines --- Cart Guidelines

Waste Bin Rentals
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We provide the service of renting permanent and temporary waste or cardboard bins. Please contact the REACT Office for pricing.

1) 6 cubic yard bins with lids are available to businesses for managing their waste or cardboard on a permanent basis. The business or farm can determine how often they require the bin to be serviced to meet their needs.
2) 8 cubic yard bins do not have lids and are available to businesses and individuals on a short-term temporary basis.This is typically used for doing a large clean up, shingling, or renovation work.
3) Construction bins are available to companies or individuals doing large projects. We currently have for rent 20 yd,30 yd and 40 yd roll off containers.

Prohibited items that cannot go into the waste bins: No hazardous waste, motor oil, oil filters, oil containers, tires, pesticide containers, anti-freeze, solvents, paint cans, large appliances, and large pieces of metal. Please ensure that the bin in not overfilled and items are not sticking up past the top of the bin. This poses a hazard when the frontload trucks are tipping the bins. Drivers will not pick-up overfilled bins. If unsure of what can go into a bin, please call the office for guidance.

Curbside Garbage Collection
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Please refer to home page under Important Notices for garbage collection schedule changes due to statutory holidays or adverse weather conditions.

Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with your collection program. It is an easy and convenient way to demonstrate your commitment to recycling and protecting our environment. Your support and cooperation will assist us in diverting over 60% of household waste from the landfill.

Tag-A-Bag Program


Lanigan, Drake, Guernsey, Watrous residential and downtown, Resort Village of Manitou Beach, Plunkett


Carmel, Bruno, Muenster, Pilger, St. Benedict, Middle Lake, St. Brieux


Wakaw, Cudworth, Dana, Quill Lake, Watson, Spalding, Pleasantdale, Lac Vert


Englefeld, St. Gregor, LeRoy, Lake Lenore


Young, Colonsay, Meacham, Simpson, Viscount

In order to have your waste picked up at your residence, you must have it appropriately tagged and placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your community's scheduled day of pick up. Tags can be purchased from numerous businesses or from your Town/Village Office depending on the community you live in. You can also purchase tags from the REACT office located at 307 12th Street in Humboldt. Tags can be purchased individually, in sheets of 5, or packages of 100.

The user pay system makes garbage disposal a utility. People who create larger volumes of waste and do not recycle will pay more for collection and disposal. This encourages individuals to use the recycle system in place, which is free of charge.

Tag Guidelines
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1) One yellow tag is good for one standard 77 litre garbage bag or can. This is a standard 26" x 30" black or green garbage bag or standard 15 - 20 gallon plastic or aluminum can. If your can or bag is larger than 77 L, (ie: 121 L on wheels), you will need to place 1.5 - 2 tags on it

2) Each bag placed at the curb must have a full tag on it. If using a can, you must have one tag per 77 litre level can.If you place another full bag on top of the can, it will require a tag on that bag.

3) Maximum weight is 20 KGs or 44 lbs. Due to Worker's Compensation and Occupational Health and SafetyRegulations, this is the weight that our employees are allowed to lift at one time. If you have more weight than this, please use 2 or more bags or cans.

If your garbage is not appropriately tagged or does not follow the weight guidelines, it will not be picked up. A pink tag will be placed on bag or can notifying you why your garbage was not picked up. Our driver's will use their discretion when picking garbage that is heavy. Extremely heavy cans or bags will not be picked up. Loose garbage (ie: saw dust, motor oil, etc) is not permitted. All garbage must be bagged. Loose garbage in oversized cans will not be picked up.

Automated Curbside Program


Naicam (waste only - biweekly), LeRoy (waste only - biweekly)


Annaheim (alternating weeks waste and recycling), Humboldt (residences south of HWY 5) (alternating weeks waste and recycling)


Humboldt (residences north of HWY 5) (alternating weeks waste and recycling)

In order to have your cart picked up at your residence, you must have it placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your community's scheduled day of pick up. Please review the guidelines below:

Automated Cart Guidelines

General Guidelines for Garbage:
✓ ALL garbage must be bagged.
✓ Broken glass or sharp items should be in a puncture-proof container.
✗ Items placed beside the carts will not be picked up. Items placed on top of the carts will result in your cart not being tipped.
✓ If necessary, compostable material can be put in the waste bin, but must be bagged.
✗ Do not place tree branches in garbage carts.
✗ DO NOT OVERFILL your cart! The lid must be closed completely, or your cart will not be tipped. Tipping an overfilled cart can result in the contents falling on the street and/or a damaged cart! Replacement cost is $110.
✓ Return your cart to your property within 24 hours after collection to help protect your cart from vandalism.
✓ Place your cart on the curb by 7:00 am on your collection day.
✓ Place your cart on the street with the wheel slightly away from the curb area.
✗ For safety and liability reasons, the cart will not be tipped if it is placed on the boulevard, sidewalk, or on your property.
✓ Place the arrows on the cart lid toward the street.
✓ Ensure that there is 4' (feet) of clearance on both sides of your cart and 15' (feet) clearance above. The arms of the truck wrap around the cart and lift it. Therefore, if it is too close to a parked vehicle or other obstruction, it will not be tipped to avoid damage.
✗ Do not paint or write on cart.
✗ Do not remove cart from your residence.

Items Not Allowed In Or Near Carts:
✗ Ashes of any kind
✗ Automotive parts, oil filters, oil, etc.
✗ Reno/construction/demo material (ex. boards, roofing material, carpet, etc.)
✗ Sod, dirt, concrete
✗ Household hazardous chemicals/cleaners
✗ Dead animals

Guidelines for Recycle Carts

(Place only these materials, loose, empty, clean & dry in your recycling cart)

  • Cartons, Paperboard & Corrugated Cardboard - Flatten all cardboard boxes and box board. This includes cereal boxes, egg cartons, etc. (Please remove styrofoam and plastic wrapping from boxes and put it into the garbage. It is important to flatten boxes so bin space is not taken up.)
  • Newsprint & Magazine - All newspapers, flyers, phone books, magazines, catalogues, construction paper, brown paper bags.
  • Tin - All clean tin cans, clean aluminum pie plates or trays, clean foil and aluminum beverage cans.
  • Office Paper & Envelopes - All office paper material - white or coloured, all envelopes, shredded strip paper (must be in clear bag), etc. Please remove plastic from window envelopes. No bubble wrap in envelopes. No confetti paper.
  • Plastic Containers (#1- #7 hard plastic), Milk Jugs - Flatten or breakdown plastic when possible to help save air space in your cart. No black coloured plastics, please put these in the waste.

  • **REACT is still accepting plastic in the curbside carts because we ship blue cart recycling as single stream. However, due to unsustainable markets globally, we cannot guarantee that the plastic you put in your cart is actually recycled by the brokers we ship to**

    (Keep these items out of your recycling cart)

  • Glass, porcelain, ceramic, window, mirrors
  • Aerosol cans (hairspray, deodorant, air freshener, etc.)
  • Scrap metals (lawn mower blades, car parts, paint cans, coat hangers, etc.)
  • Appliances or electronics, printer cartridges, furnace filters
  • Renovation/construction materials (wood, laminate flooring, siding, insulation, ceiling tiles, drywall, etc.)
  • Yard waste, grass clippings, wood, ashes, dirt or tree branches
  • Light bulbs
  • Styrofoam, wrapping paper, gift bags, bows and ribbons
  • Tanglers (garden hoses, string lights, nylon rope, extension cords, etc.)
  • Household hazardous waste or oils of any kind
  • Diapers, Kleenex, paper towels
  • Biomedical waste (needles, syringes, iv tubes, human/animal waste)
  • Animal carcasses/parts
  • Clothing and footwear
  • Household garbage (food bags, garbage bags, etc.)
  • Stretchable plastics (plastic bags, shopping bags, food wrap, cellophane packaging, etc.)
  • Black coloured plastics (take out containers, disposable food containers, dark coffee cup lids)
  • Polycoat paper & cardboard containers (paper coffee cups, cardboard ice cream containers, paper soft drink cups, non-beverage aseptic containers including soups and sauces)

  • If you have an overflow of recycling, you can take your product down to the local recycle centre. Just a reminder that at the recycle centre, your product will have to be sorted out and put into the proper bin. Plastic is not accepted at the depot bins due to the recycle centres being collected as multi-stream.

    Reasons Your Cart Was Missed:

  • There must be 14 feet of overhead clearance for the arm to reach into the top of the truck. If overhanging branches are in the way, they may be unable to pick up your cart.
  • Placed backwards
  • Placed sideways
  • Lid was not completely closed
  • Vehicle parked too close after it was put out
  • Not put out on time.

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