By now, everyone should have their black and blue bins, delivered to Wilkie, Scott and Landis households by Lorass Environmental Services.
The black bin is for household garbage and when you place the bin on the street for pickup by Lorass, the one main requirement is that the lid be closed. The blue bin will be used for recyclables and, again, when placed on the street, please ensure the lid is properly closed. A schedule of the pickup for household garbage and recyclables is available at the town office.
First pickup of household waste will be Tuesday, February 3.
Note that there are no changes to recyclables that can be taken to SARCAN. Remember SARCAN is a very vital part of our community and continues to accept and recycle items such as milk cartons, pop cans, bottles and electronics.
With the per capita rate increasing substantially for the Town of Wilkie to continue as part of the West Yellowhead Waste Resource Authority, town council and administration considered their options and, as explained in a public town hall meeting November 19, 2014, made the decision to move to curbside waste and recycling services for all residential properties in Wilkie, Saskatchewan. The Town of Scott and Village of Landis followed suit.
A representative from Loraas attended a second public meeting in Wilkie, held January 15, to explain their curbside pickup program and to answer questions. If anyone still has questions or needs further information, please stop in at or call the Wilkie town office, 843-2692.
Wilkie town councillor Kathy Heilman noted, “Wilkie has been a leader for a number of years in the recycling and new initiatives for waste management and the council is confident that the community will continue to take the lead in this very important venture.”