Members of City Council and City Staff standing next to a recycling bin and the Recycle Everywhere mascot.

Do you need to know what your solid waste and recycling days are? Click on the links below for answers to all your questions.

The City of Selkirk takes pride in keeping our city clean – from the streets and boulevards to civic offices, sporting facilities, parks and playgrounds. The City also offers curb-side recycling and waste pickup, as well as a depot at the transfer station for household hazardous and electronic waste as well as used oil.

The City’s strategic plan makes environmental stewardship a priority and a two-bag garbage limit for curb-side pickup helps accomplish that.

Use the links below for quick access to:

Pickup Schedule

To use the map below select the grey search bar to enter your address. You will see your address highlighted, both the Garbage pickup and Recycling pickup for the address display below.


Garbage pickup is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, while recycling is on Tuesday and Thursday.

For both Recycling and Garbage pickup containers must be on the curb by 8 a.m. on the corresponding day of pickup.


Solid Waste and Recycling collection on holidays as usual except for New Year’s Day (when falls on a weekday), Good FridayRemembrance Day (when falls on a weekday) and Christmas Day (when falls on a weekday) where collection will occur the following scheduled route day thereafter.

Recycling Containers

Each new household will receive one blue box from the City. Blue boxes can be picked up at the Operations Department at 739 Sophia Street. Extra blue boxes may be purchased from Home Hardware or Canadian Tire.

Apartment buildings will have recycling toters.Toters can be purchased at the Operations Department at 739 Sophia Street.They are sold through the City at cost.

Recyclable Items

The following is a list of recyclable items

  • Newsprint and flyers
  • Magazines
  • Telephone directories
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Box board (cereal boxes, tissue boxes)
  • Gable top cartons (milk cartons, juice cartons)
  • Aseptic containers (juice boxes)
  • Steel food and beverage containers
  • Aluminum beverage containers
  • PET #1 plastic containers (pop bottles)
  • PP #5 plastic containers (yogurt containers)
  • #7 plastic containers (ketchup bottles)
  • HDPE #2 plastic containers (milk jugs)
  • Glass containers (jam jars, sauce jars)


All containers should be rinsed and flattened where possible.

For more information regarding what is accepted in our recycling program, choose Selkirk below.

Solid Waste Containers and Yard Waste

2 bag/can limit. Residential premises will not be allowed more that 2 cans/bags of solid waste per residence.The maximum dimensions of a standard garbage can are 50 cm x 82 cm (20″ x 32″ – 124 litres)Garbage cans  should not exceed 22 kg (50 lbs) in weight. Cans should have handles to facilitate handling.

The maximum dimensions of a plastic bag are 89 cm x 127 cm (35″ x 50″)Garbage bags should not exceed 22 kg (50 lbs) in weight.

Yard waste will be picked up year round.  Residents are permitted to put out for collection unlimited bags of yard waste per week.  Yard waste must be placed in either paper yard waste bags or transparent plastic bags having a maximum size of 89 cm x 127 cm (35″ x 50″).  Bags must not exceed 22 kg (50 lbs) in weight.

Branches must be no longer than 1 metre (3 feet) long and bundled with string.  Bundles of branches must not exceed 22 kg (50 lbs) in weight.

Exceeding two-bag limit

Surcharge stickers can be purchased for occasions when you exceed the two bag/can limit. The sticker must be applied to the extra bag or can, or city staff will not pick them up.

Excess cans/bags of waste (over the limit of 2) may be put out for collection if a surcharge sticker has been applied. If it’s an extra can, put the sticker on the outside of the bag inside the can. If it’s an extra bag, put the sticker on the outside of the bag.

Surcharge stickers can be purchased for $2.75 each at Canada Safeway, Co-op Food Store, No Frills and the Civic Office at 200 Eaton Ave.

The third and additional can/bag of waste without a sticker will not be collected.

Unacceptable material for curb-side pickup

  • construction/demolition waste
  • excavation waste
  • bulky waste
  • metallic waste
  • used tires
  • used oil
  • hazardous waste

The above materials are accepted at the Waste Transfer Station on Walker Avenue west of Hwy. 4.


In efforts to reduce the amount of organic waste going to the landfill, the City of Selkirk encourages residents to do backyard composting. Learn more about composting HERE.

City of Selkirk employees also want to do their part in reducing organic waste being landfilled. All three of the office buildings have planned their own composting ritual. Fruit and vegetable scraps, egg shells, coffee grounds and yard waste from around the municipal buildings will be composted in a pilot program starting this fall. You’ll see the compost bins in action soon if you visit any of our three municipal buildings.
The type of composter that the City is using is called the “Earth Machine”. Each Earth Machine includes a Home Composting Handbook to help get you started and information on how to maintain the compost material until it is ready for use. The end result compost is a nutrient rich “super soil” to add to gardens and lawns.

Please click on the attached pdf supplied by Earth Machine to view the Home Composting Handbook

EcoCentre (Used Oil Depot)

EcoCentre building

The Waste Transfer Station is located on Walker Avenue west of Hwy. 4. The City of Selkirk, in conjunction with the Manitoba Association for Resource Recovery Corporation (MARRC), operates an EcoCentre at the transfer station for the purpose of collecting used oil, filters, oil containers and antifreeze.

Collect used oil from your vehicle, lawn mower, farm equipment or other machinery and place it in its original container.  Do not contaminate the oil with other liquids.  Solvents, paint thinner, leaches, antifreeze, gasoline, PCB’s, household chemicals, insecticides, herbicides, pesticides, grease or water are not accepted at the EcoCentre.  EcoCentre staff can provide information on where to take contaminated oil.

For more information on the Used Oil Program click here.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) & Electronics Waste (E-Waste)

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Electronic Waste (E-waste) is now accepted year round at the City of Selkirk Solid Waste Transfer Station located at Walker Avenue west of Hwy #4.

The City has applied for and received all licencing required to operate the HHW and E-waste facility.

There will be no drop off fees for this service 

Transfer Station and Public Works staff will monitor the E-waste until they are picked up by Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA), an industry-led, not-for-profit organization that operates regulated recycling programs across Canada that ensure end-of-life electronics are handled in a safe, secure and environmentally-sound manner. EPRA has more than 2,000 authorized collection sites across Canada.

Product Care Association (PCA) will take HHW from the Transfer Station and ensure it doesn’t end up in the landfill. PCA has worked in Selkirk with the depot at 511 Robinson Avenue that was run by Responsible Electronics Recycling (RER) from its start up in  2012 until its closure in 2018 and we are happy to continue this relationship.

What HHW can be dropped off? CLICK HERE

What E-Waste can be dropped off? CLICK HERE

Car batteries can be dropped off at George’s Auto Electric at 505 Mercy Street.

Used printer ink cartridges can be dropped off at Staples at 1026 Manitoba Avenue.

Waste Transfer Station

Located at Walker Avenue west of Hwy. 4.  Phone Number:  204-481-2871.

Winter HoursNovember 1 - April 30
Monday & Tuesday8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday & SundayClosed
Thursday to Saturday8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Summer HoursMay 1 - October 31
Monday & Tuesday9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday & SundayClosed
Thursday to Saturday9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Waste Transfer station is closed for the following holidays.

New Year’s Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Louis Riel Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Thanksgiving Day and the August Civic Holiday (Terry Fox Day).

Tipping Fees


2024 RateGST AmountPST AmountTotal Amount Charged
Each bag$3.50- - $3.50
Each 1/2 ton truck$40.00- - $40.00
Each Single axle trailer$40.00- - $40.00
Each Level I ton truck$95.00- - $95.00
Each 1/2 ton truck$60.00- - $60.00
Each Single axle trailer$65.00- - $65.00
Each Double axle trailer$150.00- - $150.00
Each Level I ton truck$175.00- - $175.00
Each 1/2 ton truck$100.00- - $100.00
Each Single axle trailer$105.00- - $105.00
Each Double axle trailer$200.00- - $200.00
Each One ton truck – level box $250.00- - $250.00
Each Single axle truck – 3 ton average$350.00- - $350.00
Each Tandem axle truck – 7.5 ton average$600.00- - $600.00
Each Semi dump truck – 14 ton average$1,250.00- - $1,250.00
Each Single axle trailer$120.00- - $120.00
Each Double axle trailer$215.00- - $215.00
Each (any) appliance - with refrigeration system containing freon$25.00- - $25.00
Each (any) appliance with freon removed$5.00- - $5.00
Each – any other appliance – ie stoves, washer, dryer$5.00- - $5.00
2024 RateGST AmountPST AmountTotal Amount Charged
Commercial $0.00- - $0.00
Each tire - passenger vehicle only$0.00- - $0.00
Each tire – passenger vehicle only with rims$12.00- - $12.00
Each tire – medium truck tires and others with rims$35.00- - $35.00

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Annual Residential Spring Clean-up