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Curbside Garbage (Black Cart)

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Online payment upgrade – May 2022

The City has updated its online payment system in order to maintain system security. A secure and reasonably up to date internet browser and device are now required for online transactions. Online transactions are not supported using any device or operating system older than Windows 7, Mac OS 10, Android 5, iPhone 5. Compatible web browsers include Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari.
If your device and operating system meet the requirements, please try updating your web browser.

Reporting & Decision Updates

On Monday, October 25, City Council approved the recommendation by the Administration to implement a fixed monthly rate for the curbside organics utility for January 2023 and a variable rate for the garbage (black cart) utility for 2024. The administration will proceed with developing a waste utility affordability program focusing on a transitional approach and is scheduled to report back by Q3, 2022.

 Admin Report & Attachments

The Curbside Garbage (Black Cart) service is available to all single-family households.

 What you can expect from us

  • The City provides bi-weekly collections in winter and weekly collections in summer. Check your Collection Calendar to confirm your pick-up day.

 How you can help us

Please remember to check your collection schedule and review the following information to ensure your cart is collected:

  • The cart is placed out for collection prior to 7 a.m. on your scheduled pickup day.
  • There is at least 1.2 meters (4 feet) of clearance around all sides of the cart.
  • The garbage is bagged and inside the cart, and the lid is closed.
  • No prohibited materials, hazardous waste or liquids.
  • New cart requests can be submitted once residents are living at their new address so the cart can be stored on the property immediately to avoid theft and bylaw infractions.

What goes in your black cart?

Use your black cart for normal household garbage, non-recyclable waste such as Styrofoam, diapers and wipes. Use the Waste Wizard tool below to find out what goes in your black cart.   

Rates and Fees

Residential black cart waste collection is funded through property taxes.

Payment Options for Additional Carts

We are committed to continuous improvement and making it easier for our collections customers to conduct business with us. We now accept e-Transfer auto deposits in addition to our traditional payment methods, to ensure timely processing and receipt of payments.

Payment Process:

  1. Log in to your online banking website or application and select the option to send funds via INTERAC e-Transfer.*
  2. Add the City of Saskatoon as a contact using as the email address.
  3. Enter the dollar amount you would like to send.
  4. IMPORTANT: Please include your customer name or number (as it shows on your invoice) and the invoice number in the message field. If you are paying more than one invoice, please include all relevant invoice numbers. Failure to provide this information may result in significant delays in applying your payment.
  5. The funds will be applied to your account within four business days from receipt of payment.

For more information, please email or call 306-975-2400.

*Some financial institutions may have transaction fees or minimum/maximum transaction requirements or restrictions in place.

Customer Service

Report a missed garbage collection

Request a new cart

Report Illegal Dumping

For any other questions or requests, please contact Water & Waste Operations at 306-975-2486 or email