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Waste and Recycling

It is important for the City of Humboldt to remain Clean and Green.  Below is a list of waste & recycling facilities - including services provided by REACT Waste Management - that City of Humbolds residents are encouraged to use.

REACT Residential Garbage Collection
REACT Waste Management
Phone: (306) 682-1955
Garbage is collected on the front streets. For r
esidents located on the south side of Highway 5, garbage is picked up weekly on Thursdays.  For residents located on the north side of Highway 5, garbage is picked up weekly on Fridays.  One REACT garbage tag is needed for every 77 litre garbage bag or can.  A sheet of 5 tags is $7.50 and a sheet of 100 tags is $140.00.  Tags can be purchased from the REACT Waste Management Office (307 12th Street) or at the following businesses:
  • Co-op Stores
  • Sobeys
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • 7-11
  • Extra Foods Gas Bar
  • Thrifty Market 
  • Pharmasave
  • Canadian Tire

Back Yard Pick Up Compost Collection Program
City of Humboldt - Community & Leisure Services Department
Phone: (306) 682-2597
Runs from May to October (weather permitting). Pick up is Monday to Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The program completes a full cycle of the community every 4 to 6 weeks.

The program WILL pick up the following:

  • Tree branches & twigs (early spring and late fall) 
  • Grass Clippings
  • Leaves & Garden Refuse

Preference is to pick up loose items, but will pick up items in clear bags.
Please ensure trees, branches and twigs are kept seperate and manageable (4-5' lenghts) and are metal-free.  For more information, please view the program brochure.

Composting Bin Rebate
City Hall
Phone: (306) 682-2525
The City of Humboldt encourages residents to compost yard and kitchen waste on their own property. The City provides a rebate to residents that purchase a composting bin for these purposes. Coupons for the Composting Rebate Program are available at City Hall and participating businesses in Humboldt. A completed coupon and a copy of the receipt of purchase is required to obtain a refund.

REACT Sanitary Landfill Site
7 km South of Humboldt on Highway 20
REACT Office
Phone: (306) 682-1955
The REACT Sanitary Landfill Site accepts any organic waste, tree branches, clean wood, motor oil, oil containers & filters at no charge.  Do not bring any hazardous materials.  The loads must be tarped or secured.  Household refused each bag or can use half a tag or pay at the gate. 

Winter Hours of Operation (Until March 31, 2021):
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday & Statutory Holidays: Closed

SARCAN Bottle Depot
SARCAN - 629 2nd St.
Phone: (306) 682-4744
Bottle return deposits on cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles, plastic milk jugs, juice containers, etc. 

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday from 9 a.m - 4 p.m.

REACT Recycling Services
4th Avenue and 13th Street South
REACT Office
Phone: (306) 682-1955
The REACT recycling program accepts paper, cardboard, tin cans, glass along with select other items.  For further information about REACT's Recycling Program, including an up-to-date list of what they accept, please visit their website at

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