Residents reminded of adjusted garbage and recyling schedules during holiday season

Released: December 21, 2012 at 11:16 a.m.

WINNIPEG, MB - The City of Winnipeg is reminding residents who normally have collection on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, to please put recycling and garbage carts out one day later for the next two weeks.

Recycling and garbage cart collection on Monday, December 24 and Monday, December 31, will not change.

Recycling and garbage collectors will not be working on Tuesday, December 25 and Tuesday, January 1. This will set collection back one day.

The adjusted collection schedule for this period is as follows:

Single-family homes and multi-family apartments

Christmas Week

Regular collection dayAdjusted collection day
Monday, December 24no change
Tuesday, December 25no collection, moves to Wednesday, December 26
Wednesday, December 26moves to Thursday, December 27
Thursday, December 27moves to Friday, December 28
Friday, December 28moves to Saturday, December 29

New Year’s Week

Regular collection dayAdjusted collection day
Monday, December 31no change
Tuesday, January 1no collection, moves to Wednesday, January 2
Wednesday, January 2moves to Thursday, January 3
Thursday, January 3moves to Friday, January 4
Friday, January 4moves to Saturday, January 5
Monday, January 7regular collection schedule resumes

For more information on your recycling and garbage collection day:

For apartments with front loading collection bins
Collection will be either the day before or the day after the statutory holidays.

Brady Road Resource Management Facility (Brady Road Landfill)
The only changes to the regular hours of operation during the holidays are:

  • Tuesday, December 25 - Closed
  • Tuesday, January 1 - Closed

Let's Chip In Christmas tree recycling depots
Residents can recycle their real Christmas tree by dropping it off at any of the 11 Let's Chip In depots, open from Thursday, December 27 to Sunday, January 20. Please remove all tinsel, decorations, plastic bags, and tree stands. Free wood chips will be available at all Let's Chip In depots in early January (while quantities last). Please bring your own container.

Residents are reminded that trees placed beside recycling or garbage carts will not be collected.

To find a Let's Chip In depot near you, visit or contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at

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