Residential Recycling Waste & Compost

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Video shared with permission from the City of Calgary.

Gateway Resources in Winkler does all our residential recycling pickups throughout the City.

Not sure what is acceptable for Blue Box Recycling? Click here for more information.

Downloadable PDFs:      2021 Calendar   Collection Map

The Solid Waste Area Management Plan (SWAMP) which serves as a regional landfill site, is located 3 miles north of PTH 14 on 428, 2 miles east and 3/4 mile north. For information with regards to fees and what you may drop off at SWAMP, please visit their website or phone 204-325-2216

Visit your local pharmacy to return medications/prescription drugs. Find the pharmacy nearest you by visiting:, or by downloading the Recyclepedia App on your device.The Health Products Stewardship Association operates programs locally through participating pharmacies to collect medications/prescription drugs.

Winkler offers curb-side trash and recycling pickup to residences; businesses may take recyclable items to Gateway Resources at 1582 Pembina Avenue W.

Trash and recycling collection occurs each week on the scheduled collection date. All trash and/or recycling must be placed at the curbside before 4:00 a.m. on the morning of collection day to ensure pick-up. Please refer to the waste and recycling links below.

If you've recently moved to Winkler and you do not have a blue box, just visit City Hall at 185 Main Street and we will be happy to give you one. If you require an additional blue box, the fee is $8.00 each.

Weekly curbside collection will take place on your garbage & recycling day and compost collection will continue year-round.

There are 3 sizes of bins available for Winkler residents that currently have compost pickup.  

The kitchen sized compost pail is 2.25 GAL with no cost for the first one.  

The outdoor medium bin is 32 GAL with a cost of $20 new or $10 used. 

The outdoor large bin is 96 GAL with a cost of $30 new or $20 if you trade in your 32 GAL bin.

All of these options are available for pick up only at City Hall.

A complete list of compostable items may be found here.

Unsure about how to compost? Click here for detailed information.

Location: Public Works Shop: 345 1st Street

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