City council for Regina, Saskatchewan is considering a new automation system for garbage pickup.
Staff have recommended a plan to move from the current manual garbage pickup system to an automated system.
Derrick Bellows, manager of solid waste, says that if council likes the plan, a transition could take place over a one-week period some time in May or early June. About 8,500 homes would be converted to the new auto-cart collection system. Residents switching to the new carts will have a fixed garbage pickup day instead of variable day service.
Bellows points out that the change isn’t all that radical and that Saskatoon has operated a similar system for about 15 years.