Bi-weekly garbage pickup is officially happening from November to March on an annual basis.
Regina City council voted in favour of the move, despite some outcries for more service during the winter months.
Mayor Michael Fougere says while the landfill only took in 15 percent less garbage last winter, bi-weekly pickup is a much more effective way to go.
“You can cut this thing a lot of different ways, you can say it’s providing more of an opportunity for recycling again, maybe that’s the answer there, but I don’t think that factors necessarily into the decision, this is another issue related to the budget.”
Fougere says garbage will still be picked up weekly during the warmer months.
“I don’ that we could (go bi-weekly during the summer), it’s hot weather and there’s concern about the smell, and those kinds of things that could be an issue, so I don’t think that’s on the table at all, (this is) just for the winter months.”
For those who have concerns about the amount of garbage they produce, Fougere says they can try to recycle more or purchase a second garbage bin.