Serving Emma, Christopher, Anglin & McPhee Lakes; the Organized Hamlet of Elk Ridge & a portion of the Boreal Forest Region.

Garbage Pickup – Emma/Christopher/Anglin Lake

The District of Lakeland contracts their refuse collection to a private contractor. Some important things to remember:

  • Waste is collected at 7:00am on Mondays, including holidays. Bins can be on the road no earlier than 9:00am on Sundays, and must be off the road and put away by 9:00am on Tuesdays.
  • Due to wildlife concerns, especially bears, we ask that ratepayers store their waste indoors, in a locked shed, or take it to the numerous bear-proof bins throughout the District.
  • If a bin left on the road interferes with roadwork and snow removal, or waste is scattered in your yard or on the road, you may face fines outlined in the bylaw.
  • Click here to see the full location list for bear-proof waste bins.
  • Roll out carts are for household use only: food waste, food wrappers, crinkle plastic, plastic film, small non-recycle plastic containers, etc.
  • Items not permitted include: Clay, dirt, construction material, metal, clean recycle material, compost, grass, leaves, twigs, reeds, branches, hazardous waste, and appliances.
  • Your bin cannot contain more than 10% recyclable materials. Recycle material must be cleaned and placed in the bearproof recycle bins, or taken to the transfer station or Prince Albert Landfill.
  • The District faces fines from Prince Albert Landfill if we deliver contaminated recycling or waste with more than 10% recycling. Our fines are paid out of ratepayer taxes, so it is our ratepayer’s responsibility to separate their waste.
  • If you are unfamiliar with waste restrictions required by Public Health, the bylaw outlines how to dispose of things like Medical Sharps, Liquid Wastes, Electronics, Hot Ashes, Appliances, etc.
  • See our Transfer Station page to see what is permitted at Emma Lake Transfer Station.

Roll-Out Cart Infractions & Fees

Moved roll out cart left on road surface
       Minimum Fee   $20.00

Inspection of cart found following infraction(s)

  • Material in bin more than 200 lbs
  • Recycle material
  • Hazardous waste batteries, paint cans, etc

Fees for processing $50.00 per hour.

Material in bin that should be at the transfer station or recycled

  • Construction material
  • metal
  • Clay or dirt
  • Items too high for bin
  • Compost material – grass clippings, leaves, reeds, twigs etc.

Fees for processing  $50.00 per hour.

For further information please reference our Waste and Recyclable Management Bylaw No. 8-2019, click here.