Waste Disposal & Recycling
Basic garbage service includes weekly pick-up and landfill services for residents of Indian Head.
Residents of Indian Head also demonstrate their care for our environment with their ongoing participation in the Emterra Recycling initiative. Many residents also partake in personal green practices such as composting that benefit us all through reductions in the amount and cost of waste management.
For more information about Recycling and Waste Collection in the Town of Indian Head please see below or contact us with your questions.
Basic Collection Information
Garbage is picked up West of Grand Avenue on Tuesdays and East of Grand Avenue on Wednesdays. Household refuse is picked up from your curb throughout the year. The Town bylaw states that garbage must be bagged, and in a container with a lid. Your container needs to be placed at the curb before 8:00 a.m. on your collection day. Animal and infant waste must be bagged. Acceptable household garbage does not include yard waste, demolition or construction material. If liquids or residue collect in your container you may be asked to drill holes in the bottom.
Setting out your garbage
Place your garbage by the street you normally use (unless you have received other instructions) on your assigned collection day, by 8:00 am. After your garbage has been collected, remove any cans or carts off the street and back to your property. If you need more information about Sanitation and Recycling services contact us.
Hazardous and other waste
Please note that some materials, like hazardous waste, are banned from the landfill, and should not be placed inside your garbage can or in any garbage bag that is set out. Banned materials will not be collected. For more information and a list of banned materials, contact us.
Town Landfill Access
The Town is on a landfill card system, $10 and $20 landfill cards are available from the Town Office, 421 Grand Avenue. The Town landfill is open to the Town of Indian Head and R.M of Indian Head residents during the following hours, weather permitting, during the spring, summer and fall. Please make sure to tarp and tie all garbage, trees, leaves, etc. that you may be taking out to the landfill so as not to litter our countryside. The landfill is located 3 kilometers west of Indian Head on the grid road adjacent to the north entrance of Grand Avenue.
Spring and summer hours for the landfill effective April 1st - October 31st, weather and road conditions dependent, are:
Monday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Friday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Winter hours for the landfill, effective November 1st - March 31st, weather and road conditions dependent, are:
Wednesday 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The landfill is closed when the temperature is below -20 C.
Reusing & Recycling in Indian Head
The Indian Head Recycling Centre located beside the Town Shop on Water Street provides 24-hour access for dropping off paper, cardboard and clothing.
High-grade, office, and glossy paper, newsprint and cardboard (corrugated and box-board) are accepted in the designated Blue Bin. Please flatten all cardboard and boxboard. Paper should be placed in the bin loose, with the exception of shredded paper, which should be bagged.
Emterra Recycling is the company that runs our curbside Green Bin pick-up service in Indian Head. The service handles paper products, beverage containers, plastics, glass and metal. Containers must be washed.
The Town accepts appliances for scrap in the designated landfill area. Contact the Town office for more information.
Cell Phones and Rechargeable Batteries
The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation accepts all types of cell phone and old rechargeable batteries for recycling. Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion) and Small Sealed Lead (Pb).
Location: Pharmasave - 521 Grand Avenue, Phone: (306) 695-3333
Restrictions: The Corporation will not accept Sealed Lead (Pb) batteries weighing more than 2 lbs.
SARCAN Recycling collects and recycles all non-refillable, ready-to-serve beverage containers, excluding milk containers, for deposit refund. This includes metal, plastic, and glass packaging and juice boxes . For refund levels and tips on how to prepare your containers for recycling visit the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council website.
SARCAN also accepts (at no charge) specific end-of-life electronics, such as:
• vehicle audio and video systems
• home audio playback/recording systems
• desktop printers and fax machines
• portable and desktop computers
• home theatre in a box
• personal and portable playback/recording systems
• display devices (televisions and monitors)
• non-cellular telephones and answering machines
• computer peripherals
Located at: #104 Hwy. 56
Phone: (306) 695-2678
Hours: Mon-Fri: 9:00-5:00
Clothing /Textiles and Household Items
The Saskatchewan Institute on Community Living accepts clean clothing and small household items, properly bagged, at the Recycling Center on Otterloo Street
Hours: 24 hr drop-off.
For more information:
Composting / Yard Waste
The Town accepts leaves and grass clippings for composting at the Town Landfill. Please note that leaves and clippings must not be in bags, and that branches and kitchen scraps are not accepted for composting.
Contact the Town Office for more information.
Engine Oil / Filters / Containers
The Saskatchewan Association for Resource Recovery Corporation accepts used oil and filters in limited amounts for recycling, at the Town Works Shop. For larger quantities call SARRC's toll-free number for pick-up service.
Location: H&L Automotive
200 Grand Avenue, Phone: (306) 695-2248
Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00-5:00, Closed: 12:00-1:00
Household Hazardous Waste
Clean Farms Canada 1 accepts all sizes of pesticide containers for reuse or recycling. Please triple-rinse containers before dropping them off.
Locations and contact information:
- N.M. Paterson & Sons, Phone: (306) 695-3744,
- Viterra, Phone: (306) 695-2311,
- Aventis, Phone: (306) 721-4589
The Town accepts scrap metal in the designated Landfill area. Contact the Town Office for more information.
To find out about recycling other items, such as automotive batteries, fluorescent lights, furniture, agricultural plastic, prescriptions and over the counter drugs, printer cartridges, vehicles, tires, wood and trees, visit the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council website.