Saskatoon councillors to discuss multi-dwelling recycling plan

Saskatoon city council's Executive Committee will meet Monday to go over a plan that would implement a recycling program for multi-dwelling buildings that would start charging people for the service.

Residents could be charged $2.5 per unit per month

Saskatoon city council's Executive Committee will meet Monday to discuss a plan that would charge people for recycling services in apartments and other multi-dwelling buildings

Councillors will review a report that would have those who live in apartments and condos pay $2.50 per month for the service. 

"You know the price is quite a bit lower than what is paid in other municipalities," said  Jeff Jorgenson with the city. "And we did look at what some people are paying to private contractors. So I think we just weighed all of those," he said. 

Most houses already have blue bins through a program started two years ago. 

The city has also agreed to contract Cosmo Industries for the apartment and condo recycling program. 

"Is there any science to it? Absolutely not," said Jorgenson. "And if council decides to increase that number or change it in any other way that`ll be a decision they will have for either Monday or when the report goes to council."

If the committee accepts the plan, it will be presented to council on March 3.

Replay the Saskatoon Morning live chat below. 

Join online host Matt Kruchak from Monday to Friday between 6-8:45 a.m. on for a lively and engaging live chat. While chatting, tune into Saskatoon Morning on 94.1 FM with host Leisha Grebinski.


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.