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Solid Waste

The Siksika Nation Public Works Solid Waste team is made up of certified heavy equipment operators, including Class 1, and 3 drivers.

The team is dedicated to providing solid waste collection and management of domestic waste via three collection systems: community blue bins, large items, and black totes. The team is equipped with Large Garbage Trucks, Skid Steers, Back Hoes, Flat Decks, and Trailer Units to assist in all operations associated with the removal of domestic garbage and large items on the Nation.

Siksika Nation solid waste systems are based on the current Transfer Station capabilities, which is used to temporarily store debris until they are hauled to landfill for final disposal. Siksika Transfer Station is being evaluated for upgrades and this project is currently in the design phase.

Public Works has recently obtained Alberta Recycling Management Authority certification and it is in the process of developing recycling protocols for mattresses, electronics, metal, construction materials, oil, and others.

Please note that Siksika Public Works Solid Waste team and its Transfer Station are only equipped to manage domestic waste. Industrial and commercial solid waste generators must contact the Public Works to arrange for appropriate solid waste management at an applicable cost.

Scroll down to the services provided section to find further details of each service that is provided to Nation members.

If you need to place an emergency service request, please click here.

Alternatively, you can also request for service by calling (403) 734-4388 Monday to Friday 8am – 4:30pm, or (403)734-3815 for after hours or weekend service.

Services Provided

What we do to help Nation members

Solid Waste Collection

In order to provide Nation members with the best service possible, even in situation where Public Works Solid Waste is compromised, Nation member are required to contain all solid waste in garbage bags.

If domestic waste is not properly bagged in situations where equipment is compromised and not available, staff will not be able to collect garbage by hand due to the extreme risks associated with these practices.

Please make sure all needles are properly capped for safe disposal.

A list of items that can go and cannot go on bins and black totes is below for reference:

Solid Waste Collection

What happens to items that are not allowed on bins and black totes?

Please drop these items off at the Waste Transfer Station for proper handling and disposal.

If you are an elder and/or a person with mobility issues and need assistance with collection or drop-off, please contact Siksika at (403) 734-4388 Monday to Friday from to 8am – 4:30pm, to schedule a pickup time for these items.

Domestic Black Tote collection schedule is as follows:

  • Mondays: Maps 1, and 2
  • Tuesdays: Maps 3, and 4
  • Thursdays: Maps 1, and 2
  • Fridays: Maps 3, and 4
  • Please ensure your animals are tied up before crews arrive for collection.
  • Please ensure your tote is placed out by the road with easy access for crews to collect.
  • Please ensure garbage is bagged placed inside the tote with the lid completely closed.
  • Please do not place any prohibited materials, and hazardous waste inside the totes. You can refer to the refer to the clack cart user guide for reference or the educational material section of this website.
  • New tote requests can be submitted to Public Works reception.

Community Blue Bin collection schedule is as follows:

  • Mondays: Maps 5, 6, and 3 (commercial entities, i.e., Admin area, schools,)
  • Tuesdays: Maps 7, 8, and 9.
  • Thursdays: Maps 10, 11, and 12.
  • Fridays: Repick high volumes & commercial sites i.e., Petro, Admin Buildings etc.

Recycle programs will be implanted in with the large item work orders to include:

  • Paints, Petroleum etc.
  • Mattresses (must be dry).
  • Metals, and tires etc.
  • Electronics etc.

Call in to create work order for large item pick up. Please make sure the piles are clearly marked with access for trucks to pick up the items.

Please ensure your animals are tied up before crews arrive for all operations.

If you have an emergency request for waste collection, please click here.

If you have an after-hour or weekend emergency, please contact Public Safety at (403) 734-3815.
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