Solid Waste

Solid Waste Pickup

The City of Portage la Prairie operates a 5-day solid waste collection cycle. Schedules may be viewed on our Waste Collection Page, obtained at City Hall, or by telephoning the Operations Department at 204-239-8346. Garbage collection is on the front street year round. It is advised that you put your garbage out prior to 7:00 a.m. on your collection day. There is a two bag/can limit on the amount of solid waste that will be picked up from the curb each collection day. Anything over that amount must have a Solid Waste Collection Tag affixed. These tags can be purchased from all corner stores (except 7-11), all grocery stores, MCC, City Hall and the Operations Department.


For information on recycling, visit the Portage & District Recycling website at Portage & District Recycling is a fully operational household hazardous waste depot.  The items listed below will be accepted at Portage & District Recycling (700 Phillips St.), Monday – Friday,  7:00 am – 3:30 pm. We ask that residents DO NOT put these items on curbside for pick-up.

  • Paint cans and Aerosol Paint
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Pesticides
  • Aerosol Cans (Hair Spray/Lysol cans/Febreze)
  • Corrosive Liquids (Bleach/Drano)
  • Oxidizing Liquids
  • Compressed Gas (Propane Tanks)
  • Adhesives
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Toxic Liquids (Lidocane Chloride)

View the Recycling and Waste Reduction Guide to learn more about the City of Portage la Prairie’s curbside recycling program. The City of Portage has partnered with Recycle Everywhere to provide convenient recycling bins in the community for away-from-home beverage container recycling.

Portage la Prairie Regional Landfill

Residents may deliver waste to the Portage la Prairie Regional Landfill site located 12 km north of the City on PR 240 and 15 km east on PR 227. Tipping Fees apply to all City Residents and all Commercial Users within the RM of Portage. Follow the link more information: Portage la Prairie Regional Landfill

Tree Disposal Site (Burn Site)

The Tree Disposal Site is located behind the Water Pollution Control Facility, east of River Road (PR 240), where only trees and tree trimmings may be disposed of. The site is open 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, 7 days per week. The tree disposal site is for use by City of Portage la Prairie residents only and not for commercial use. Only tree trimmings less than 2 meters long will be accepted. Disposal of anything other than trees (garbage, engineered wood, pressboard, metal, septic tank effluent, waste oil, etc) is strictly prohibited. To report illegal disposal of non-tree waste, contact by-law enforcement at 204-239-8326.

Compost Site

The City of Portage la Prairie operates a compost site at the corner of 4th Avenue N.W. and 15th Street N.W. The site accepts all organic yard and garden waste (no tree trimmings, no animal waste). The site is open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. To keep the compost site free of garbage please remove your compostable waste from plastic bags and place unwanted bags in the garbage container. Finished compost is available for use annually.