REACT Waste Management

The REACT Waste Management District has taken over the garbage and recycling collection in the community of Watrous.  This means a change in the way your waste will be handled.  You now have access to the REACT recycle system.    All garbage collected will have to have a "REACT Tag" on it.  Here are the options available to residents in the REACT area.

Options for Home Owners

You have three options for disposing of your waste/garbage: 1. You can use the "Guidelines" which are listed below to handle your recyclables and take them to the REACT Recycle Centre closest to you.  You can compost organic waste (grass, leaves, vines, etc.) or dig this into your garden or ask your town if some sort of organic waste collection area is available to haul to.

2. You can have your garbage picked up at your residence like in the past.  You must use a tag on every garbage bag you want picked up.

3. You can haul your garbage to a REACT Waste Transfer Station or Landfill.  If you do, you can cut the tag in half and use your 1/2 tag per bag.  There will be a charge for bulk garbage taken to the landfill or transfer station.  The prices are available there or at the REACT Office.

The React Garbage Tag

Garbage tags are available from the Town Office, various local retailers, the R.M. Office or the REACT Office in packages of 100 for $ 140.00 or at local retailers in sheets for $1.50 each. 

The garbage tag is bright yellow and looks like this:



Transfer Station Hours of Operation

November 1st – March 31st
Tues 12:00 noon-4:00pm; Thurs 12:00 noon–4:00pm; Sat 10am–4:00pm

April 1st – October 31st
Tues 12:00 noon–7:00pm; Thurs 12:00 noon–7:00pm; Sat 9:00am–5:00pm

Visit the REACT website here