Town Services


“Please don’t throw away anything that is flammable, hot ashes, or chemicals. These items have a tendency of igniting the refuse load in a BFI rear loader. Ashes can be put out for regular garbage collection but must be fully cooled and in tightly sealed plastic bags.”

Within Oakville

Garbage is picked up in town every Tuesday with recycling pickup being every other week. Download the schedule or see the community calendar for exact dates.

Outside Oakville

Contact the Municipal Office, 204-857-3821, to see if your area is eligible for curb-side waste collection.


Located at 26095 on PR# 227 (between PR# 240 and PR# 430).


  • Unsecured load charge of $25 apply to anyone showing up without proper securing to prevent loss en-route
  • Tipping fees paid by RM for all residents


  • Summer (Apr. 1 – Oct. 31): Tues to Sat 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Winter (Nov. 1 – Mar. 31): Tues to Sat 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • CLOSED all statutory holidays

Manager: Robert Pohl
Phone: 204-871-4549


Recycling pick-up in town is every other week. The day may be different depending on the week. Download the schedule or see the community calendar for exact dates. For RM residents living outside of Oakville, recyclable materials can be dropped at Portage & District Recycling.

700 Phillips Street

Phone: 204-856-5520

Manitoba Hydro

We monitor and respond to emails Monday to Friday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. excluding statutory holidays.

Report Power Outage

Report Street Light Outage


Call us 24/7 to report electric or natural gas emergencies (downed/arcing lines, leaking gas)

Toll-free 1-888-624-9376


RM of Portage la Prairie

Info for Residents

Local Notices

Download the RM app to be kept up-to-date

Utility Operations (RM of Portage la Prairie)

Municipal Services and Utilities


Reg Shostal
Phone: 204-857-4439


Full info HERE

After hours service or technical questions, contact the Utility Operations Supervisor, Blaine Page.

Phone: 204-267-2417 (reservoir)