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COVID-19 Response

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off DaysThe event scheduled for Sunday, April 5 has been cancelled. If your HHW material must be dealt with urgently, and if your situation permits, we encourage you to consult the Waste Wizard to find other means of safe disposal for this material. If you intend on dropping off materials at businesses that accept HHW, please contact them first to ensure they are open and in a position to accept them.

Landfill - Beginning Monday, March 23, the City will cease accepting cash transactions at the Landfill to help reduce the spread of the virus. We will continue to accept card payments, as well as direct invoicing options for those haulers who have commercial accounts with us.

Household Glass ProgramSARCAN has made the decision to close locations across Saskatchewan, meaning the Household Glass Program will be on hold until they re-open. While residential recycling collections continue, we ask that residents please try to avoid overfilling their Blue Cart/Bin and hang on to their clean and dry recyclables until their next collection day. Household glass is still accepted in the Blue Cart/Bin, however, we encourage residents to hang on to these items until SARCAN resumes operations.

Waste Collections - A core service, waste collections continue as scheduled. Many residents are now working from home, which means an increased accumulation of household waste. During this time, residents are asked to help protect the health and safety of our staff and partners and reduce the spread of the virus by following these guidelines:

  • Bag your garbage
  • Ensure accessible cart placement to avoid manual handling by the driver, and return your cart to your property after collection.
  • Do NOT overfill your carts or leave loose items on the ground
  • Do NOT place used tissues and napkins in your bin as they can become wind-blown when the lid opens during collection
  • If you’re sick: place ANY item that has come into contact with your mouth, nose or eyes into the garbage – even items that you normally place into your Blue Cart or Bin (eg. water/beverage bottles, pop cans, milk/juice cartons, etc.)
  • Don’t miss pick-up day! Your Collection Calendar is available online. Sign up for updates, get the Saskatoon Recycle & Waste app, or print your own. Please remind your neighbours if you notice their carts have not been placed out for collection.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Waste & Recycling

Collection Calendar

Don't miss pickup day! Search your home address to get your collection calendar and sign up for the reminders that work best for you.

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Waste Wizard

Find out what goes in your green, black and blue carts.

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Recycling

Loose, clean recyclable materials are collected city-wide through the curbside Blue Cart recycling service and the multi-unit residential recycling service. The same materials are accepted at the City's Recycle Depots.

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Organics (Yard & Food Waste)

We have composting programs for green waste including seasonal items, like leaves, grass and Christmas trees; and now food waste.  Residents can subscribe for Green Cart home collection or visit one of two compost depots.  

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Garbage

Use your black cart or metal waste bin for household garbage such as non-recyclable waste including Styrofoam, diapers and wipes.

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Household Hazardous Waste

Mark your calendar for the next Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day to safely dispose of your aerosol cans, batteries, light bulbs, cleaning products, paint cans and more.

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Cart Placement

Follow these easy tips for your blue, black and optional green cart. Report an illegal dumping concern online and our Environmental Protection team will follow up.

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Waste Diversion

In order to begin moving toward the 70% waste diversion target, work has begun on the development of a Waste Diversion Plan which will provide a long-term roadmap for Saskatoon’s waste management programs and recommend policies and initiatives. 

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Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping involves the unauthorized disposal of waste on public or private property.  Not only is illegal dumping harmful to our environment, it's unsightly and expensive,

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Community Programs

Find out more about recycling education and awareness programs.

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