Posted on Friday June 05, 2020

The City of Yellowknife (the City) is pleased to announce that, beginning Tuesday, June 9, 2020, the Public Drop-Off (PDO) Area at the Solid Waste Facility (SWF) will be open to the public for extended hours. City programs, services and facilities have begun to re-open and offer extended services, in line with Relaxing Phase 1 and in preparation for the pending initiation of Relaxing Phase 2, by the Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO). Full details are provided below.

Hours:      Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (summer hours). The SWF will be closed to the public on Mondays. Please note that the public will not be permitted to enter the SWF 15 minutes before closing.

Location: Residents may use the designated PDO area to dispose of waste. Signage is in place and direction will be given on-site.

Payment: Where possible the City asks residents to pay with Debit and Credit, although cash will be accepted.

What:       Recyclables, compost/organics, residential hazardous waste, household garbage, pet waste, large items and all other waste accepted at the SWF.

Capacity: SWF Staff will monitor and manage the number of people (vehicles) on-site at any given time to ensure that the Public Health Orders currently in effect in the NWT are adhered to.  

Contractors and commercial customers can access the SWF, Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to close and are encouraged to come in the morning when possible. The Construction and Demolition landfill will be off-limits to contractors and commercial customers during the weekends and all patrons will be directed to the PDO area. Salvaging will not be permitted at this time.

The City would like to thank residents for their patience while the City works to tackle waste management during these challenging times. Please continue to follow simple yet effective waste management practices to assist the City in tackling the increased volumes of residential waste in Yellowknife. For information on how to do this, visit www.yellowknife.ca/garbage.

The City reminds residents that as the City’s Framework for Recovery is finalized and as programs, facilities and services begin to reopen, changes may occur with little notice. All updates will be communicated with the public, via the City webpage www.yellowknife.ca and on social media. Residents can also contact the City by emailing CustomerService@yellowknife.ca or calling 920-5600.


Hours of Operation

Winter Hours effective following the Labour Day Weekend
until prior to the Victoria Day Weekend (September to May)
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Summer Hours effective following the Victoria Day Weekend
until prior to the Labour Day Weekend (May to September)
Monday to Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Mailing Address & Phone Numbers

Yellowknife City Hall
4807 - 52 Street, P.O. Box 580, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2N4

Switchboard - (867) 920-5600
Mayor/City Administrator - (867) 920-5634
Booking Clerk - (867) 669-3457
Municipal Enforcement (MED) - (867) 920-5630
After Hours (MED) - (867) 920-2737
After Hours (Public Works) - (867) 920-5699