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recycling guides are here


The New Residential Recycling Guide has arrived!

A more comprehensive guide of what recyclable goes where is ready for all residents. Click on the above title to print out the new guide.  Copies of the guide will be available at the following locations in June:

  • City Hall Customer Service Desk
  • The Public Library Front Desk
  • Ruth Inch Memorial Pool Front Desk
  • The Multiplex and Fieldhouse Front Desks

Waste Wizard helps you figure out what goes in what bin.






Recycling helps to reduce waste, conserve expensive space in the landfill, and conserve resources like trees, fossil fuels and metals by making the used materials available for new products.

The City of Yellowknife is committed to improving its recycling programs and helping residents reduce the amount of waste that goes into the landfill. Help us reach this goal by doing your part to reduce waste in your everyday life!

Check out our Recycling Award Winners to find out about those committed to recycling.

How to Recycle in Yellowknife



Recycling Update

Recycling just got a little easier! Both White Paper and Mixed Paper can now go in the same Blue Bin Station compartment. Previously, the two types had to be separated. See Blue Bin Stations for more information on what goes in the Mixed Paper Bin.

Excluding type 6 styrofoam, the City now accepts mixed plastics (type 1 through to type 7) at the blue bin stations!

Beverage bottles and certain electronics can be recycled at the Bottle Shop thanks to the Environmental and Natural Resources Department of the Government of the Northwest Territories.