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recycling guides


For information on how to recycle in the City of Yellowknife, please view our Residential Recycling Guide


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 your waste generation in your everyday life!

How to Recycle in Yellowknife

Recycling Update

The City is working hard to ensure our recycling program remains as effective as possible, given the current market of the recycling industry. The Recycling industry has been under stress on a global scale due to a saturated market that has had no demand for a few years now.

For more information about the current recycling market, please review the following articles:

  1. The Globe and Mail Canada: Reduce, reuse, recycle, rejected: Why Canada's recycling industry is in crisis mode;
  2. Global News: The losing economics of recycling: Canada's green industry is deep in the red
  3. Recycling Council of Ontario: Canada recycles just 9 per cent of its plastics; and
  4. Waste 360: Waste, Recycling Trends to Watch in 2020 (Part One).


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 Manager - (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