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Yellowknife Adopt a Street logo

Individuals, families, businesses and community organizations are encouraged to adopt a street, park, trail or neighbourhood and keep it litter free all year. 

MAPS: Adopted streets and areas, as well as areas needing some extra attention (candidates), can be viewed on cityExplorer as follows:

  1. On the left hand side, click on the "I want to" button
  2. in the left menu under Operational Layers, click the box beside "Adopt-A-Street" (should be the 9th one down)
  3. adopted areas will show up in red (street) or orange (area) - anything not marked is available!

Thank you to all of our current volunteers for your valuable contribution toward keeping the city clean. See what they have to say about this program!

Your role

  • Commit for at least 1 year
  • Check your area on a regular basis, especially after spring melt, in the summer, after windy periods, before snowfall, etc.
  • Report any garbage requiring pick-up (large items, bags left for pick-up, etc.)
  • Check in with the Adopt-A-Street Coordinator as needed
  • Advise the Coordinator if you wish to discontinue participation (moving, lack of interest, etc.)

Our role

  • Process applications in a timely manner
  • Send a Thank You letter from the Mayor's Office
  • Maintain a current participant list and map of adopted areas
  • Check in with participants at least twice a year
  • Provide garbage bags and plastic gloves upon request
  • Erect an Adopt-A-Street sign in your area recognizing your participation
  • Remove garbage bags and large items upon notification from you

To register

Young girl, an Adopt-a-Street participant, smiling


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