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*Follow this link for specific information on the City's  Green Cart Program

What is Composting?

Composting is a managed biological process that breaks down organic materials, such as food scraps, into a dark, earthy, soil-like material called compost.

Why Compost?

Reduce waste:  30 - 40% of household garbage is made up of organics that can be composted. Yellowknifers can help extend the life of the landfill by composting!

Make your garden & lawn healthy:  Compost is an excellent soil conditioner that improves microbiological activity, soil structure, and water retention. Compost acts like a sponge, helping soil retain moisture and nutrients. This reduces the amount you need to water and fertilize.

How Can You Compost?



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