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Certain items have tipping fees to be disposed of at the solid waste facility. View the Fees and Charges By-law to see the fees.

Residential
RESIDENTIAL WASTE (TIPPING FEES) (Residential vehicles disposing of residential waste, not collected for compensation)

Tipping Fees

Effective as of January 1, 2021

Effective as of January 1, 2022

Effective as of January 1, 2023

Vehicle Charge for the disposal of residential waste and other waste such as yard waste and construction waste, good clean scrap wood

$15.00 per vehicle

$15.00 per vehicle

$15.00 per vehicle

Organics, Grass Clippings and Leaves

No charge

No charge

No charge

Unsecured Load (at the discretion of Gatehouse Attendant)

$67.25 additional charge

$70.00 additional charge

$72.75 additional charge

RESIDENTIAL WASTE (TIPPING FEES) * Special Waste

Tipping Fees

Effective as of January 1, 2021

Effective as of January 1, 2022Effective as of January 1, 2023

Vehicles (that are being disposed of)

$178.50 per vehicle

$185.75 per vehicle

$193.25 per vehicle

 Appliances (white goods) - With Freon

$77.25 each

 $80.25 each

 $83.50 each

 Appliances (white goods) - Without Freon

$55.00 each  $57.25 each  $59.50 each

Oil Tanks - Up to 250 gallon (must be cut

in half and empty)

$19.75 each

 $20.50 each

 $21.25 each

Oil Tanks - Larger tanks will be accepted once the commercial establishment has cleaned and cut up the tank as per the environmental guidelines with prior approval of the Senior Administrative Officer

$19.75 each + Scrap Steel tipping fee per weight $20.50 each + Scrap Steel tipping fee per weight $21.25 each + Scrap Steel tipping fee per weight

Complete Metal Drums or Barrels (must be completely empty)

$14.25 each

$14.75 each

$15.25 each

Propane Tanks - Not more than 40 lbs

 $10.00 each

 $10.50 each

$11.00 each

Propane Tanks - More than 40 lbs

 $89.50 each  $93.00 each $96.75 each

Wet Filled Lead Acid Batteries

$11.00 per battery

$11.50 per battery

$12.00 per battery

Tires (without rims) - Less than 20” inside diameter

 $14.25 per tire

 $14.75 per tire

$15.25 per tire

Tires (without rims) - Greater than 20” inside diameter up to 48” outside diameter (no mining tires)

$19.75 per tire

$20.50 per tire

$21.25 per tire

Tires (with rims) - Less than 20” inside diameter

 $19.75 per tire

 $20.50 per tire

 $21.25 per tire

Tires (with rims) - Greater than 20” inside diameter   

 Not accepted  Not accepted  Not accepted

*The fees and charges for special waste shall be charged on a Cost of Service basis rather than those set out in Part 17 in instances where the level of contamination or the state of the waste is determined by the Senior Administrative Officer to be exceptional.

Tag Fee, Garbage Receptacle Limit & Solid Waste Levy

Tag Fee, Garbage Receptacle Limit & Solid Waste Levy 

Effective as of January 1, 2021

Effective as of January 1, 2022

Effective as of January 1, 2023

Single Family Unit Solid Waste Levy

$24.25 per month per premise

$25.25 per month per premise

$26.25 per month per premise

Garbage Receptacle Limit: Garbage must be placed in the City provided garbage receptacle and the lid must close completely.

 

Commercial
COMMERCIAL RATES (for Commercial Vehicles Disposing of Solid Waste)

PROGRAM OR SERVICE (Tipping Fees)

FEE Effective as of January 1, 2021

FEE Effective as of January 1, 2022

FEE Effective as of January 1, 2023

Commercial Waste

$133.50 per tonne

$138.75 per tonne

$144.25 per tonne

Commercial Waste from outside of City boundaries and other non-specified special waste (with prior approval of Senior Administrative Officer)

$156.75 per tonne ($50 minimum) + $130/hour equipment charge with a minimum 1 hour if required

$163.00 per tonne ($50 minimum) + $130/hour equipment charge with a minimum 1 hour if required

$169.50 per tonne ($50 minimum) + $130/hour equipment charge with a minimum 1 hour if required

Mixed Loads

Charged at the highest commercial rate

Charged at the highest commercial rate

Charged at the highest commercial rate

Light Waste Loads

$15.25 minimum charge

$15.75 minimum charge

$16.50 minimum charge

Unsorted Recyclables

$80.50 per tonne

$83.75 per tonne

$87.00 per tonne

Sorted Recyclables

$37.50 per tonne

$39.00 per tonne

$40.50 per tonne

Commercial Waste *Special Waste
PROGRAM OR SERVICE (Tipping Fees)FEE Effective as of January 1, 2021FEE Effective as of January 1, 2022FEE Effective as of January 1, 2023

Cooking Grease

$37.50 per tonne

$39.00 per tonne

$40.50 per tonne

 Organics

$37.50 per tonne

$39.00 per tonne

$40.50 per tonne

Animal Remains - Small

$14.25 each

$14.75 each

$15.25 each

Animal Remains - Large

$25.50 each

$26.50 each

$27.50 each

Asbestos - Requires prior approval from Solid Waste Facility Management (minimum 24 hour notice) and compliance with Workers’ Safety & Compensation Commission requirements

$192.00 per tonne ($50.00 minimum) + $130/hour equipment charge, one hour minimum charge

$199.75 per tonne ($50.00 minimum) + $130/hour equipment charge, one hour minimum charge

$207.75 per tonne ($50.00 minimum) + $130/hour equipment charge, one hour minimum charge

Scrap Steel

$97.00 per tonne

$101.00 per tonne

$105.00 per tonne

Vehicles (that are being disposed of)

$178.50 per vehicle

$185.75 per vehicle

$193.25 per vehicle

Oversized Load

$31.00 per cubic metre

$32.25 per cubic metre

$33.50 per cubic metre

Appliances (white goods) - With Freon

$77.25 each

$80.25 each

$83.50 each

Appliances (white goods) - Without Freon

$55.00 each

$57.25 each

$59.50 each

Oil Tanks - Up to 250 gallon (must be cut in half and empty)

 $19.75 each

 $20.50

 $21.25

Oil Tanks - Larger tanks will be accepted  once the commercial establishment has cleaned and cut up the tank as per the environmental guidelines with prior approval of the Senior Administrative Officer

$19.75 each + Scrap Steel tipping fee per weight

$20.50 each + Scrap Steel tipping fee per weight

$21.25 each + Scrap Steel tipping fee per weight

Complete Metal Drums or Barrels (must be completely empty)

$14.25 each

$14.75 each

$15.25 each

Propane Tanks - Not more than 40 lbs

 $10.00 each

 $10.50 each

 $11.00 each

Propane Tanks - More than 40 lbs

$89.50 each

$93.00 each

$96.75 each

Good clean Scrap Wood (no fastenings/glues) not mixed with any other construction debris and/or garbage

$25.50 per tonne

$26.50 per tonne

$27.50 per tonne

Non-contaminated Soil – Clean fill

No charge

No charge

No charge

Wet Filled Lead Acid Batteries

$11.00 per battery

$11.50 per battery

$12.00 per battery

Tires (without rims) - Less than 20” inside diameter

 $14.25 per tire

 $14.75 per tire

 $15.25 per tire

Tires (without rims) - Greater than 20” inside diameter up to 48” outside diameter (no mining tires)  

$19.75 per tire

$20.50 per tire

$21.25 per tire

Tires (with rims) - Less than 20” inside diameter

 $19.75 per tire

 $20.50 per tire

 $21.25 per tire

Tires (with rims) - Greater than 20” inside diameter

Not accepted

Not accepted

Not accepted

Tree Branches, Stumps, Roots and Logs

 

$125.75 per tonne (minimum charge $40.00)

$130.75 per tonne (minimum charge $40.00)

$136.00 per tonne (minimum charge $40.00)

*The fees and charges for special waste shall be charged on a Cost of Service basis rather than those set out in Part 17 in instances where the level of contamination or the state of the waste is determined by the Senior Administrative Officer to be exceptional.

SOLID WASTE CONTRACTOR RATES (apply to the solid waste contractor when delivering waste to a solid waste site that has originated from multi-family unit and commercial premises in the City)

PROGRAM OR SERVICE (Tipping Fees)

Effective as of January 1, 2021

Effective as of January 1, 2022

Effective as of January 1, 2023

Multi-family Unit Premise or Commercial Premise Waste

$118.00 per tonne

$122.75 per tonne

$127.75 per tonne

Sorted Recyclables

$37.50 per tonne

$39.00 per tonne

$40.50 per tonne

 Organics

$37.50 per tonne

$39.00 per tonne

$40.50 per tonne

Supplementary Tipping Rates (applicable during any period that the weigh scale is inoperable)

PROGRAM OR SERVICE (Tipping Fees)

Effective as of January 1, 2021

Effective as of January 1, 2022

Effective as of January 1, 2023

15 yard construction bin

$123.50 per load

$128.50 per load

$133.75 per load

30 yard construction bin

$246.00 per load

$255.75 per load

$266.00 per load

Single Axle Towing Trailer

$70.75 per load

$73.50 per load

$76.50 per load

Tandem Axle Towing Trailer

$123.50 per load

$128.50 per load

$133.75 per load

Cube Van

$123.50 per load

$128.50 per load

$133.75 per load

1 Ton Truck

$123.50 per load

$128.50 per load

$133.75 per load

2 Ton Truck

$171.00 per load

$177.75 per load

$184.75 per load

3 Ton Truck

$246.00 per load

$255.75 per load

$266.00 per load

5 Ton Truck

$429.25 per load

$446.50 per load

$464.25 per load

Tandem Dump Truck

$553.75 per load

$576.00 per load

$599.00 per load

End Dump Truck

$673.25 per load

$700.25 per load

$728.25 per load

 

 

For days where some tipping fees are waived, see the Amnesty Days page.

 

Contacts

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