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The Solid Waste Facility

The Solid Waste Facility (SWF) is located on the old Highway No. 4 in Yellowknife. You can bring garbage and other waste to the SWF for the appropriate tipping fee. See the other Garbage pages for more information on the SWF and items you can bring there.

 Residential Garbage

The City of Yellowknife uses a curbside cart program for single family houses to collect garbage.

Under the Solid Waste Management By-law, garbage can be placed at the curb after 6:00 p.m. the night before collection, or before 7:00 a.m. the morning of collection to ensure that all garbage is picked up.

For more information view the Curbside Cart Program.

To see what day of the week your curbside cart is collected, view the city wide Curbside Cart Pick-Up Schedule or the 2017 Calendar.

Should you have a problem with your garbage collection, please call (867) 669.3406 or email

 Christmas Season

The SWF will be closed to the public on December 25th, 26th, and January 1st.

Garbage collection that is regularly scheduled for Christmas Day (Dec. 25) will take place the next day (Dec. 26) and Organics collection that is regularly scheduled for New Year's Day (Jan. 1) will take place the next day (Jan. 2).

Amnesty Day at the SWF will take place on December 27th.  During this time the residential $10 tipping fee will be waived but other tipping fees will still apply.

Christmas Trees will be accepted at the SWF free of charge for the months of December and January.