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Large Item Pick-up


Large Item Pick-Up that was set to take place Spring 2020, has been cancelled in order to ensure the safety of both staff and the public, and to ensure essential services are delivered during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Large Item Pick-Up

In the spring and the fall, the City of Yellowknife organizes a large item pick-up week. During this week, residents (with regular Curbside Cart collection only) can have their large items collected by the City free of charge.


Large Item Pick-Up Restrictions

NO CATEGORY I - TIPPING FEE ITEMS with applicable tipping fees will NOT be picked up such as:

  • Fridges, freezers, microwaves, dishwashers, washer/dryers, hot water tanks, cars, tires, residential construction waste, etc.

NO CATEGORY II - HAZARDOUS WASTE ITEMS will NOT be picked up such as:

  • Batteries, paints, solvents, oils, chemicals, oil tanks, animal waste, small engines/motors, propane tanks, motor bikes, etc.

NO CATEGORY III - RECYCLABLE ITEMS will NOT be picked up such as:

  • Cardboard, glass, newspaper, grass clippings, yard waste, brush, etc.
  • E-waste items such as computers, TV's, printers, etc.

THINGS WE PICK-UP include items such as:

  • Bulky items such as couches, beds, furniture, bicycles, and barbeques (no propane tanks).

If you have any questions, please call 766-5511.

Large Item Pick-Up Areas

Large Item Pick-Up Form

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 Administrator - (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