Garbage & Recycling

Garbage & Recycling in Yellowknife


Garbage & Recycling


Garbage pick-up is scheduled once per week. The City of Yellowknife is implementing a two cart waste system for single family dwellings in residential areas throughout Yellowknife as part of the Curbside Cart Program. Black carts are used to garbage and green carts are used for organics. Click here for more information on the program. Click here for a copy of the curbside schedule.  


The municipality does not provide curb side recycling in Yellowknife. The Bottle Shop, on Old Airport Road near the airport, accepts and returns deposits paid on liquor and wine bottles, beer bottles and cans, as well as juice boxes, pop bottles and cans. Click here for more information.

The City provides recycle bins at several public locations around town. Click here to see locations and recycling information.

Go Green is another recycling option in Yellowknife where someone will come and pick up your recycling for you. Click here to see their Facebook page.