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Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day to be held on May 2; Subscription Green Cart Program and weekly garbage collections begin May 3

For immediate release: Thu, 2021-04-29 08:37
UE21-2094
The City is busy with its unofficial “waste diversion season” underway, and residents are reminded of the following diversion opportunities and service changes happening in the coming days.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day

The City and GFL Environmental Inc. will host the second event of the season this Sunday, May 2 (9:00 am–3:30 pm) at the Civic Operations Centre (57 Valley Road).

Saskatoon residents are invited to drop off their HHW materials for recycling and safe disposal, including aerosols, automotive fluids, batteries, cleaners, cylinders, light bulbs, medications, yard chemicals, vaping products, and more. 
Event details, COVID-19 guidelines, and complete lists of accepted and unaccepted materials are available at saskatoon.ca/hazardouswaste.

Green Cart Program

Yard & Food Waste (Green Cart) collection will begin Monday, May 3 for residents who have subscribed to the program. Collection schedules are available at saskatoon.ca/collectioncalendar.

This is an optional subscription program that offers bi-weekly front-street collection from May 3 to November 5, available to single-family curbside households with blue and black carts.

Residents can still take advantage of the $65 Early Bird rate if they register by Friday, April 30. The City is currently processing a high volume of orders, so online registration at saskatoon.ca/greencart is encouraged. Residents should note that the timeframe for cart delivery is approximately 4 to 6 weeks from registration date.

Excess and oversized yard waste (no elm) can also be dropped off at a City Compost Depot.

Weekly Garbage Collection

The City will make its seasonal switch to weekly Garbage (Black Cart) collection on Monday, May 3 and will continue until Friday, September 30.

All garbage must be bagged before going in the cart to avoid potentially contaminated items from being wind-blown. Residents are also reminded to follow all cart placement guidelines to ensure a safe and efficient collection process.

Saskatoon Waste Wizard app

By downloading the Saskatoon Waste Wizard app, residents will have access to collections and event reminders, important service alerts, and the ability to search nearly any waste item for recycling and disposal information. The app is available on the App Store, Google Play, or at saskatoon.ca/wastewizard.