Waste Reduction: Drop-Off Days, Special Events, Education and Resources
Send waste to a better place! Learn all about our special events such as the Household Hazardous Waste Day, Leaf and Yard Waste Depots and more! We also have information about white metal goods recycling, composting and how to sign up for presentations and workshops.
Household Hazardous Waste
Household hazardous waste are items that can be corrosive, flammable or poisonous. Knowing which products are hazardous can help you protect yourself, your family, staff and the environment. Please do not dispose of household hazardous waste in your garbage or by pouring items down the drain or stormwater sewers as it will harm the environment.
Paint and Electronics
SARCAN Recycling collects unused paint and electronics year-round. If you have unused or unwanted paint and end-of-life electronics, take them to your nearest SARCAN depot. SARCAN also accepts empty paint cans. Read more information about SARCAN’s recycling programs.
2016 Household Hazardous Waste Days
Dates and Times
Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (gates close)
Saturday, June 25, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (gates close) Saturday, October 1, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. (gates close)
The City offers Household Hazardous Waste Day in partnership with Saskatchewan Scrap Tire Corporation, Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, Saskatchewan Electronics Products Recycling Association, ReGeneration and Saskbattery.
Items will be accepted at 2425 4th Avenue at the City’s Public Works Yard (entrance is on 4th Avenue, half a block east off Albert Street).
We accept household hazardous waste (such as fertilizers, aerosols, paint and batteries). We also accept major appliances (such as fridges and stoves), rimless tires and specific electronics. We reuse, recycle and dispose of the materials in an environmentally responsible manner.
Household Hazardous Waste Day is for residents only. Commercial vehicles will not be accepted. Please be aware that if waste is not acceptable, you may bring it to the City’s Landfill for disposal. Tipping fees will apply.
Please remain in your vehicle at all times. Keep personal belongings away from items you’d like to dispose, as event staff unload your vehicle. For safety measures, no smoking on site.
All materials should be left in the original container or labelled to allow for contents to be identified. Do not mix products together.
If you bring your household waste in bags, boxes or other containers, the containers will not be returned.
Hazardous waste including:
- Adhesives – contact cement, caulking, sealer, carpet and linoleum adhesives and glue
- Aerosols – hair spray, insect repellent, lubricant spray and furniture cleaner
- Automotive – used engine oil/filters, antifreeze, carburetor cleaners, car wax, fuel and windshield cleaner
- Batteries – alkaline, lithium, Ni-CAD and nickel metal hydride
- Cleaners – oven cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, glass cleaner, spot remover and disinfectants
- Corrosives – drain cleaner, engine degreaser, battery acid and sulphuric acid
- Fire extinguisher
- Fluorescent light bulbs/tubes and compact florescent light bulbs
- Fuels – gas/diesel, kerosene and lamp oil
- Mercury – mercury and thermometers
- Oxidizers – chlorine, bleach, pool chemicals, fertilizers and hydrogen peroxide
- Paint – in original, labelled container
- Poisons – lawn herbicides, garden chemicals, rat poison and insecticides
- Propane cylinders
- Solvents – paint thinner, acetone, varsol, alcohol and benzene
Major appliances including:
- Washing machines
- Audio/visual systems
- Desktop computers, laptops and computer monitors
- Landline phones
- Desktop printers
- Fax machines
Additional reusable materials including:
- Rimless scrap tires
- Explosives or firearms (including ammunition, gunpowder, firecrackers and fireworks)
- Radioactive materials
- Microwaves or water coolers
- Unlabelled material
- Crystallized material
Instead of putting your leaves, plants, pumpkins and twigs in the garbage, bring them to the City’s Leaf and Yard Waste Depot where it will be turned into nutrient-rich compost. Gardeners, farmers, and landscapers mix this compost into existing soil to enrich the earth and stimulate healthy plant growth.
Dates, Times and Guidelines
Leaf and yard waste depots will be open Saturdays, September 24 to October 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please bring your leaf and yard waste in paper bags or bundled. We encourage the reduction of plastic bags at our depots.
*Please note Depots are open on Saturdays only*
- Michael A. Riffel Catholic High School, 5757 Rochdale Boulevard
- Thom Collegiate High School, 265 Argyle Street North
- Kinsmen Park South, Kings Road and Lakeview Avenue
- 500 Arcola Avenue, between Victoria Avenue and Winnipeg Street
- Grass clippings
- Garden waste (plant and vegetable waste)
- Bush/shrub trimmings
- Branches (not branches from elm trees) up to one inch thick and up to one metre long
- Branches from elm trees (leaves and small twigs from elm trees are allowed)
- Full trees
- Kitchen food waste
- Pet waste
Treecycle – Christmas Tree Recycling
After the holidays, drop off your natural Christmas tree at any of our Treecycle depots. Be sure your tree has no decorations or tree bag. Trees will be composted at a local farm to be turned into nutrient-rich compost.
Treecycle Depots will reopen after the holidays in 2017. More details to be announced.
o To be determined