Solid Waste Management
Environmental Services Department
Tel: (306) 828-2470
Fax: (306) 786-6880
In accordance with Municipal Waste Regulations defined by
Saskatchewan Environment, this department manages the collection and disposal of
solid wastes and recycling programs for the City of Yorkton. These activities
are coordinated with a solid waste collection contractor and the landfill operations contractor.
Solid waste collection services are provided on a weekly basis with all waste
transported to our Municipal Landfill located approximately two miles northeast
of the city on Highway #9 North. Landfill operations include
site access and fee collection, developing waste cells, compacting waste and
finally covering the waste to protect it from the environment. The landfill is
operated six days per week with a seasonal schedule to facilitate operations and
for safety reasons.
Many recycling programs have been developed in coordination with Sarcan and
other organizations in an effort to reduce the volume of solid waste disposed of in our sanitary landfill.