Special Events

We offer several special events focused on solid waste management and initiatives. The events are in place to educate and encourage correct disposal of different types of wastes. Events range from hazardous waste disposal, to cleaning up the community and more. Watch for all of these events on our Community Calendar

Spring Clean Up Week

Spring Clean Up Week is May 6-11, 2024 and is open to anyone. Residents, businesses, non-profits and schools within the City can register to clean up parks, green spaces and City gateways/entry points.

For more information or to register, visit Shape Your City - Spring Clean Up Week.

Household hazardous waste collection day (HHW day)

Household Hazardous Waste day (HHW day) is an annual event offered to residents of Yorkton. The purpose of this event is to provide residents the opportunity to dispose of their waste safely. All you need is a driver's licence with a Yorkton address to take part.

Items accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

  • Adhesives
  • Aerosols
  • Automotive
  • Batteries
  • Cleaners
  • Cylinders
  • Corrosives
  • Fuels
  • Light bulbs & Ballasts
  • Mercury
  • Oxidizing Chemicals
  • Paint
  • Pesticides & Fertilizers
  • Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics
  • Solvents
  • Other materials (see HHW day guide)

Items not accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

  • Biological or Infectious waste
  • Compressed Gases (other than those specified as accepted)
  • Electronics
  • Explosives
  • PCB Materials
  • Radioactive materials
  • Unlabeled chemicals
  • Used tires
  • Weapons

Read the HHW Day guide for specifics on what is not accepted.

To learn more about the annual Household Hazardous Waste Day, visit our community calendar.

Repair Café

Repair Café is a community event where residents can bring broken items for repair. In 2019, we partnered with the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council to offer this event in Yorkton for the first time. Repair Cafe is scheduled every year at the end of Waste Reduction Week in Canada.

The Repair Café relies on volunteering professionals or handy persons to repair items. If you would like to volunteer for the upcoming Repair Café, contact the City of Yorkton Environmental Services department at 306-828-2470.