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Recycling

Environmental Services Department
Tel: (306) 828.2470
Fax (306) 786-6880

The City of Yorkton includes a $12 Recycling Levy on your residential utility bill.  This breaks down to $6 per month per residential household.  Of the $6 collected each month, $2 provides funding to the residential curbside collection program and the remaining $4 supports the Saskatchewan Abilities Council for processing the recyclable material collected.

Conservation is important and we can all make a difference.  Before disposing of material into the garbage, we must:

Rethink - what goes into the garbage
Reduce - consumption and waste
Reuse - everything you can
Recycle - whenever possible

The City of Yorkton has various ways in which materials can be disposed of in a convenient way.

FOR RESIDENTS:

CURBSIDE RECYCLING COLLECTION ZONES AND DROP-OFF DEPOT LOCATIONS MAP

RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROGRAM:
Curbside collection service is provided to residential dwellings.  Residents can participate in this weekly program by containing their recyclables in clear, blue bags and placing them at the curb on their scheduled collection day.  To find your collection day, please refer to the Zone Map above. 

Residents are required to purchase the clear, blue bags readily available at many local retailers.  Bags must be clear; black, orange or white garbage bags will not be picked up.  

FOUR EASY STEPS TO USING THE CURBSIDE BLUE BAG SERVICE:

  1. Rinse all glass bottles/jars, food tins/cans, milk cartons/jugs.  Flatten milk cartons, corrugated cardboard or paperboard boxes.  Cans can be flattened (optional).
  2. Place all paper products including cardboard, box board, newsprint, white paper or envelopes in one clear, blue bag.
  3. Place all other recyclable household materials (tin, glass, plastic, beverage containers) in another clear, blue bag.
  4. Put bags at curb on designated pick-up day by 8:00 am.

Accepted:  Glass bottles and jars, aluminum containers, tin cans, beverage containers, milk cartons/jugs, plastic beverage bottles, plastic bags and any household plastic with a number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 in the middle of the recycling logo, brown paper bags and tissue roll cores, corrugated cardboard and paperboard (cereal boxes), magazines and catalogues, telephone books, newspapers, flyers, junk mail and envelopes, letter quality paper, gift wrap and packing paper.  (NOTE:  All containers/tins should be rinsed prior to disposal, plastic liners or windows should be removed from boxes)

Not Accepted:  Styrofoam, plastic food or product wrap, household garbage, ceramics, window glass, light bulbs, plastic motor oil and hazarous chemical containers, unclassified plastic items such as toys, recyclables that are not properly rinsed or prepared.

Residents can also take their recyclable materials directly to one of the residential drop-off depots, at one of the locations listed below or as shown in the map above.

For further information on this program, please contact Prairie Harvest Employment Program at (306) 786-1840 or visit their website at http://phep.net/.

Recycled by:  Prairie Harvest Employment Program (306) 786-1840 and Saskatchewan Abilities Council (306)782-2463

GREEN RESIDENTIAL DROP-OFF DEPOTS:   *These multi unit bins are solely for residential recycling.
These multi-unit bins allow for 24 hour drop-off of recyclable materials for residents. Residents must first pre-sort their recyclables into three categories:

  1. paper/cardboard
  2. plastic
  3. tin

Green Residential Drop-Off Depots Locations (location map shown above):

Sarcan Recycling Centre Ball Road
Parkland Mall North Parking Lot
Gallagher Centre East Parking Lot
Prairie Harvest Church Melrose Avenue

Accepted:  Aluminum containers, tin cans, beverage containers, milk cartons, plastic beverage bottles, plastic bags and any household plastic with a number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 in the middle of the recycling logo, brown paper bags and tissue roll cores, corrugated cardboard and paperboard (cereal boxes), magazines and catalogues, telephone books, junk mail and envelopes, letter quality paper, gift wrap and packing paper.  (NOTE:  All containers/tins should be rinsed prior to disposal, plastic liners or windows should be removed from boxes and cardboard/paperboard boxes should be flattened)

Recycled By: Saskatchewan Abilities Council (306) 782-4213

FOR BUSINESSES:

Commercial Paper and Cardboard:
Location: Material can be hauled directly to Recyclability Enterprises at 180 Ball Road.  Businesses can also make arrangements to acquire a recycling bin from Ottenbreit Sanitation Services or Waste Management (see numbers below) who can provide pickup and delivery services.

Accepted:  Newspapers, colored flyers, magazines, catalogues, telephone books, letter quality paper, envelopes, paperboard (cereal boxes), paper gift wrap and packing paper, cardboard (please flatten any boxes).

Recycled By:  Saskatchewan Abilities Council (306) 782-4213, Ottenbreit Sanitation Services (306) 783-6995, Waste Management (306) 790-2025

OTHER RECYCLABLE ITEMS AND OPTIONS:

Scrap Metal:
Accepted:  Appliances (freon must be removed - Bonsal's Appliance Repair or Penguin Refrigeration), propane cylinders (valve removed), automotive batteries, brass, copper, aluminum, stainless steel, lead, radiators, heater cores, catalytic converters

Not Accepted:  Microwaves, electronics

Recycled By: Smith Steel (306) 783-6122, Highway 52 West
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Accepted:  Various metals, automotive batteries, appliances

Recycled By: Yorkton Metal (306) 783-4733, 479 Gladstone Ave N.

Aluminum Cans & Plastic Bottles:
Accepted:  Aluminum beverage cans and plastic beverage bottles purchased in Saskatchewan (please rinse and remove caps for separate recycling).  For more information please visit their website at www.sarcan.ca.

Recycled By: SARCAN, 144 Ball Road

Alcoholic Beverage Containers:
Accepted: Clean, non-chipped re-fillable glass beer bottles sold in Saskatchewan.  For more information please visit their website at www.sarcsarcan.ca.

Recycled By: SARCAN, 144 Ball Road  or  Liquor Store, 36 Broadway St E.

Plastic Bottles, Jugs, Cartons and Juice Boxes:
Accepted:  Clean plastic bottles, jugs or cartons (milk or dairy products, juice) and juice boxes sold in Saskatchewan. Plastic lids should be removed and recycled separately.  For more information please visit their website at www.sarcan.ca.

Recycled By: SARCAN, 144 Ball Road 

Electronics:
Accepted: Computers, monitors, printers, televisions, cameras, video equipment, non cellular phones, microwaves.  For more information please visit their website at www.sarcan.ca.

Recycled By: SARCAN, 144 Ball Road

          Light Bulbs:
Accepted:  Compact fluorescent light (CFL's) bulbs and four foot fluorescent light tubes may be dropped off at 180 Ball Road.  City of Yorkton residents contributing to the recycling levy on their residential utility service accounts may do so at no additional charge.

Recycled By:  Saskatchewan Abilities Council (306) 782-4213

Used Oil, Filters:
Accepted: 
Used oil, oil filters, antifreeze and antifreeze containers, and diesel exhaust fluids. Maximum of 500 litres of oil per visit, and only personal amounts of filters and oil containers accepted.  Lids must be removed from the empty pails, and bagged along with the empty containers.   Please report to the main office at 162 Ball Road before dropping off materials.  Drop off location at 180 Ball Road, in front of RecyclAbility Enterprises, just north of the Abilites Council office building.  For more information, please visit their website at http://usedoilrecyclingsk.com/recycling-centres for more information.

Recycled By: SARRC – Saskatchewan Association for Resource Recovery Corporation 1-877-645-7275 in cooperation with Saskatchewan Abilities Council Ecocentre.

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