Status: Needs Improvement
The amount of material diverted from the landfill can reduce environmental impacts and extend the operating life of the current landfill.
Where are we now?
The percentage of waste being diverted from the landfill has remained relatively stable over the past three years; however, improvement is needed to meet City Council’s 2023 target of 70%.
|Diversion Rate %||15||19.6||17.3||18.4||22.7||22.5||21.0||21.8|
Source: City of Saskatoon – Environmental & Corporate Initiatives and Public Works
What are we doing?
Every resident in Saskatoon can now recycle at home with the curbside recycling program and the multi-unit residential recycling program. The City’s four Recycle Depots are also available for extra or oversized recycling.
The City hosts a series of events that offers residents a way to safely dispose of household items that are dangerous for waste collectors and can harm the environment.
What can you do?
Did You Know?
In 2016 27,864 tonnes of materials were diverted through the City’s recycling and compost programs.