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City to close Meadowgreen Recycling Depot effective immediately

For immediate release: April 28, 2021 - 11:11am
CY21-2090

At its Regular Business Meeting on Monday, April 26, City Council resolved that the City proceed with the permanent closure of the Meadowgreen Recycling Depot. This decision comes following the Administrations recommendation to close the site due to the inability to sustainably and effectively address the continuous public safety concerns from illegal dumping, scavenging, nuisance and criminal behaviour. The depot located at 22nd Street & Witney Avenue will be permanently closed effective immediately. 

City Council has made the right decision to close the depot,” says Lynne Lacroix, General Manager Community Services. “It supports the City’s priorities for community safety and well-being and to help build and maintain strong, vibrant communities. Our hope is that removing this depot will help mitigate some of the nuisance and/or criminal behaviour and safety issues occurring in this area that are affecting the quality of life for nearby households. 
 
The City recently reduced operating hours, installed fencing around the site, and implemented 24/7 security surveillance as a short-term solutionThe closure and partial remediation of the site is estimated at $8,000 and will be carried out immediately. 

We want to thank all the residents who have used the Meadowgreen Recycling Depot over the past 19 years with good intentions of diverting waste from the City landfill,” says Angela Gardiner, General Manager, Utilities & Environment. “We encourage them to continue these efforts by using their residential blue cart/bin and any other City or partner recycling depots, as they may need, for their excess or oversized recycling.” 

Review Meadowgreen Recycling Depot Closure report and attachments. 

A list of City and partner recycling depots throughout Saskatoon can be found at saskatoon.ca/recyclingdepots.