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Landfill

Location 

The City’s Landfill is located off Valley Road, south of 11th Street.

Hours of operation

The Landfill's extended summer hours of operation will begin Monday, April 10, 2017.  Open seven days a week, the hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Open seven days a week with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
  • Winter Hours - 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Summer hours - 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Weekends are busy at the Landfill, especially after 9:30 a.m. Arrive early and avoid line-ups.

Rates and Fees

The Landfill entrance fee is $15 per vehicle per visit. Debit, cash, Visa, Mastercard and American Express are accepted. In addition to the entrance fee, the following additional charges are based upon weight or type of waste being disposed (+ $15 entry fee unless noted):

Material  Fee 

General Tipping (household or commercial waste - not requiring special handling)        

$105/tonne + $15 entry fee (loads up to 150 kg or 0.15 tonnes only pay the entrance fee)

Clean Earth Fill

* No Charge (requires pre-approval)

Special Handling            

$130/tonne - minimum charge of $275/load (+ $15 entry fee)

CFC White Goods (including but not limited to fridges, A/C's and freezers)          

$20 each plus any applicable weight fee (+ $15 entry fee)

 

Unacceptable items
  • Non-vehicle batteries, including laptop batteries
  • Cattle remains
  • Asbestos - See Asbestos Awareness
  • Railway ties
  • Compressed gases
  • Slaughterhouse waste
  • Liquids of any type including paint, solvent, fuel
  • Hazardous substances and waste
  • Dangerous goods
  • Tires
  • Explosives
  • Infectious waste
  • Radioactive materials

Clean Fill Approval

Clean Soil

The landfill accepts clean soil, also called clean fill, free of charge. There is an approval process for acceptance of clean soil at the landfill.

Clean soil cannot be mixed with:

  • Wood
  • Stumps
  • Branches
  • Concrete
  • Asphalt
  • Metal parts and pieces
  • Plastics
  • Ceramics and masonry materials
  • Rocks greater than four (4) inches in diameter
  • Refuse and garbage
  • Chemical substances that are regulated by the Provincial Ministry of Environment (these include petroleum hydrocarbons, halogenated hydrocarbons such as tetra & tri-chloroethylene, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, PCBs, heavy metals, and chlorides).

Approval Process for Clean Soil

  1. When is approval required?
    a.Soil deliveries originating from a single property that will exceed one load per day must be pre-approved.
    b.Single loads from residential sites or loads from private citizens are exempt from the process.

 

  1. If you will have less than 10 loads per day from a single site, call the Soils Engineer at 306- 975-2487 for confirmation that the soil is acceptable at the landfill.
    a. If the soil contains or has the potential to contain non-natural chemical substances, the soil must be tested to determine the concentration of that type of substance. See the application form for details.
     
  2. If you have more than 10 loads per day from a single site, complete the application form and send it to soil@saskatoon.ca for processing.
    a. All applicants will be required to have a landfill business account number that will be used to track soil deliveries.
    i.If the total soil quantity from a single source site will exceed 1000 tonnes (1600 m3), a unique project number will be required; haulers will not be able to use their business account number.
    ii. Call 306-975-2486 to request an account number.
    b. If the soil contains or has the potential to contain non-natural chemical substances, the soil must be tested to determine the concentration of that type of substance. See the application form for details.
    c. Allow a minimum of two business days for application process.
     
  3. Successful applicants will be issued tracking and disposal tickets that must be used with each load that is delivered to the landfill. Every load must report to the landfill scale.

If you have questions about the clean soil approval process, contact soil@saskatoon.ca.

Landfill staff reserve the right to refuse any soil or to impose charges if the soil is not clean

Eco Centre

If you have items for the Eco Centre at the Landfill, please let the Scale Attendant know when you enter. If your load is not properly identified, general tipping fees will apply. You can recycle:

  • Used engine oil, oil filters, oil containers and antifreeze at the Eco-Centre (limit of 500 litres) - no charge.
  • Newspapers and magazines - general tipping fees still apply.
  • Old appliances, vehicle batteries, propane tanks, and scrap metal are accepted and recycled - general tipping fees still apply.

Check out the Recycling page for more information about recycling programs in Saskatoon and try out the Waste Wizard for recycling options.

The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council online tool helps you find the best places to recycle anything from your home and workplace. Select a location and material to find out how you can recycle.

Recovery Park

Recovery Park will be a one-stop recycling and waste facility.  It will be located at the Saskatoon landfill to provide waste diversion opportunities for recyclables, hazardouse waste, food and yard waste, construction waste and others.