You are here

Recycling Depots

Saskatoon residents can use the City’s four recycling depots for the same clean, unsorted materials accepted in the blue cart and blue bin residential recycling programs. Materials from the depots are collected regularly and taken to Cosmopolitan Industries for sorting. The sorted material is then bailed and shipped to local or world markets where it is transformed into a usable product. Additionally, local charities collect gently used clothing in bins at the four depots. 

Recycling helps our city to divert unwanted waste from ending up in landfill, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the landfill.  Recycling helps to reduce depletion of our natural resources and prevent environmental degradation.


The City’s four recycling depots are located at: 

  1. Lawson Heights – Primrose Drive by the Lawson Civic Centre
  2. University Heights – Lowe Road
  3. Lakewood – McKercher Drive by the Civic Centre
  4. Meadowgreen – Near corner of 22nd Street West and Witney Avenue

Enter an address on our Saskatoon Services and Schedules map for the nearest Recycle Depot.

Additional recycling depots are located at:

  1. Cosmopolitan Industries - 1300 block Ontario Ave.
  2. Loraas Recycle - 1902 1st Ave. North

Cosmopolitan Industries and Loraas Recycle also accept commercial recycling.

Hours of operation

Open seven days a week.

 How you can help us

  1. Your clean recyclable material can be tossed loosely into the recycle bin (no bagging except as noted below).   
  2. Place shredded paper in a clear, tied plastic bag.
  3. Remove caps from milk jugs and beverage containers, give them a quick rinse, flatten them, and they'll be ready to recycle
  4. Flatten all cardboard boxes.
  5. Depots are for residential use only (not for Commercial use).
Acceptable items
  • all paper, cardboard (flattened), and bagged shredded paper
  • plastics (look for symbol with number 1 – 7)
  • Aluminum foil, tray and tin cans
  • milk jugs and cartons
  • beverage containers
  • glass bottles and jars
  • bagged plastic bags

Unacceptable items

Hazardous materials, such as needles and propane tanks are accepted NOT in the recycling bins.  They pose a danger to staff and can impact the efficiency of the recycling process.

Electronics or Paint are NOT accepted in the recycling bins. Most of these items can be taken to SARCAN

For information on the proper disposal of miscellaneous items, such as, light bulbs, clothing, food waste, tires and microwaves, visit the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council.  

Rate and Fees

The City's Recycling Depots are funded through your property taxes. 

Customer Service

Report damage to any City property or illegally disposed waste by submitting online form or call 306-975-2486.