Plastic COVID-19 Barriers
With the Government of Saskatchewan lifting public health restrictions on Sunday, July 11, please note that the plastic COVID-19 barriers being used in various business and public spaces are not accepted in the City's recycling program. While this acrylic material does fall under #7 plastics, it is not marketable; therefore it is considered garbage. Flexible plastic sheets or screens are also considered garbage.
If you choose to remove your barriers, anything larger than 2 ft x 2 ft must be taken to the landfill or reused for alternative purposes. Items placed outside of carts or bins will not be collected and are considered illegal dumping with fines starting at $500.
Thanks for putting your waste in the right place!
Saskatoon residents can use the City’s three recycling depots for the same materials accepted in the 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 the depletion of our natural resources and prevent environmental degradation.
- Lawson Heights – Primrose Drive by the Lawson Civic Centre
- University Heights – Lowe Road behind Fire Station #9
- Lakewood – McKercher Drive by the Lakewood Civic Centre
Cosmopolitan Industries and Loraas Recycle also accept commercial recycling.
Hours of operation
- 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week
- Your clean recyclable material can be tossed loosely into the recycle bin (no bagging except as noted below).
- Place shredded paper in a clear, tied plastic bag.
- Remove caps from milk jugs and beverage containers, give them a quick rinse, flatten them, and they'll be ready to recycle
- Flatten all cardboard boxes.
- Depots are for residential use only (not for Commercial use).
Rate and Fees
The City's Recycling Depots are funded through your property taxes.