The City of Saskatoon’s two compost depots will be opening for the season on April 11 (weather permitting). Residents of Saskatoon are encouraged to reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill by bringing their leaves and grass to one of the depots for composting.
West – Highway 7 Compost Depot, located at the junction of Highway 7 and 11th Street West. Open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. *Vehicles will not be admitted after 5:50 p.m.
East – Highway 5 Compost Depot, located off Highway 5 via the junction of Highway 41 and Zimmerman Road, east of Sundown Storage Solutions. Open Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday to Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The East depot is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. *Vehicles will not be admitted after 4:50 p.m. (6:50 on Thursdays).
The depots are free for residents of Saskatoon. Commercial haulers are required to purchase and display a seasonal permit to access the compost depots. The registration fee for 2016 is $200 per business for the first vehicle and $50 for each additional vehicle. Purchase commercial permits at saskatoonenvirostore.ca.
Food waste will not be accepted for drop off at the compost depots; however, residents may subscribe for a Green Cart for convenient front-street collection of food and yard waste every two weeks. Visit saskatoon.ca/greencarts to subscribe by May 15; collection for homes subscribed by April 15 begins the week of May 2. Learn how to compost food and yard waste in your own yard at saskatoon.ca/homecomposting.
Refer to Compost Depot Service Alerts for timely updates on unplanned compost depot closures, and follow @YXEServiceAlert on Twitter. If you have any questions about the Compost Depots, please contact the Customer Service Centre at 306-975-2486.