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Waste Reduction and Recycling

We’re encouraging NWT residents to rethink their habits and the impact they have on the environment.

Rethink it.

The NWT is rethinking, reducing and managing waste with the following programs:

Your actions count!

On average, almost 74,000 beverage containers are returned for recycling or reuse in the NWT every day.

Since 2010, approximately 30 million single-use retail bags have been kept out of NWT landfills and off the land.

In the first year of the Electronics Recycling Program pilot project more than 10 metric tonnes of electronics were collected in 4 communities.

We’re hoping we can count on your continued support. Rethink it. Keep the NWT clean.


Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Phone: (867) 873-7654 Fax: (867) 873-0221