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Over 55 Years of Experience

We are your waste solutions experts in Yellowknife, NT. Let us put over 55 years of experience to work for you!

Our Vision

To be the most experienced, reliable, and innovative source for waste solutions in the Northwest Territories; while championing our employees, safety, environment, and community.

Our Mission

To expand on our established 55 years in the waste collection industry by continuing to develop, deliver and focus sustainable, innovative solutions for waste diversion, landfill management, recycling, and tailored customer services while continuing to advance Indigenous relations, safety culture and uplift our employees.


Kavanaugh Bros Ltd. is a northern-owned business providing the City of Yellowknife, NT, and surrounding areas, with residential and commercial waste collection and vacuum truck sewage removal services for over 55 years.


The Kavanaugh team brings a wealth of experience in all aspects of waste management, including recycling and waste diversion tactics as well as landfill management and consultation. We are a full-service waste solution company offering clientele with excellent service and an impeccable track record.

Kavanaugh is a subsidiary of the Det’on Cho Group of Companies. Det’on Cho is an investment company dedicated to strengthening the economic self-sufficiency of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation by pursuing economic opportunities in the Northwest Territories and beyond. Learn more about the Det’on Cho Group of Companies at

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Community Involvement

Kavanaugh is a champion supporter of many community-minded and not-for-profit events in our City. As a northern owned business, we focus our donations on programs that support the youth, children, and elders of Yellowknife.
We are a proud recipient of the 2018 Yellowknife Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award. The qualifications to be nominated for this award are: provide exemplary customer service, be a supporter of the local economy and to local not-for-profit and community-minded events, as well as perform business advancements. Check out our Facebook page for more information and photos of us in the community!

Committed to Safety

Kavanaugh demands that the highest standards in health, safety and environmental protection are met by all personnel involved in day-to-day operations.
This is achieved through employee orientation, education, training, incident investigation and in-house equipment maintenance. Management and staff are prepared and held accountable to ensure that they work in a safe and secure work environment and encouraged to champion the safety program with safety bonuses that coincide with active participation and accountable performance.
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