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Fall Household Hazardous Waste Day September 15

Post Date:09/12/2018

Whitehorse – The City is hosting the Fall Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Day this Saturday, September 15th from 10am – 5pm in partnership with Yukon Government Community Services. The Fall 2017 event was the busiest HHW day the Whitehorse Waste Management Facility has seen to date. The City is preparing for a similar turn-out this fall and will have traffic control on site to help control flow for landfill users and HHW participants.

HHW materials include motor oil and their containers, solvents, gasoline, BBQ starter, anti-freeze, household cleaning products, compact fluorescent light bulbs, pesticides, aerosol cans and other containers under pressure such as bear spray and propane canisters. Commercial hazardous waste is not accepted and regular tipping fees apply for all non-HHW waste (including computers and TVs).

Key Facts:

  • HHW Day is on Saturday, September 15th from 10am – 5pm, at the Whitehorse Waste Management Facility (6 km north of downtown at Mile 919.72 Alaska Highway).
  • HHW days provide residents with free, safe disposal of household hazardous waste material
  • Residents with latex or acrylic paint can dry these materials out at home and dispose of them in their garbage. Pop the top, dry it out, throw it out.
  • HHW days do not accept commercial hazardous waste, e-waste or 45 gallon drums
  • The next HHW day will be in May 2019

“As part of our efforts to ensure that hazardous materials are disposed of properly and stay out of the landfill the City hosts HHW Days. We ask that citizens take advantage of this free drop-off for their hazardous products and not put these toxic materials in their curbside waste carts,” said Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis.

“HHW Days are the best way for residents to dispose of hazardous waste responsibly and free of cost,” said Environmental Coordinator Bryna Cable.

Links

For more information about Household Hazardous Waste Days and accepted items visit www.whitehorse.ca/hhw  

Contact:

Bryna Cable
Environmental Coordinator
City of Whitehorse 
bryna.cable@whitehorse.ca 
867-668-8312

 

HHW 2018 Fall