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Household Hazardous Waste Days

Post Date:04/29/2019

WHITEHORSE – On May 10 and 11, Whitehorse residents can join in on the City’s biannual Spring Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Days at the Whitehorse Waste Management Facility.

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.

Key Points

  • HHW Day is on Friday, May 10th from 12pm – 5pm and Saturday, May 11th from 10am – 5pm, at the Whitehorse Waste Management Facility (6 km north of downtown at Mile 919.72 Alaska Highway).
  • 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.
  • Traffic control is being arranged for this event to reduce waits and increase safety.
  • Electronic waste is no longer accepted at the Waste Management Facility. Instead, electronic waste should be brought to Raven Recycling located at 100 Galena Road. More information on accepted materials and hours of operation is available on their website.

  

Quotes

“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 to keep these toxic materials out of their compost or garbage carts.”

Mayor Dan Curtis
City of Whitehorse

 

“Bring all your aerosol cans, household cleaning products, latex and acrylic paint, compact fluorescent light bulbs, motor oil, propane canisters to the Waste Management Facility on May 10th and 11th. HHW Days is your opportunity to responsibly dispose of household hazardous waste and start spring cleaning right. Don’t miss it!” 

Sarah Preiksaitis
Environmental Coordinator
City of Whitehorse

 

Links

For more information about HHW Day, please visit www.whitehorse.ca/hhw

 

Contact

Sarah Preiksaitis
Environmental Coordinator
City of Whitehorse
sarah.preiksaitis@whitehorse.ca
867-689-5169