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Recycling Changes in Response to COVID-19

Post Date:03/24/2020 4:12 PM

WHITEHORSE – The City of Whitehorse is asking its residents to hang onto their recyclables for the time being, following decisions by both Raven Recycling and P&M Recycling to temporarily suspend their operations. 

The City knows that many Whitehorse residents are strongly committed to the environmental benefits of recycling. If you’re able to do so, either in your house, garage or shed, the City encourages you to store your recyclables until they can once more be locally processed.

If residents are unable to store their recyclables they can include them with the rest of their garbage in their black curbside carts. 

Effective immediately, all recyclable material (including refundable beverage containers, plastic, tin, Styrofoam, paper, and cardboard) will be accepted in black curbside carts, commercial waste bins, and mixed waste at the City of Whitehorse Transfer Station. 

The City of Whitehorse treats this change as a temporary measure. We remain committed to waste diversion, however the safety of the public and all workers is paramount. 

With your help, we will continue towards our goal of 50% waste diversion from the landfill and Zero Waste by 2040! 

More information on what materials are now accepted in the waste stream is available at

Key Facts:

  • Raven Recycling and P&M are temporarily closing their bottle depots and public recycling drop-off service. Raven’s e-waste drop-off area will remain open and they will continue to collect commercial cardboard and recyclables from community depots for the time being; 

  • In response to these closures, the City of Whitehorse will begin accepting recyclables in our waste stream;

  • Residents may dispose of recyclable materials in their black curbside carts and in the mixed waste bin at the City of Whitehorse Transfer Station. Collection of cardboard and mixed recyclables at the transfer station will cease.



Sarah Preiksaitis
Environmental Coordinator