Construction and Demolition

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Construction & Demolition (C&D) Waste

Starting a project from scratch, renovating or tearing down an old building? Did you check for asbestos? C&D waste needs to be separated from your regular waste because it's bulky, creating air pockets in our landfill and taking up valuable space. The Whitehorse Waste Management Facility accepts C&D waste separately from other materials including asbestos, clean wood, cardboard and metals. Unsorted loads mixed with C&D are subject to higher tipping fees.  Since 2000 C&D waste has grown 78%, likely due to increased housing developments.

C&D at the Waste Management Facility

C&D waste falls under the Waste Management Bylaw's Controlled Waste category. This means loads must be free of non-C&D items (e.g., garbage, hazardous waste, clean wood, cardboard, etc.) or they are subject to the unsorted load fee. Note sorted clean wood waste is its own separate waste category and has a lower tipping fee. Please see our Tipping Fees schedule for up-to-date pricing on all our fees. 

Material Requirements Services Good to know
  • Cupboards
  • Counter tops
  • Carpet and underlay
  • Sinks and toilets
  • Bricks and Masonry
  • Concrete
  • Gyproc
  • Planking and siding
  • Treated wood
Polystyrene or fiberglass insulation
Must be separated from regular waste.

When mixed with regular waste, could trigger unsorted waste charges at the Waste Management Facility.
Drop off at Waste Management Facility (tipping fee applies).

Serviced C&D waste bins can be arranged through General Waste Management or Pacific Northwest.

Waste Sorting App

Sorting your waste is easy with our What Goes Where app. Type the name of an item into the search bar and we will give you recycling, composting, or disposal options.

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