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Electronic and Electrical Waste
(E-Waste)

Electronic and electrical products are accepted, free of charge, at the Raven Recycling E-waste Collection Depot

E-waste is not be accepted at the Whitehorse Waste Management Facility. 

Why recycle electronics and electrical product

Many of us have electronics that need to be disposed of. E-waste can contain toxic ingredients such as flame retardants, lead, mercury, nickel and cadmium and other heavy metals. When these materials end up in the landfill they have the potential to cause harm to the air we breath, the water we drink and human health. Electronics also contain valuable metals such as gold and silver that can be salvaged to make new materials.

E-waste is being added to the Yukon Governments Designated Materials Regulation. The addition of e-waste to the Designated Materials Regulation means that consumers pay a disposal fee at the point of purchase allowing end of life items to be taken to the e-waste collection depot for no additional fee. 

For information:
Yukon Government 
Raven Recycling E-waste Collection Depot

 

electronic and electrical materials and services

Material Requirements Services Good to know

Includes TVs, computer equipment, cell phones, handheld devices, audio equipment, copy equipment, etc.

Corded or cordless electrical devices.

Not collected at the Whitehorse Waste Management Facility effective October 1st, 2018.

When mixed with regular waste, could trigger unsorted waste charges at the Waste Management Facility.

Effective October 1st, 2018 electronic and electrical waste can be recycled at Raven Recycling Society free of charge.  At this time no electronic and electrical waste will be accepted at the Whitehorse Waste Management Facility.

Effective October 1st, 2018 included in the YG Designated Materials Regulation (DMR), meaning a recycling fee included in the purchase price, similar to the tire program.

Some new style computers in good condition may be accepted by Computers for Schools.

 Batteries

Only collected on Household Hazardous Waste Days. Do not place in garbage

Vehicle batteries may be sold to Raven Recycling all year round. 

Lithium Ion(Li-Ion), small sealed lead acid (SSLA/Pb) rechargeable batteries, lithium primary batteries, button cell batteries, and alkaline batteries can be taken to Call2REcycle collection depots: The Source, Staples, and Raven Recycling. 

Proper handling of batteries: Lithium Ion (Li-Ion), Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb) rechargeable batteries and lithium primary batteries must be individually bagged or have their terminals covered with tape. Other battery types do not need to be individually bagged. If you are unsure what type of battery, then please bag it to be on the safe side. 

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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