Information and Resources
- Waste Sorting Tools
- Compost for Sale
- Curbside collection program
- Solid Waste Action Plan (SWAP)
- Illegal dumping
- What goes where app
- Multi-unit4 units or less
- Multi-unit 5 units or more
- Country residential
- Locking waste bins
- Commercial service providers
- Zero waste
We've all seen it at one time or another: garbage, old appliances, broken TVs, mattresses and other waste items dumped in the bush. Even old freezer meat seems to be "fair game". We know dumping our waste in the wilderness is wrong, but for some reason, that last point seems to escape some of us. Unfortunately, illegal dumping, also known as 'fly tipping', is a common problem in many Canadian municipalities, including Whitehorse.
Illegal dumping costs us all! By developing partnerships, having vigilant community members (including reporting illegal dumping 667-2111) and developing a strategy to manage the problem, we can see results that help to reduce the incidence of this unacceptable practice.
illegal dumping means not taking proper responsibility for our waste
Illegal dumping includes:
impacts of illegal dumping on our environment
Illegal dumping not only ruins the natural beauty around us, but also pollutes the environment when electronic waste, hazardous waste and other items containing heavy metals and toxins are left exposed to the elements.
not acceptable in our wilderness city
Illegal dumping costs us all!
The truth is, illegal dumping is wrong whether it is in our rivers, forests or someone else's bin. Proper disposal of our waste is one of many important parts of the City's waste management plan, and our goal of zero waste. Composting, source separating (cardboard, e-waste, metals, etc.) and putting waste where it belongs is one of the best ways to do the right thing, reduce the burden and cost on our landfill and environment and, get us closer to zero waste.
Report illegal dumping 667-2111
Help keep Yukon wild by reporting illegal dump sites with City limits to Bylaw Services at 667-2111, or to Environment Yukon's TIPP line at 1-800-661-0525 for dump sites beyond municipal jurisdiction. Whitehorse citizens and community groups are also working to stop illegal dumping. The City thanks these groups for their hard work and commitment to a cleaner and greener Whitehorse.
Signs have been installed at some known illegal dumping areas, and we're encouraging residents to call Bylaw Services (667-2111) to report illegal dumping. The City is also increasing monitoring and public education efforts, and exploring the use of portable cameras.
Dangerous and explosive materials are not accepted at the Waste Management Facility. Please be aware when dealing with explosives. Contact the RCMP at 667-5555 if you need help identifying explosive materials.
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.
Follow these easy instructions to download the app to your phone or mobile device.