Information and Resources
- Waste Sorting Tools
- Compost for Sale
- Residential Curbside Collection
- Solid Waste Action Plan (SWAP)
- Illegal Dumping
- What Goes Where app
- Multi-Unit (4 units or less)
- Multi-Unit (5 units or more)
- Country Residential
- Locking Waste Bins
- Commercial Service Providers
- Zero Waste
Residential Curbside Collection
Curbside collection is a fee-for-service program that is provided to all eligible premises (urban single family residences and multi-unit residential properties with 4 or fewer units).
Collection alternates weekly between waste (Black Cart) and organics (Green Cart).
When setting out yard waste, please space bags 1m from green cart.
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.
Sign up to get collection schedule and notifications. You can also report missed service, broken carts and cases of illegal dumping.
Follow these easy instructions to download the app to your phone or mobile device.
CURBSIDE COLLECTION SCHEDULE
You can download the 2020 schedule here.
Your Black Cart collects non-recyclable packaging, hygiene products, bagged pet waste (feces, litter and bedding), bagged cold wood ashes, incandescent & halogen light bulbs, used vacuum cleaner bags, and soiled aluminum foil.
Your Black Cart does not collect cardboard, compostables, recyclables, hazardous waste (HHW), or e-waste.
Your Green Cart collects only compostable waste: raw or cooked meat, fish and dairy products, garden & yard waste, and food soiled paper (pizza box). Other items include human & pet hair, sawdust & wood shavings, coffee grounds & filters, loose tea & fiber tea bags, eggshells, shellfish including the shells, and more.
Your green cart does not collect plastic, foil, metal, or other non-compostable items.
Extra yard waste? You can place additional approved compostable bags out at the curb with your Green Cart. Bags must weigh 25 kg or less each and be placed 1 meter from your full green cart in a single pile.
There are two types of approved bags - paper and certified compostable. Ensure that paper bags do not have a wax or plastic coating.
Certified compostable bags are identified by the BPI logo. This logo guarantees the bag has been tested and will degrade in our compost facility. The BPI logo will appear on the packaging of the product and/or on the product itself.
Certified compostable logo:
The City strongly encourages residents to recycle their refundable and non-refundable recyclable materials. Residents can drop-off their recyclables to P&M Recycling or Raven Recycling or sign up for a fee-for-service collection with Whitehorse Blue Bins. Click here for more information: recycling page.
To help increase public awareness around how to use your Green and Black carts properly -- and make the job easier for our hard-working collections crew -- the City is reminding residents with “Oops!” door knockers placed on cart handles. City collection drivers will tag Green Carts that contain non-compostable items, carts that are not spaced 1 metre apart or placed in the wrong spot (like behind a parked car) and more!