Residential Curbside Collection

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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).

Prevent Blocking Carts

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. 

Look up your home address to get collection schedule and sign up for notifications. You can also report missed service, broken carts and cases of illegal dumping. Hundreds of Whitehorse residents have already signed up for the free app, your one-stop shop Waste app!

Follow these easy instructions to download the app to your phone or mobile device.  



You can download the 2020 schedule here.

Waste Schedule 2018


Black Cart

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, recyclables, hazardous waste (HHW) or e-waste. 

Green Cart

Your green cart collects only compostable waste: food including meat, fish and dairy products raw or cooked, 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? On your organics collection week, you can place additional approved compostable bags out at the curb with your green cart. Bag 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: 

bpi 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 about what goes in green and black carts, the City is reminding residents with “Oops!” stickers. City staff will be out on collection days, tagging green carts containing any non-compostable item(s) and black carts containing cardboard, e-waste, hazardous waste and metals. When it comes to waste management in Whitehorse, we all have a role to play. Have a question about what goes where? Consult our app!

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