Waste Management Facility

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The City of Whitehorse Waste Management Facility is located in the centre of the City, approximately six kilometres north of Downtown Whitehorse at Mile 91972 (Mile 919.72) Alaska Highway.

Operating Hours

  • Weekdays - 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Weekends - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Waste Management Facility is closed only Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Cleanup Days

Whitehorse residents can bring residential garbage and yard waste to the Waste Management Facility free on specific dates. Learn more about Waste Related Events!


  • 668-1621 during above facility open hours, or
  • 668-8350 Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • For information on how to increase waste diversion from your business, call the Waste Diversion Technical Assistant at 689-5169


The facility offers waste disposal, composting and recycling opportunities. Waste is subject to tipping fees. Try our online app for help on sorting your waste.

For information on waste diversion, the Solid Waste Action Plan (SWAP), and other waste reduction initiatives, see here.

Recyclable waste 

Recyclables are accepted without a tipping fee. Materials must be clean of food and oil and include:

  • Beverage containers
  • Glass
  • Aluminum
  • Paper products--clean without food
  • Plastics

Compostable Waste

Also referred to as Organics, these materials may be disposed of at a fee of $38/tonne, $5 per small load, and $3/bag. See the compost page for a list of materials.

Controlled waste 

Certain types of waste are categorized in the Waste Management Bylaw as controlled, which means they must be sorted from your general waste and placed in designated areas. Unsorted waste will be subject to a fee of $250 per tonne. See the tipping fee list for the fees to dispose of these items.

  • Bulky items such as bedsprings and mattresses, wooden furniture, wooden fencing
  • Animal parts and carcasses, but not slaughter waste
  • Construction and demolition waste
  • Uncontaminated soil
  • Grubbing material
  • Manure, kennel material, excreta and fish processing material
  • Asbestos, and cold incinerator ash.
  • Large scrap metals, including filing cabinets, hot water tanks, metal roofing, metal fencing, metal desks and furniture, metal wiring, propane tanks with valves removed, purged fuel tanks cut in half, cleaned and purged barrels with lids removed, sheet iron, vehicle parts without fluids.
  • Fridges, freezers, air conditioners
  • White goods: dishwashers, stoves, ovens, laundry machines
  • Clean, uncontaminated cardboard. Refer to the City's zero waste initiatives for more information on diverting cardboard from the landfill.
  • Clean wood waste, including unpainted pallets and wood without treatment, stain, paint or glue. As of September 1, 2014, there will be a fee for depositing this material at the landfill.

Banned Waste

Some waste is banned from the landfill. Some types of banned waste do have disposal options.

  • Electronic and electrical waste, includes corded and cordless items. 
  • Bio-medical waste, including dressings, bandages or other infected material and hypodermic needles.
  • Slaughter waste
  • Hazardous waste. See the Hazardous Waste page for more information.
  • Highly combustible and explosive material including ammunition, celluloid cuttings and cellulose film, chemicals, oil or gasoline soaked material, propane tanks with the valve on, unpurged fuel tanks.
  • Liquid waste, including sewage or sludge, septic tank pumpings, and sump waste.
  • Tires fall under the Yukon's Designated Materials Regulation, which means that a fee for disposal is paid at the time of purchase. Tires with an inner diameter smaller than 62 cm, removed from rims, may be deposited without charge. Larger tires are subject to a fee. 
  • 45 gallon drums not purged or with lids on
  • Radioactive waste
  • Waste from international air travel
  • Contaminated soil
  • Vehicles
  • Incinerator waste that is special waste.
  • Electronic waste is banned but may be deposited for a fee for removal by a contractor. See the tipping fee list for charges.

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Electronic and Electrical Waste

Electronic and electrical waste is no longer accepted at the Waste Management Facility (effective October 1, 2018) and should be taken to the Raven Recycling E-waste Collection Depot