Sorting

When it comes to sorting our waste, nobody enjoys the guessing game. Whitehorse’s ‘What Goes Where’ app makes sorting your waste a snap.

Sorting your waste is easy with our What Goes Where app. Type the name of an item into the search bar and we’ll give you local options for recycling, composting, or disposal. If you can’t find a given item, check back soon, as the list is continuously updated. Or view our sorting guides page.

Why Sort Waste?

Waste is created when materials are mixed together. When materials are separated, we create opportunities for reuse, composting, and recycling.

Some waste requires special handling for safe and effective burial in the landfill. This applies to Controlled Waste materials such as asbestos, mattresses, and construction waste.

The benefits to you include significant savings in tipping fees! Unsorted loads will be subject to higher tipping fees.

Sorting Tips and Tricks

Take a look in your waste bin – what materials do you see? Make a list of the materials, and estimate the volumes you produce each week. Make sure to create enough space to sort your waste correctly.

Use our waste sorting guide and organics sorting guide. If you’re unsure where an item goes, check out our detailed sorting guides.

Developing a system that works best for you, your family, and your staff is key to waste diversion. Here are some tips and resources to create a successful waste diversion program.

You are required to sort: organics, cardboard, metals, clean wood, appliances, electronic waste and hazardous waste. Check out our new Waste Sorting Guide and Organics Sorting Guide. Click and print copies for your home and office.

Clear, to-the-point signs with labels increases the success of your waste strategy. Feel free to print and use these signs, or make your own. Make sure your signage is placed where it is easy for people to see.

Bin Stickers are also available for print: