Waste Management Facility

The City of Whitehorse Waste Management Facility (WMF) is located approximately six kilometres north of downtown Whitehorse at Mile 91972 (Mile 919.72) on the Alaska Highway. The WMF includes the landfill, compost facility, and transfer station. Find the WMF turn-off on Google Maps.

The facility is open:

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

The facility is closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Waste is subject to tipping fees. Fees and descriptions are listed in the City of Whitehorse Fees & Charges Bylaw.

Controlled Waste

Controlled Waste must be sorted and separated before disposal. See the tipping fee list for the fees to dispose of these items.

Check out these sorting guides if unsure where to put your controlled waste.

Banned Waste

Some waste is banned from the Waste Management Facility. However, some types of banned waste do have local disposal options.

Check out these sorting guides if you are unsure where to put your banned waste.


Recyclables should be brought to a local recycling depot. Residents can bring recycling to either of the following locations:

Note: Non-beverage glass (such as jars) and styrofoam are not recyclable in Whitehorse. Please place these items with general waste.

Whitehorse residents can bring household hazardous waste to the Waste Management Facility on specific dates:

Learn more about Waste Related Events!

Try our online app for help finding local disposal options, to receive residential collection reminders, and more!

Visit the Waste Management Facility weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m to purchase compost. Bulk compost pick-ups must be scheduled by calling 668-8350 ext. 4.

The City offers two formats for compost to meet your needs:

  • Bagged compost for small scale garden projects
  • Bulk compost for bigger projects such as landscaping and agriculture.

The City’s compost facility has been producing a superior product and defying beliefs that composting north of 60° is difficult or even impossible. Our compost meets the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) standard, making it approved for use in organic operations.

Product Price
Bagged compost  $5 / 20L bag
Compost bulk load 1-9 yards  $45 / cubic yard
Compost bulk load 10 yards or more  $30 / cubic yard
Blend of compost and sand 1-9 yards  $45 / cubic yard
Blend of compost and sand 10 yards or more  $30 / cubic yard