Waste Management Facility

The 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 turn-off on Google Maps.

The facility is open:

  • Weekdays from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
  • Weekends from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

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 our 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 What Goes Where app for help finding local disposal options, to receive residential collection reminders, and more!

This year’s Clean-up Days are May 18 to 22, 2023.

During Clean-up Days, residential tipping fees are waived on these sorted items:

  • Garbage
  • Food and yard waste
  • Construction and demo waste
  • Mattresses and box-springs

Fees are waived on loads from a car, pick-up truck or small utility trailer.

Note: Tipping fees apply on metals and appliances.

We’re officially sold out of bulk and bagged compost. Thank you to all of our green-thumbed residents!

Visit the Waste Management Facility (WMF) to purchase compost! The WMF is about six kilometres north of downtown, at Mile 91972 (Mile 919.72) on the Alaska Highway. Find the WMF turn-off on Google Maps.

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

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.

We have two types of bulk compost available:

  • Compost
  • Mixed compost (blend of compost + sand)

Which product do I need? What’s the difference between compost and mixed compost?

  • Compost product is ideal for adding to existing soil to condition and add nutrients.
  • Mixed compost (blend of compost and sand) is ideal for empty garden boxes, new gardens, and lawn applications. Vegetable and flower gardeners sometimes add peat moss to the blended product too.

Bulk compost pick-ups must be scheduled by calling 867-668-8350 ext. 4. Bulk compost will be available as of May 18.

Product Price
Bagged compost (currently unavailable)  $6 / 20L bag
Compost bulk load 1-9 yards  $50 / cubic yard
Compost bulk load 10 yards or more  $35 / cubic yard
Blend of compost and sand 1-9 yards  $50 / cubic yard
Blend of compost and sand 10 yards or more  $35 / cubic yard

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.

Note: A friendly reminder that what you feed your Green Cart helps us produce our OMRI-certified compost! Please keep contaminants out! 

When it comes to sorting our waste, nobody enjoys the guessing game. Our What Goes Where app makes sorting your waste a snap!

Search for an item 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.