Minimize waste generation and maximize resource recovery through reducing, reusing, recycling, and composting. Reducing waste saves money, benefits the environment, and fosters responsible consumption and production.
We are working towards:
- Diverting more waste through strategies outlined in the Solid Waste Action Plan
An ambitious Solid Waste Action Plan (SWAP) was completed in 2013, with goals of 50% diversion by 2015 and zero waste by 2040. A significant motivating factor is the landfill closure and liability. While diversion increased between 2013 and 2016, the diversion rate decreased in 2017 due to the large amount of waste resulting from the demolition of FH Collins school. The SWAP is to be updated in 2022.
Read more about Waste Diversion at the City of Whitehorse.