Most e-waste is not accepted at the Whitehorse Waste Management Facility.
Why Recycle Electronics And Electrical Products
Many of us have electronics that need to be disposed of. E-waste can contain toxic ingredients such as flame retardants, lead, mercury, nickel and cadmium and other heavy metals. When these materials end up in the landfill they have the potential to cause harm to the air we breath, the water we drink, and human health. Electronics also contain valuable metals such as gold and silver that can be salvaged to make new materials.
E-waste has been added to the Yukon Governments Designated Materials Regulation. The addition of e-waste to the Designated Materials Regulation means that consumers pay a disposal fee at the point of purchase allowing end of life items to be taken to the e-waste collection depot for no additional fee.
Cell phones, handheld devices
Desktop or laptop computers
Desktop or portable printers
Displays (TV, computer screens, interactive white boards, cash registers)
Answering machines, non-cellular telephones
Personal or portable image/audio/video systems
Audio/video equipment for vehicles
Kitchen countertop motorized appliances
Garment care appliances
Personal care equipment
Weight measurement devices
Time measurement devices
Any other corded electrical devices
Not collected at the Whitehorse Waste Management Facility.
When mixed with regular waste, could trigger unsorted waste charges at the Waste Management Facility.
Electronic and electrical waste can be recycled at Raven Recycling Society free of charge. At this time no electronic and electrical waste will be accepted at the Whitehorse Waste Management Facility.
Good To Know
YG Designated Materials Regulation (DMR), meaning a recycling fee included in the purchase price, similar to the tire program.
Some new style computers in good condition may be accepted by Computers for Schools.
Only collected on Household Hazardous Waste Days. Do not place in garbage
Vehicle batteries may be sold to Raven Recycling all year round.
Lithium Ion(Li-Ion), Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb) rechargeable batteries, lithium primary batteries, button cell batteries, and alkaline batteries can be taken to Call2REcycle collection depots: The Source, Staples, and Raven Recycling.
Good To Know
Proper handling of batteries:
Lithium Ion(Li-Ion), Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb) rechargeable batteries and lithium primary batteries must be individually bagged or have their terminals covered with tape. Other battery types do not need to be individually bagged. If you are unsure what type of battery, then please bag it to be on the safe side.