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Household Hazardous Waste Day

September 16, 10 am to 5 pm

Post Date:09/08/2017

Summary

The City is holding its Fall Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Day on Saturday, September 16th from 10am – 5pm, at the Whitehorse Waste Management Facility (6 km north of downtown at Mile 919.72 Alaska Highway). The City is constantly working on improving your HHW experience and traffic control will be on site to help control flow for landfill users and HHW participants.

HHW materials include motor oil and their containers, solvents, gasoline, BBQ starter, anti-freeze, household cleaning products, compact fluorescent light bulbs, pesticides, aerosol cans and other containers under pressure such as bear spray and propane canisters. Commercial hazardous waste is not accepted and regular tipping fees apply for all non-HHW waste (including computers and TVs).

Key Facts:

  • HHW Day is on Saturday, September 16th from 10am – 5pm, at the Whitehorse Waste Management Facility (6 km north of downtown at Mile 919.72 Alaska Highway).
  • HHW days provide residents with free, safe disposal of household hazardous waste material
  • The next HHW day will be in May 2018

Quotes

“As part of our efforts to ensure that hazardous materials are disposed of properly and stay out of the landfill, the City hosts HHW Days. This opportunity is the best way of disposing of our hazardous waste responsibly. We encourage residents not to put these toxic materials in their compost or garbage carts,” said Environmental Coordinator Bryna Cable.  

Links

For more information about Household Hazardous Waste Days and accepted items visit www.whitehorse.ca/hhw  

Contact

Bryna Cable
Environmental Coordinator
City of Whitehorse 
Bryna.cable@whitehorse.ca 
867-668-8312

 

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