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Large Appliance Waste

Large appliances, often called white goods, range from refrigerators, microwaves, cook stoves, air conditioners, and more. When it is time for these items to retire there are a few things you should know.

The Whitehorse Waste Management Facility requires users to separate these materials from regular waste as these items are recyclable, and when in a landfill are bulky, taking up valuable space, some even have hazardous toxins. Many appliances used for cooling or freezing (fridges, freezers and air conditioning units) have toxic refrigerants which have the potential to cause harm to human health and environmental health when not handled or disposed of appropriately. When taken to the Whitehorse Waste Management Facility, special waste handlers remove the refrigerant and appliances are shipped south for recycling. Lastly, loads mixed with large appliances are subject to higher tipping fees. 

large appliance - materials and services

Material Requirements Services Good to know
White goods containing ozone depleting substances including, without limitation:
fridges, freezers, air conditioning units

Must be separated from regular waste.

When mixed with regular waste, could trigger unsorted waste charges at the Waste Management Facility.

Can be dropped off at the Waste Management Facility

Appliances in good working condition may be another persons treasure. Try posting good working condition items on local classifieds such as in the newspaper, social media or through the radio. 

Fridges 10 years or older may be eligible for the fridge retirement program is offered through the Yukon Government Solutions Centre, visit Good Energy Yukon for more information. 

 White goods including, without limitation:
dishwashers, stoves, ranges, ovens, washing machines and clothes dryers  Must be separated from regular waste.

When mixed with regular waste, could trigger unsorted waste charges at the Waste Management Facility.
Can be dropped off at the Waste Management Facility Appliances in good working condition may be another persons treasure. Try posting good working condition items on local classifieds such as in the newspaper, social media or through the radio. 

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