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Construction & Demolition (C&D) Waste

Starting a project from scratch, renovating or tearing down an old building? Did you check for asbestos? C&D waste needs to be separate from your regular waste because it is bulky, creating air pockets in our landfill and taking up valuable space. The Whitehorse Waste Management Facility accepts C&D waste separately from other materials including asbestos, clean wood, cardboard and metals. Unsorted loads mixed with C&D are subject to higher tipping fees.

Since 2000 C&D waste has grown over 300%, likely due to increased housing developments. 

C&D at the Waste Management Facility

C&D waste is accepted at the Whitehorse Waste Management for $94 per tonne. Note sorted clean wood waste is only $36/tonne. C&D waste falls under the Waste Management Bylaw's Controlled Waste meaning loads must be free of non-C&D items (ie: garbage, hazardous waste, clean wood, cardboard, etc) or they are subject to unsorted tipping fees of $250/tonne. 

Material Requirements Services Good to know
Cupboards, countertops, carpet and underlay, sinks, toilets, bricks, masonry, concrete, Gyproc, planking and siding, treated wood, scrap wood, polystyrene or fibreglass insulation Must be separated from regular waste.

When mixed with regular waste, could trigger unsorted waste charges at the Waste Management Facility.
Drop off at Waste Management Facility (tipping fee applies).

Serviced C&D waste bins can be arranged through General Waste Management or Pacific Northwest.
C&D waste is ground up for use as alternate daily cover on the landfill.

Waste Sorting App

Sorting your waste is easy with our new What Goes Where app. Type the name of an item into the search bar and we will give you recycling, composting, or disposal options.

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