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Waste Related Events

In an effort to reduce the waste Whitehorse landfills and increase proper disposal and reusing of items, the City organizes and hosts numerous waste events.

Event Date
Whitehorse Flea Market
@Changing Gears
 June 17, July 29,
August 12, September 16
9 am - 2 pm
Community Garage Sales
@ 36 Leviche Drive
(register to get a spot)
June 24, July 29 & Aug 26
10 am - 2 pm 
Household Hazardous Waste
@Waste Management Facility
September 16, 2017
10 am - 5 pm

CLEAN UP DAYS AT THE WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY

Whitehorse residents can bring residential garbage and yard waste to the Waste Management Facility free of charge on May 15 - 22, 2017 and December 26, 2017. See below for items tipping fees are waived on. 

Tipping fees are waived for tipping fees still apply

Self-hauled car, pick-up loads and small utility trailers with only:

  • Residential waste
  • Wooden furniture
  • Mattresses and box springs
  • Construction and demolition waste (must be separated from residential waste)
  • Residential yard waste (loose or in approved compostable bags)
  • Other organic waste (must be separated from residential waste
  • E-waste (TVs, computer equipment, fax machines, copy equipment, etc)
  • Metals (scrap metal, lawn mowers, propane tanks, BBQs, etc)
  • Appliances (fridges, freezers, stoves, washers, dryers, microwaves, etc)
  • ALL commercial loads (ICI, C&D, clearing and grubbing)

Household hazardous waste day (HHW day)

Household Hazardous Waste Days are held twice a year (spring and fall) at the Waste Management Facility. The next HHW Days will be

May 26 - 12pm to 5pm (new!)
May 27 - 10am to 5pm

September 16 - 10am to 5pm

Visit the HHW page to find out more information on what is accepted. 

Tag'n'take

Even better than recycling is reusing, and when it comes to items that still have some life in them, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure! Reusing not only keeps still useful items out of the landfill, but also:

  • Saves you money
  • Saves the energy and resources needed to make new items, including the packaging
  • Prevents additional pollution that would have been generated
  • Reduces greenhouse gases
  • Good condition items are re-homed and re-purposed for years to come

Got stuff? Tag ‘n’ Take is a once/year initiative to help connect unwanted (yet useful) items with new owners. Tag items that are in good condition and put them at your curb after dawn. Remove all leftover items the following day before dusk.

 

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