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Large Appliance Waste
Large appliances, often called white goods, range from refrigerators, microwaves, cook stoves, air conditioners, and more. The Whitehorse Waste Management Facility requires users to separate Large Appliance Waste from regular waste as their materials are recyclable. Loads mixed with large appliances are subject to unsorted load fees.
Also, when in a Landfill, they are bulky, taking up valuable space, and often releasing 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.
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.
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.|
Waste Sorting App
Sorting your waste is easy with our What Goes Where app. Type the name of an item into the search bar and we will give you recycling, composting, or disposal options.