Residential Curbside Collection

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Residential Curbside Collection

Curbside collection is provided to all eligible premises (urban single family residences and multi-unit residential properties with 4 or fewer units). 

Collection alternates weekly between waste (Black Cart) and organics (Green Cart). When setting out yard waste, please space bags 1m from the green cart.

 Prevent Blocking CartsWhat Goes Where app 

Use the What Goes Where app to sign up for waste collection reminders, report missed service, broken carts, and how to sort waste. 

Follow these easy instructions to download the app to your phone or mobile device. 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.  WGW_App_Instructions


Download the 2022 schedule here

Waste Schedule 2022

Black Cart

Your Black Cart collects non-recyclable packaging, hygiene products, bagged pet waste (feces, litter and bedding), bagged cold wood ashes, incandescent & halogen light bulbs, used vacuum cleaner bags, and soiled aluminum foil.

Your Black Cart does not collect cardboard, compostables, recyclables, hazardous waste (HHW), or e-waste. Please visit local recycling depots for waste diversion options.

Waste Service Providers

Green Cart

Your Green Cart collects only compostable waste: raw or cooked meat, fish and dairy products, garden & yard waste, and food soiled paper (pizza box). Other items include human & pet hair, sawdust & wood shavings, coffee grounds & filters, loose tea & fiber tea bags, eggshells, shellfish including the shells, and more. 

Your green cart does not collect plastic, foil, metal, or other non-compostable items. 

Extra yard waste? You can place additional approved compostable bags out at the curb with your Green Cart. Bags must weigh 25 kg or less each and be placed 1 meter from your full green cart in a single pile.

There are two types of approved bags - paper and certified compostable. Ensure that paper bags do not have a wax or plastic coating. 

Certified compostable bags are identified by the BPI logo. This logo guarantees the bag has been tested and will degrade in our compost facility. The BPI logo will appear on the packaging of the product and/or on the product itself. 

Certified compostable logo: 

bpi logo


The City strongly encourages residents to recycle their refundable and non-refundable recyclable materials. Residents can drop-off their recyclables to P&M Recycling or Raven Recycling or sign up for a fee-for-service collection with Whitehorse Blue Bins. For more information, visit our recycling page.

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