COVID-19 Waste Updates

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COVID-19 Waste Handling

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Whitehorse is making temporary changes to our Waste Services to ensure the safety of staff and the public. Check this website often to see the latest updates on how to handle your residual waste, organics, and recyclables during this public health emergency. 

Temporary Waste Handling Measures

- Recycling has resumed at Raven Recycling for collection of cardboard, paper, refundable beverage container donations, tin and mixed plastics. They no longer accept styrofoam. P&M Recycling will open for refundables and cardboard on May 19.  Raven is also opening their bottle depot on May 19 but is accepting these materials as donations.

- The Mixed Recycling Depot at the Whitehorse Waste Management Facility is currently accepting only cardboard but will reopen in the near future.

- Electronic waste and commercial cardboard is still being collected at Raven Recycling

- Please avoid bringing small loads of extra waste to the WMF as the City is striving to limit the number of public visits to minimize COVID-19 exposure risk.

- Please postpone or minimize visits to the Waste Management Facility (WMF) as best as possible.

- Please refrain from using cash at the WMF. We accept debit or credit cards as well as use of existing accounts.

- Bagged compost is temporarily sold out. When it resumes, it is available during regular hours at the WMF. Bulk compost sales will commence early-June, by appointment only, Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30. Additional health and safety measures will be in place for these transactions. Read the full Compost Sales PSA

- Organics collection is running, as per usual. No changes to your Green Cart or Green Bin collection.

- The City will not be collecting extra garbage bags

- Yard waste bags collection resumed the week of May 11. When setting out yard waste, please space bags 1m from green cart.

- If you, or someone you are caring for are sick, please double bag used tissues, wipes, paper towels, napkins, cleaning cloths, face masks and gloves.

- Household Hazardous Waste Day on May 2 is cancelled. Please hold on to all HHW materials until the September HHW event.

- Clean- Up Days (May 21-25) will be held as scheduled.

- If visiting the Waste Management Facility, please follow regular COVID-19 protocols:

    - Physical distancing (2m / 6 ft) when possible

    - Frequent cleaning of surfaces and items

    - Properly executed hand hygiene

    - Properly executed sneezing and coughing techniques


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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