Zero Waste Across the Yukon Territory

 

 

Whitehorse

  • The Waste Management Facility (formerly the Whitehorse Landfill) now has 5 different waste categories (compostable, recyclable, controlled, banned, and residual),
  • A complete schedule of fees charged for managing these wastes.
  • The Waste Management Cost Recovery Bylaw was written, and recently amended, to ensure all waste management activity costs are fully recovered via tipping fees and utility charges.
  • With support of Gas Tax funding, the City has been able to successfully expand organics collection to the roughly 5500 homes receiving curbside collection.
  • The City continues to offer education programs and diversion services both internally and for the community at large (e.g. HHW collection days, City facilities recycling/composting, etc.).

Dawson

  • Secure hazardous waste storage building and metal recycling provided through partnership with the municipality.
  • Already in place via municipality: groundwater monitoring system, recycling, composting, regular staffing

Beaver Creek

  • Waste transfer bins now in place, free store established

Destruction Bay

  • Waste transfer bins now in place

Silver City

  • Waste transfer bins now in place

Canyon Creek

  • Waste transfer bins now in place

Haines Junction

  • Now operating as a regional facility to collect waste from area transfer stations

Deep Creek

  • Waste transfer bins now in place, household hazardous waste secure storage,
  • Groundwater monitoring system, recycling, attendant on site

Marsh Lake

  • Waste transfer bins now in place, household hazardous waste secure storage,
  • Groundwater monitoring system, recycling, attendant on site, chipping brush and wood

Johnson’s Crossing

  • Converted to a transfer station, Waste transfer bins now in place, recycling available

Mount Lorne

  • Waste transfer bins now in place, household hazardous waste secure storage,
  • Groundwater monitoring system, recycling, attendant on site

Carcross

  • Waste transfer bins now in place, household hazardous waste secure storage,
  • Groundwater monitoring system, recycling, attendant on site, chipping brush and wood

Tagish

  • Waste transfer bins now in place, household hazardous waste secure storage,
  • Groundwater monitoring system, recycling, attendant on site, chipping brush and wood

Upper Liard

  • Groundwater monitoring, Waste transfer bins now in place

Ross River

  • No changes

Keno

  • Waste transfer bins now in place

Stewart Crossing

  • Waste transfer bins now in place

Pelly Crossing

  • Waste transfer bins now in place, secure hazardous waste storage

Braeburn

  • Converted to a transfer station, Waste transfer bins, recycling

Champagne

  • Converted to a transfer station, Waste transfer bins, recycling, ground water monitoring system

Mayo

  • New recycling center built and well established free store in place

Faro

  • Well established recycling center working with the community to collect and transport recycle material.
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