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Waste Reduction Week – October 16th – 22nd

Zero Waste Yukon is hosting events and a contest to celebrate national Waste Reduction Week on October 16th – 22nd. Waste Reduction Week in Canada serves to raise awareness around issues of sustainable and responsible consumption, encourage the choice of environmentally responsible products and services, and highlight all the innovative work being done to promote […]

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Fireweed Market Hosts Reuse & Repair Fair on August 24th

Join us on Thursday August 24th at Shipyards Park for the Fireweed Community Market Reuse & Repair Fair! This market day features free workshops all market long. See schedule below for activities and times.  Interested in being a vendor? Contact info@zerowasteyuykon.ca for registration details.    

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Reuse & Repair Fair – Saturday June 3rd from 12 noon – 5pm

Join us for the first annual Reuse & Repair Fair!     This FREE community event is a celebration of Reuse & Repair. From noon – 5pm there will be live music, family friendly workshops on electronics repair, bicycle maintenance, zero waste living, and more. Artists will also be selling work created from reused & […]

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Summer ’17 Community Garage Sales

Everyone is welcome to buy and sell at Summer 2017 Reduce / Reuse Garage Sales   These annual sales were a big hit last summer, with over 500 people in attendance of some sales. The location of the venue has changed to 36 Leviche Drive. The many possibilities to buy and sell gently used goods have […]

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Whitehorse Reuse Guide

We are excited to present The Whitehorse Reuse Guide! Print copies are available free of charge at Raven Recycling or may be downloaded here: Whitehorse Reuse Guide – Click to Download  

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Help create the Whitehorse Reuse Guide!

This will be your go–to resource for donating and locating used goods. We need your help in creating it though – spend 2 minutes answering a few questions about where and how you reuse in Whitehorse in the survey below.  

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Indoor Community Garage Sale – February 11th

Zero Waste Yukon is hosting the annual Indoor Community Garage Sale at the Canada Games Center on February 11th 2017. From 10am – 2pm almost 50 vendors will be selling gently used items in the flexi-hall of the CGC.  Everyone is welcome to this family friendly event and those interested in selling may register a […]

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2016 Waste Reduction Week

Did you know? October 17th – 23rd is Waste Reduction Week in Canada. Zero Waste is a goal which strives for the sustainable use of materials through the design, reduction, and recovery of resources. It starts when we alter our mindset and challenge the very idea of waste: Everything we once thought of as “waste” […]

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Community Garage Sales – beginning May 28th

The garage sale will be held at North Star Mini-Storage from 11 am to 2 pm on the last Saturday of each month from May through August. Vendors may sell directly from the trunk of their vehicle in North Star’s parking lot in exchange for a donation to the Food Bank. Storage units are also […]

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Yukon Chamber of Commerce Hosts A Zero Waste AGM!

With the help of Zero Waste Yukon, the Yukon Chamber of Commerce was able to make their annual general meeting in Watson Lake a successful zero waste event! Having embraced the idea of zero waste early in the planning stages, the Yukon Chamber of Commerce avoided the need to print roughly 2200 pages of paper […]

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Over 350 students to take part in Earth Day activity

For Immediate Release April 21, 2015 Over 350 students to take part in Earth Day activity Whitehorse – Zero Waste Yukon with the help of Raven Recycling, has provided 8 schools in 4 communities with Waste on Your Waist toolkits to help celebrate Earth Day on April 22. “The response from schools to our free […]

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AYC AGM to be a Working Towards Zero Waste event

For immediate release  April 15, 2015  Zero Waste Yukon thrilled with AYC’s decision  Whitehorse – Zero Waste Yukon applauds the Association of Yukon Communities (AYC) and the Village of Haines Junction as they move to make this year’s Annual General Meeting a “Working Towards Zero Waste” event. The AGM runs from May 7th to 10th […]

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Zero Waste Yukon reports on Geoscience Forum success

February 10, 2015 For immediate release Zero Waste Yukon reports on Geoscience Forum success Whitehorse – Zero Waste Yukon congratulates the 2014 Geoscience Forum organizers and delegates on a successful Zero Waste Event held last November. The Yukon Chamber of Mines hosted the Yukon’s first conference “working towards zero waste.” The 4-day conference and tradeshow […]

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Zero Waste Yukon congratulates Yukon Chamber of Mines

Whitehorse – Zero Waste Yukon supports and applauds the work of the Yukon Chamber of Mines in hosting the Yukon’s first conference that is working towards zero waste. The 2014 Yukon Geoscience Forum & Trade Show started on November 15th and runs until November 19th with events, speakers and trade show at the Coast High […]

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Zero Waste bins arrive

For Immediate Release June 25, 2014 Zero Waste Bins arrive Whitehorse – Raven Recycling, P&M Recycling, PNW Waste Removal and General Waste Management are excited to see the first shipment of new cardboard bins arrive this week. “We are thankful for the support from Yukon Government’s Community Development Fund that has allowed the waste haulers […]

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Frog Food Festival to be 100% Zero Waste

  June 23, 2014   For immediate release   Frog Food Festival to be 100% Zero Waste       Whitehorse – Zero Waste Yukon is congratulating the Frog Food Festival on their decision to be a Zero Waste Event.   “We are excited to see our vision of a Zero Waste event come to […]

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Moving from disposable to re-useable

  The philosophy of Zero Waste embraces RETHINK as it’s first tenant, well before we get into composting, recycling and general waste diversion. If we can shift some of our behaviours to avoid creating waste in the first place, then we can worry less about processing the waste. We are thrilled to be working with […]

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Whitehorse Trade Show Waste Diversion Impressive

TRADE SHOW WASTE DIVERSION IMPRESSIVE  WHITEHORSE – The Lake Laberge Lion’s Club Trade Show achieved their best waste diversion rates ever at the 35th annual event last weekend. “Thank you to the Lake Laberge Lions Club and ZeroWaste Yukon for diverting 85% of waste at the Trade Show,” said Mayor Dan Curtis. “They are helping […]

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Working towards Zero Waste a big success at Lake Laberge Lions Club Tradeshow

A big congratulations to everyone involved in the Lake Laberge Lion’s Club Tradeshow and their working towards Zero Waste Initiative this weekend.   Throughout the entire weekend, we diverted approximately 4 of every 5 bags of garbage generated to be either recycled or composted. The Kiwanis club also generated less than a single bag of garbage to be sent […]

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Lake Laberge Lions Club Trade Show is a Zero Waste Event

For immediate release  April 24, 2014  Zero Waste Yukon Congratulates Lake Laberge Lions Club  Whitehorse – Zero Waste Yukon applauds the Lake Laberge Lions Club as it moves to make this year’s Trade Show a Zero Waste Event. The Lions Club Trade Show runs from May 2nd to 4th at the Canada Games Centre. “It’s […]

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Haines Junction challenges other communities to Waste Watch Week

Results released – Haines Junction Challenges Other Communities to Waste Watch Week  Haines Junction:  The Mayor and Council of Haines Junction announced today the results from their second Waste Watch Week.  From April 9th to 15th each individual councillor and their family collected all their waste, then had it audited at the recycling depot.  Results […]

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Haines Junction – Waste Watch Week 1 Results

Results released – Haines Junction Waste Watch Week  Haines Junction:  Results from Week 1 of Waste Watch Week are in with the Mayor and Council of Haines Junction producing and collecting one cubic yard of waste during Waste Watch Week, March 31 to April 6th. Each individual councillor and their family collected all their waste […]

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Zero Waste Yukon & TIA promote Zero Waste award

For immediate release April 9, 2014  Zero Waste Yukon and TIA promote Zero Waste award Whitehorse – Zero Waste Yukon announced today that the Tourism Industry Association will be the first association in Yukon to help recognize people, organizations or events that are working towards Zero Waste.  Nominees for TIA’s Sustainable Leadership in Tourism Award […]

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Haines Junction declares Waste Watch Week – March 31st to April 6th, 2014

For immediate release March 24, 2014 Haines Junction Initiates Waste Watch Week Haines Junction: The Mayor and Council of Haines Junction announced today that Waste Watch Week will run from March 31st to April 6th, 2014. Council voted in favour of this initiative which will see each Council member and their family collect all their […]

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City of Whitehorse 2014 Organics Pilot Project

The City is launching a pilot project to get more buildings on Organic Collection.The 2014 Organics Collection Pilot will provide support to buildings that do not currently on the Green Cart Program. It will focus primarily on stores, offices, restaurants, condo complexes and apartment buildings. The project will help buildings prepare for a regulatory change […]

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Takhini Elementary wins $500 towards green initiatives

Canadian Schools Win Big for the Environment with the Recycle My Cell Student Challenge Winners of the 4th Annual Recycle My Cell Student Challenge Announced OTTAWA – February 19, 2014 – Recycle My Cell, Canada’s national recycling program for mobile phones and accessories, announced today the winners of the fourth annual Recycle My Cell Student Challenge. In collaboration with […]

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Community Indoor Garage Sale a HUGE Success!

The recent Community Indoor Garage Sale, held February 15th in Whitehorse, was a great success. With over 700 attendees and 32 vendors, the Canada Games Center was a busy place. Big thanks go out to our partners for helping to make this happen: City of Whitehorse, North Star Mini-Storage and Raven Recycling. The Vanier Social […]

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Let’s Kick Some Trash Campaign launched

Zero Waste Yukon partners announced their “Let’s Kick Some Trash” campaign at Yukon College’s Ayamidigut campus today.  The College is one of four locations in Whitehorse along with Java Connection, Midnight Sun Coffee Roasters and the Chocolate Claim where customers purchasing hot drinks in disposable cups can receive a cup sleeve encouraging them to switch […]

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Whitehorse Businesses & Cardboard Recycling – heads up!

  Whitehorse Businesses As of 1st May, 2014 all cardboard needs to be recycled. It’s a valuable resource and takes up space in the landfill. Recycle and avoid the $250/tonne unsorted waste fees. Call your waste hauler for recycling collection options. Get waste reduction assistance at environment@whitehorse.ca.

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Single use plastic bags are banned in Mayo!

Did you know that the Village of Mayo passed a bylaw in 2009 to ban the use of plastic bags? We just found out this week and wanted to share this great example of Zero Waste leadership! Across North America, many villages, towns and cities are currently having this debate and it’s great to see […]

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Zero Waste Website Launched!

For immediate release December 17. 2013   Whitehorse – A new partnership of organizations, businesses, institutions and governments announced today that the Zero Waste Yukon website is live!  Zero Waste is a philosophy that challenges everyone to maximize the life of any product by reusing, recycling, reselling AND composting while minimizing the amount of waste […]

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Solid Waste Action Plan (SWAP)

The City of Whitehorse has joined 12 other organizations and governments to kick off a three year education program to support the City’s Solid Waste Action Plan (SWAP).  With a goal of Zero Waste by 2040, the SWAP sets an initial target of 50% reduction in the amount we landfill by 2015. This is an […]

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National Waste Reduction Week lays ground for Zero Waste campaign

For immediate release October 21, 2013 National Waste Reduction Week lays ground for Zero Waste campaign  Whitehorse – National Waste Reduction Week (October 21 to 16) kicks off with a new partnership of organizations, businesses, institutions and governments working together on a Zero Waste Education Campaign.   Zero Waste is a philosophy that challenges us to […]

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Waste Reduction Week – October 16th – 22nd

Zero Waste Yukon is hosting events and a contest to celebrate national Waste Reduction Week on October 16th – 22nd. Waste Reduction Week in Canada serves to raise awareness around issues of sustainable and responsible consumption, encourage the choice of environmentally responsible products and services, and highlight all the innovative work being done to promote […]

Read More

Fireweed Market Hosts Reuse & Repair Fair on August 24th

Join us on Thursday August 24th at Shipyards Park for the Fireweed Community Market Reuse & Repair Fair! This market day features free workshops all market long. See schedule below for activities and times.  Interested in being a vendor? Contact info@zerowasteyuykon.ca for registration details.    

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Reuse & Repair Fair – Saturday June 3rd from 12 noon – 5pm

Join us for the first annual Reuse & Repair Fair!     This FREE community event is a celebration of Reuse & Repair. From noon – 5pm there will be live music, family friendly workshops on electronics repair, bicycle maintenance, zero waste living, and more. Artists will also be selling work created from reused & […]

Read More

Summer ’17 Community Garage Sales

Everyone is welcome to buy and sell at Summer 2017 Reduce / Reuse Garage Sales   These annual sales were a big hit last summer, with over 500 people in attendance of some sales. The location of the venue has changed to 36 Leviche Drive. The many possibilities to buy and sell gently used goods have […]

Read More

Whitehorse Reuse Guide

We are excited to present The Whitehorse Reuse Guide! Print copies are available free of charge at Raven Recycling or may be downloaded here: Whitehorse Reuse Guide – Click to Download  

Read More

Help create the Whitehorse Reuse Guide!

This will be your go–to resource for donating and locating used goods. We need your help in creating it though – spend 2 minutes answering a few questions about where and how you reuse in Whitehorse in the survey below.  

Read More

Indoor Community Garage Sale – February 11th

Zero Waste Yukon is hosting the annual Indoor Community Garage Sale at the Canada Games Center on February 11th 2017. From 10am – 2pm almost 50 vendors will be selling gently used items in the flexi-hall of the CGC.  Everyone is welcome to this family friendly event and those interested in selling may register a […]

Read More

Community Garage Sales – beginning May 28th

The garage sale will be held at North Star Mini-Storage from 11 am to 2 pm on the last Saturday of each month from May through August. Vendors may sell directly from the trunk of their vehicle in North Star’s parking lot in exchange for a donation to the Food Bank. Storage units are also […]

Read More

Over 350 students to take part in Earth Day activity

For Immediate Release April 21, 2015 Over 350 students to take part in Earth Day activity Whitehorse – Zero Waste Yukon with the help of Raven Recycling, has provided 8 schools in 4 communities with Waste on Your Waist toolkits to help celebrate Earth Day on April 22. “The response from schools to our free […]

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AYC AGM to be a Working Towards Zero Waste event

For immediate release  April 15, 2015  Zero Waste Yukon thrilled with AYC’s decision  Whitehorse – Zero Waste Yukon applauds the Association of Yukon Communities (AYC) and the Village of Haines Junction as they move to make this year’s Annual General Meeting a “Working Towards Zero Waste” event. The AGM runs from May 7th to 10th […]

Read More

Zero Waste Yukon reports on Geoscience Forum success

February 10, 2015 For immediate release Zero Waste Yukon reports on Geoscience Forum success Whitehorse – Zero Waste Yukon congratulates the 2014 Geoscience Forum organizers and delegates on a successful Zero Waste Event held last November. The Yukon Chamber of Mines hosted the Yukon’s first conference “working towards zero waste.” The 4-day conference and tradeshow […]

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2nd Annual Indoor Community Garage Sale

Zero Waste Yukon announces plans for 2nd Annual Indoor Community Garage Sale Whitehorse – Zero Waste Yukon, a collaborative initiative led by Raven Recycling, is pleased to be hosting our second annual Indoor Community Garage Sale. To be held on February 14th at the Canada Games Centre, this event is possible through the support of […]

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Zero Waste Yukon congratulates Yukon Chamber of Mines

Whitehorse – Zero Waste Yukon supports and applauds the work of the Yukon Chamber of Mines in hosting the Yukon’s first conference that is working towards zero waste. The 2014 Yukon Geoscience Forum & Trade Show started on November 15th and runs until November 19th with events, speakers and trade show at the Coast High […]

Read More

Frog Food Festival to be 100% Zero Waste

  June 23, 2014   For immediate release   Frog Food Festival to be 100% Zero Waste       Whitehorse – Zero Waste Yukon is congratulating the Frog Food Festival on their decision to be a Zero Waste Event.   “We are excited to see our vision of a Zero Waste event come to […]

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Lake Laberge Lions Club Trade Show is a Zero Waste Event

For immediate release  April 24, 2014  Zero Waste Yukon Congratulates Lake Laberge Lions Club  Whitehorse – Zero Waste Yukon applauds the Lake Laberge Lions Club as it moves to make this year’s Trade Show a Zero Waste Event. The Lions Club Trade Show runs from May 2nd to 4th at the Canada Games Centre. “It’s […]

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Haines Junction challenges other communities to Waste Watch Week

Results released – Haines Junction Challenges Other Communities to Waste Watch Week  Haines Junction:  The Mayor and Council of Haines Junction announced today the results from their second Waste Watch Week.  From April 9th to 15th each individual councillor and their family collected all their waste, then had it audited at the recycling depot.  Results […]

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Haines Junction – Waste Watch Week 1 Results

Results released – Haines Junction Waste Watch Week  Haines Junction:  Results from Week 1 of Waste Watch Week are in with the Mayor and Council of Haines Junction producing and collecting one cubic yard of waste during Waste Watch Week, March 31 to April 6th. Each individual councillor and their family collected all their waste […]

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Haines Junction declares Waste Watch Week – March 31st to April 6th, 2014

For immediate release March 24, 2014 Haines Junction Initiates Waste Watch Week Haines Junction: The Mayor and Council of Haines Junction announced today that Waste Watch Week will run from March 31st to April 6th, 2014. Council voted in favour of this initiative which will see each Council member and their family collect all their […]

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FREE Compost Facility Tour at the Whitehorse Landfill

Come and see why the landfill is filling up, and learn how organics is contributing to climate change. Free Compost Facility Tour Wednesday March 26th from noon – 1pm. Please contact organics at whitehorse dot ca or call 867-335-8296 to join the tour.

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2nd annual Community Clothing Swap – Whitehorse

Join us in the basement of Riverdale Baptist Church (right across from Vanier) for a MASSIVE clothing swap! Any clothing, sizes, styles, mens, womens, kids, shoes, bags, anything! Everything is FREE!!!! You can drop off donations to 47 Green Crescent anytime before the swap or bring your clothing on the day of! We will do […]

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Community Indoor Garage Sale a HUGE Success!

The recent Community Indoor Garage Sale, held February 15th in Whitehorse, was a great success. With over 700 attendees and 32 vendors, the Canada Games Center was a busy place. Big thanks go out to our partners for helping to make this happen: City of Whitehorse, North Star Mini-Storage and Raven Recycling. The Vanier Social […]

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Indoor Community Garage Sale – February 15th (Whitehorse)

Wondering what to do with all that “stuff” that has been accumulating at your house? Get a table and re-sell it rather than throw it away. Make a little money and feel good about reducing what is going into our landfill. Nothing to sell? Be sure to stop by and see if there are any […]

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