Extended producer responsibility (EPR) in the Yukon

How do I participate? 

We're accepting feedback until January 27, 2023. 

How you can participate

Public information sessions

Online public session

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Join us on Zoom at: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88643852601?pwd=Y1R3ckt3T0ZNU0tNZXIwUFZDMGVpZz09

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Meeting ID: 886 4385 2601

Passcode: 983780

In person public session

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

In person at: Whitehorse Public Library

Yukon First Nations

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Time: 2:30 pm to 4 pm

Join us on Zoom by invitation. Email natalia.baranova@Yukon.ca for more information.

Municipalities and local governments

Friday, December 2, and Saturday, December 3, 2022

Join us in person at the Association of Yukon Communities annual meetings.


Stakeholders in the Yukon

These sessions includes an introduction to extended producer responsibility. 
Thursday, November 24, 2022

Time: 6:30 pm to 8 pm

Join us on Zoom at: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89846661761?pwd=RHVaWUZRa1kwK1FVVGZnSFA2amx1dz09

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Meeting ID: 898 4666 1761

Passcode: 531194

Friday, November 25, 2022

Time: 10:30 am to 12 pm

Join us on Zoom at: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82174641278?pwd=a2p1VmdaRXFGeXloM1JyZUhGRGJwUT09

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Meeting ID: 821 7464 1278

Passcode: 972472

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Time: 10 am to 11:30 am

Join us on Zoom at: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84620083073?pwd=SHZmblJSeENBSEREblJaQklpUnVhUT09

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Meeting ID: 846 2008 3073

Passcode: 294300

Stakeholders out of the Yukon

This session does not include an introduction to extended producer responsibility. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Time: 10:30 am to 12 pm

Join us on Zoom at: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85841379633?pwd=bkhBTW1SKzlUWUtpbFAvQytSamJLQT09

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Meeting ID: 858 4137 9633

Passcode: 835058

Yukon waste service providers

This session includes an introduction to extended producer responsibility. 

Monday, December 5, 2022

Time: 1:30 pm to 3 pm

Join us on Zoom at:https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83817439610?pwd=ME9GaGFJV1ppc3V1ZjBYMm1OMGtUUT09

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Meeting ID: 838 1743 9610

Passcode: 329763

Other sessions

We may announce additional sessions.

What is this engagement about? 

Our current recycling system is fragile and financially unsustainable.

To help solve this issue, we're adopting extended producer responsibility, which means large producers that sell products and packaging will be responsible for the recycling or disposal of it.

The 3 priority product categories are:

  • printed and packaging products, such as blue box type items (excluding beverage containers);
  • household hazardous waste, such as waste paints, fuels and solvents; and
  • automotive wastes, such as waste oil, waste antifreeze and their containers.

Extended Producer Responsibility will provide financial sustainability for recycling, keep more waste out of landfills and help us reach our waste diversion and greenhouse gas reduction targets under Our Clean Future.

We want to hear from you about how you think the program should work, including details on:

  • what specific products and sources of waste should be included in the regulation;
  • service level expectations;
  • exemptions for small businesses; and
  • program plans and approvals.
How will my input make a difference? 

Your input will help inform how extended producer responsibility is implemented in the Yukon.

Where can I find related information? 

Download an information sheet on extended producer responsibility.

Where can I find results? 

We'll post a What We Heard report after the engagement closes on January 27, 2023.

Give your feedback on the engagement process 

Share your thoughts on the engagement process by sending an email to chantelle.rivest@yukon.ca.