Solid Waste Management

This engagement is now closed.

It ran from 2023-08-29 to 2023-09-13.

Check below for where to find results.

Where can I find results? 

We'll compile a summary of all the feedback received into a What We Heard report that will be available after the engagement closes.

What was this engagement about? 


We're working towards a sustainable solid waste management system for the Yukon.

This includes:
  • modernizing facilities across the Yukon to reduce operational and environmental risks;
  • investing in regional agreements with our municipal partners; and 
  • investing in upgrades to the facilities.

Upcoming changes

Specifically, we're looking to create household waste disposal options that are: 

  • more cost-effective; 
  • safer for the environment; and 
  • align with industry best-practices. 


We'd like to engage with affected residents on how to address potential concerns. 


A ministerial committee on solid waste in 2018 made recommendations for actions to modernize waste management practices in the Territory. Recommendations included regionalization of landfills and adopting a user-pay model that involves standardized tipping fees, and ensuring all facilities are gated and staffed.  

National waste generation per capita over time

Waste studies show we produce more waste than ever
Source: June/July 2012


Waste generation per capita in Whitehorse

Whitehorse waste generation per capita
Source: City of Whitehorse, Department of Water and Waste


Current Sites: 

A map of waste facilities across the Yukon.

Beaver Creek; Destruction Bay; Silver City; Haines Junction; Champagne; Mt Lorne; Carcross; Tagish; Johnson’s Crossing; Watson Lake; Marsh Lake; Whitehorse; Deep Creek; Braeburn; Carmacks; Faro; Ross River; Pelly Crossing; Stewart Crossing; Mayo; Dawson City; Old Crow

How residents will dispose of waste

We encourage residents to dispose of their household waste at their nearest facility. 

We understand that these changes may be challenging. We'd like to explore options during engagement to ease the transition. 

The result will be a more efficient and sustainable future for waste disposal.

How will my input make a difference? 

The goal of this engagement is to listen to your input and work toward solutions if there are concerns. At the end of the engagement, a What We Heard Report will outline the results of the engagement.