Raven Recycling Society to operate e-waste depot

Beginning October 1, Yukoners can recycle designated electronic and electrical products at Raven Recycling Society in Whitehorse. The non-profit society will provide a regional recycling depot in Whitehorse and collect e-waste from municipal and unincorporated communities and transport it to a recycling facility in Alberta. Outside of Whitehorse, designated products can be dropped off for free at community, municipal or regional depots.

The collection of end-of-life electronic and electrical products for recycling is the result of changes to the Designated Materials Regulation of the Environment Act, which come into effect on October 1, 2018.  The Government of Yukon will collect a surcharge at the point of sale for designated materials to support their recycling and ensure the cost is paid up front instead of dispersed amongst the general tax payer.

We all have an important role to play when it comes to recycling, and an interest in protecting Yukon’s environment. By expanding their service to divert electric and electronic products from the landfill, Raven Recycling is helping make recycling more convenient for Yukoners.

Minister of Community Services John Streicker

Quick Facts 
  • Yukoners will no longer pay tipping fees for designated electronic and electrical products at depots and solid waste facilities.

  • Starting October 1, Whitehorse area residents should bring their e-waste to Raven Recycling, 100 Galena Road; the Whitehorse waste management facility will no longer accept electronic and electrical waste products.

  • Outside of Whitehorse, Yukoners can drop off e-waste at existing municipal and community recycling depots.

Contact 

Janine Workman
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7449
janine.workman@gov.yk.ca

Diana Dryburgh
Communications, Community Services
867-332-1237
diana.dryburgh@gov.yk.ca

News release #: 
18-194