When will fees be introduced?
Tipping fees will come into effect once recycling services resume following the COVID-19 public health emergency.
The following waste facilities will be the first to get tipping fees:
- Deep Creek
- Mount Lorne
- Marsh Lake
All facilities except Beaver Creek and Old Crow will have tipping fees by April 2021. We plan to introduce tipping fees at Beaver Creek and Old Crow by 2022.
Everyone will pay a similar cost for the same service.
How much will fees cost?
Tipping fees will be based on fees at the Whitehorse dump. For example:
|Household garbage||$1 per bag|
|Bulky items like a desk or couch||$10 per item|
|Large applicances wiithout refrigerant, like dishwashers, stoves, driers||$15 per item|
|Large appliances with refrigerant, like fridges, freezers or air conditioners||$40 per item|
|Free store items, excluding clothing||$1 per bag|
An official fee schedule will be released soon.
Find out about recommendations on solid waste management
We work with the Association of Yukon Communities and the City of Whitehorse to improve waste management and recycling in Yukon. To learn more, read the report from the Ministerial Committee on Solid Waste.
Find out more about the best practices in solid waste management for northern and remote communities.