Hazardous waste are products that could pollute the environment if not properly disposed of. It's illegal to release hazardous waste into the environment.
Dispose of household hazardous waste
- Separate, label and seal household hazardous waste.
- Bring it to a local solid waste facility or transfer station.
Whitehorse and Watson Lake residents can bring household hazardous waste to their local solid waste facility free of charge on annual collection days.
Find out if your transfer station accepts household hazardous waste. You can also phone: 867-667-8945 or toll free in the Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, extension 8945, to find out about disposing household hazardous waste in your community.
Household hazardous waste accepted in the Yukon
- Aerosol cans
- Brake fluid
- Driveway sealant
- Empty compressed gas cylinders
- Fluorescent tubes (fewer than 40)
- Gasoline and diesel
- Glues and adhesives
- Hair dye
- Household cleaners
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Mildew remover
- Motor oil
- Motor vehicle batteries
- Nail polish and remover
- Oil filters
- Paint remover
- Paint thinner
- Perfume and cologne
- Pool chemicals
- Rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol
- Scouring powder
- Smoke alarms
- Stains and sealants
- Thermostats with mercury
- Windshield washer fluid
Household hazardous waste not accepted
- Asbestos and AC pipes and fittings
- Biohazardous waste (like needles)
- Commercial hazardous waste (more than 80 litres or 50 kilograms)
- Compressed gases
- Fluorescent tubes (over 40)
- Full compressed gas cylinders
- Pharmaceutical waste (like medications). You can bring your biohazardous and pharmaceutical waste to your nearest hospital or nursing station.
Dispose of commercial hazardous waste
Commercial hazardous waste is large volumes of industrial material like asbestos, AC pipes and fittings. See the Special Waste Regulations for detailed information.
- Contact a Yukon private business specializing in commercial hazardous waste removal; or
- Get a permit to remove special or commercial hazardous waste.
Find specific disposal information
- Biomedical waste guidelines and requirements
- Dust suppressants
- Oil water separators
- Waste oil
Storing and transporting hazardous waste
- Storage and handling special waste
- Spill regulations and reporting
- Spill response plans and sample spill response plan
- Transporting special waste
Turn in polluters
Contact Turn in Poachers and Polluters (TIPP) if you see or suspect someone illegally dumping hazardous waste.