Message from the Staff at Mt Lorne Transfer Station

Hi Everybody!! Spring is coming and so are tipping fees. But did you know that 75% to 80% of household garbage is recyclable, meaning no disposal fees on recyclable stuff. So let’s help each other. Recycle more – pay less, win-win for you, us and the environment!!

Ask us for help on setting up home recycling stations to increase your recycling and to decrease your tipping fees.

Please find below a link to the Yukon Government web page with information regarding the implementation and initial price schedule for  tipping fees. Below the link is the information from that Web site, if you don’t want to go looking for it.

https://yukon.ca/en/waste-and-recycling/garbage/find-out-about-tipping-fees-rural-communities

Find out about tipping fees in rural communities

When will fees be introduced?

Starting in April 2020, tipping fees will come into effect at the following dumps:

  • Tagish
  • Deep Creek
  • Mount Lorne
  • Carcross
  • 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 are 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 later in March.

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.

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