Recycling surcharges on tires, electronics and electrical items (closed)

This engagement is now closed. It ran from 2017-12-08 to 2018-02-01.

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We will post a report summarizing feedback from this engagement on this website and on YG Recycles in spring 2018.

What was this engagement about?

We are modernizing Yukon’s recycling system by amending the Designated Materials Regulation. The changes will apply surcharges on electronic and electrical products at the point of purchase. The surcharges you already pay on new tires will change and new tire categories will be added. The goal of these changes is to encourage people to take their old tires, electronics and electrical items to the landfill or recycling depot and keep these items out of Yukon’s wild spaces, while also balancing the needs of retailers and businesses.

We want to hear your views on which products should be included, how much surcharges should be, and when these changes should come into effect.  

How will my input make a difference?

Your feedback will help us decide on the product categories, surcharge amounts and implementation date that work best for Yukoners.

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