Recycling surcharges on tires, electronics and electrical items

How do I participate?

Participate in the online survey between December 6, 2017 and February 1, 2018. 

Attend a public meeting:

January 9, 2018
Ballroom at Westmark Whitehorse

Open house between 5 and 6 p.m.
Facilitated discussion between 6 and 8 p.m.

Electronics and electrical products
January 10, 2018
Ballroom at Westmark Whitehorse

Open house between 5 and 6 p.m.
Facilitated discussion between 6 and 8 p.m.

If you live in a community outside Whitehorse, please let us know if you are interested in participating remotely by emailing and we will explore options. 

What is 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.

Where can I find related information?

In 2014, the Government of Yukon engaged the public to get their feedback on adding surcharges to recyclables in order to prevent illegal dumping.

Read the full What We Heard document. [Link to 2014 What We Heard document]

 YG Recycles

Where can I find results?

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

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