Solid Waste Disposal

The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is committed to diverting waste from the landfill. To continue to move Whistler towards its goal of zero waste, we need support from residents, visitors, public organizations and businesses. 

Whistler is located in the Squamish Lillooet Regional District (SLRD) which manages solid waste for the region. In British Columbia, regional districts are required by the Environmental Management Act to develop solid waste management plans. The SLRD's solid waste management plan seeks to reduce the region's per capita waste by 67 per cent (from 1990s levels) with the overall goal of zero waste from the region.

Updates to solid waste tipping fees at Whistler Waste Transfer Station take effect February 1, 2017. Read more.



Garbage Disposal

Drop off garbage at the Function Junction and Nester’s depots. Large items must be dropped off at the Waste Transfer Station in the Callaghan Valley, including commercial construction debris, yard waste, wood waste and large household items.

Recycling Depot in Whistler

Drop off items for recycling, including cardboard, paper, Styrofoam, plastics, metals and glass, at the Function Junction and Nester's depots.


Composting in Whistler

The composting facility turns garbage into highly fertile, nutrient-rich top grade compost.


Curious about what to recycle, compost or send to landfill? Signage for different solid waste streams has been developed to standardize diversion across the Sea to Sky Corridor. If you are a business or strata, please use the new signage  for your garbage and recycling containers.


Infrastructure Services