Waste management and reduction

Recycle and dispose of items the right way with Waste Wizard tool below. If you can’t find a disposal option, email zerowaste@whistler.ca to discuss.

Imagine a future where Whistler waste is kept out of the landfill. That’s the goal with moving towards zero waste.

We have some work to do to reach zero waste as a community, and we need your help. In 2020, we sent 11,607 tonnes of waste to the landfill which is the smallest amount of waste we have ever sent to the landfill! However, these changes were due to COVID-19 and we need to keep finding ways to reduce the amount of waste we create.

Let’s disrupt our habits, reduce our waste and love this place.

Reduce and reuse. Then recycle.

Reducing waste doesn’t have to be complicated. Using simple steps, we can all reduce, reuse, recycle and compost most of the waste we produce. Find tips to reduce waste at home.


Learn about recycling at home and how to dispose of hazardous wastes such as batteries, solvents and compressed gas.

Composting and yard waste

Learn how to compost food scraps and organics, as well as dispose yard waste.


Learn what should go into the garbage bin and where it goes after.

Waste facilities

Whistler has a variety of facilities for residents, stratas and businesses to drop off their recycling, compost, yard waste and landfill waste.

Waste bylaws and plans

Whistler’s goal is to continuously reduce land-filled waste and strive for zero waste. Learn more about the bylaws, policies and plans that guide solid waste management in Whistler.

Waste management for businesses

Did you know business owners and property managers are required to provide compost, recycling and landfill garbage collection? Use these resources to help you streamline systems, divert more waste and reduce costs.

Waste Wizard

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What is zero waste?

As outlined in the Official Community Plan, zero waste is a goal to guide people to change their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use. Zero waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them


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