Garden debris burning not permitted
Burning garden debris is not allowed in Whistler.
There are convenient ways to dispose of yard waste. Yard waste drop-off and community chipper day services keep yard waste out of the landfill, support homeowners' FireSmart activities and protect Whistler's air quality.
From April to November residential (non-commercial) yard waste can be dropped off free of charge at the Whistler Waste Depots daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The following items are accepted:
- Grass, leaves, branches (up to 10 cm in diameter), twigs
- Weeds, flowers and house plants (no pots) with dirt shaken off
- Minimal dirt or sand
These materials are not accepted in the yard waste bin:
- Dirt and gravel
- Plastic bags
- Paving stone or concrete
- Wood with paint or glue
- Plywood or fiberboard
Invasive plants are accepted, but must be separated into heavy duty bags for safe disposal into the garbage to landfill compactor. Please limit loads to no more than a small pick-up truck as bin space and servicing is limited.
Waste Transfer Station Yard Waste Drop Off
Residents can drop off yard waste year-round , and commercial landscapers must drop off yard waste at the Waste Transfer Station in the Callaghan Valley. Tipping fees apply.
Invasive plants are accepted, but must be separated into heavy duty bags for safe disposal into the garbage to landfill compactor.
Ensuring you have a FireSmart property is a key line of defensive against forest fires. The Community Chipper Service has begun for 2019, for more information go to FireSmart your property.