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.
Function Junction Depot Free Yard Waste Drop Off
From April to November, residential (non-commercial) yard waste can be dropped off free of charge at the Function Junction Waste Depot daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Due to the COVID-19 safety and spacing protocols at the Nesters Depot, organic yard waste is currently only collected at the Function Junction Depot. This will reduce congestion at the Nesters Depot, and divert yard waste traffic to Function Junction where there is more space for the collection bins. We thank you for your understanding at this time.
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.