Curbside garbage pick-up is not provided in Whistler, because open garbage causes significant problems for wildlife in our community. Many residents are also only here on weekends, and curbside collection is significantly more expensive than the current depot system.
Depots are open for single family residents and residential complexes of less than 12 units who pay the annual Operation Fee. The depots are maintained by a contractor on behalf of the RMOW and the hours are from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. daily.
- Function Junction Depot - 1001 Lynham Road
- Nesters Depot - 8010 Nesters Road
Whistler’s depots have an onsite attendant and operate from 7:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. daily, including holidays. More information about the depots can be found here.
The following items are not accepted at the depot sites and must be taken to the Waste Transfer Station in the Callaghan Valley:
- Large Appliances
- Construction waste
- Large items, including furniture and mattresses
- Commercial waste
- Yard waste is accepted only at the Nester's depot from April to November
Solid Waste Bylaw
To limit human-bear conflict, Whistler has a Solid Waste Bylaw. This bylaw provides definitions for wildlife attractants and imposes fines for improper storage, disposal, or dumping of garbage. Garbage and recycling must be stored indoors or in an approved wildlife proof container or wildlife proof storage area at all times, unless approved by the RMOW.
Learn about bears and garbage in Whistler.
Commercial businesses must hire a private contractor to provide garbage and recycling collection services.