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.
Residents are able to drop off garbage, recycling and compost at the following depots, which are maintained by a contractor on behalf of the RMOW:
- 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:
- Construction waste
- Yard waste and brush
- Large items, including furniture and mattresses
- Commercial waste
Do not leave items outside the bins. Minimum fines of $2,000 are enforced for illegal dumping as per RMOW Bylaw 1861, 2008. Please report incidents of illegal dumping to the RMOW at 604-932-5535.
Garbage Disposal and Wildlife Attractants Bylaw
To limit human-bear conflict, Whistler has a Garbage Disposal and Wildlife Attractants 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 resistant container or wildlife resistant storage area at all times.
Learn about bears and garbage in Whistler.
Commercial businesses must hire a private contractor to provide garbage and recycling collection services.
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