Whistler strives to be a “zero-waste” community. Reducing, Reusing and Recycling is encouraged. Due to a large wildlife population, Whistler does not have door-to-door garbage pick-up. There is zero tolerance for littering in and around Whistler, and if caught you could find yourself with an expensive fine. Your building may have a garbage dumpster or other facilities, or you may have to transport your waste to local garbage & recycling depots. Be aware of bears! Bears will eat your garbage, so be sure to keep it secure indoors until you are able to take it to the depot.
There are two locations in Whistler where you can take your garbage and recycling. One is in Function Junction at the south end of town, and the other is at 8001 Nester’s Road in the north end.
For Garbage Collection Information, see the RMOW Website
Things that can be recycled include paper, plastic, metal, glass, batteries, electronics, kitchen and yard waste, and much more. For a complete list of what items can be recycled please see the RMOW Website.
The Nester’s depot location also has a bottle depot, so you can get some money back for your empty beverage containers and electronics. See http://www.regionalrecycling.ca/whistler for hours and information.
The depots also collect organic material such as food scraps to turn into soil which can be purchased for your garden. For more information on how and what to compost, click here
Instead of throwing things you no longer need away, why not let someone else use them? Whistler has two facilities where you can donate items you no longer need:
Whistler’s ReUse-It Centre accepts used items that are clean, in good shape and in good working order, such as clothes, sporting goods, small appliances, toys, etc. It is also a great place to pick up items you may need, for a good price. All proceeds support Whistler Community Services Society programs. The Re-Use-It Centre is located in Function Junction at 1003 Lynham Road and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. See their website for more information.
The Re-Build-It Centre accepts donations of used building materials, carpets, furniture, shelves, appliances, lighting and more, and is also a great place to pick up these items for cheap. All sales support Whistler Community Services Society programs. Open 7 days per week from 10am-5pm. It’s located at 103-1400 Alpha Lake Road (On the left, just past Delish Cafe, next to Whistler Printing and Walsh Restoration). See their website for more information or call 604-932-1125.
Their is no garbage pick up in Pemberton and you can bring your garbage to The Pemberton Household Garbage and Recycling Station located in the industrial park. The hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1-6PM and Saturday and Sunday, 10AM-5PM. Click here for more information.
You can arrange to have your garbage picked up by Carney’s Waste. Click here for more information.