Raven Recycling is the Yukon’s only social enterprise recycling facility, serving the general public and businesses in Whitehorse, and providing processing facilities for all Yukon communities.
For general inquiries, please call us at (867)-667-7269 ext 0 to speak with our administrator.
Our mailing address:
100 Galena Rd
Hours of Operation
Please see our COVID-19 Updates page for information on service changes.
Raven Recycling is closed on statutory holidays.
|Hours of Operation||Monday||Tuesday||Wednesday||Thursday||Friday||Saturday||Sunday|
|Bottle Depot||9:00 - 5:00||9:00 - 5:00||9:00 - 5:00||9:00 - 5:00||9:00 - 5:00||9:00 - 5:00||Closed|
|Scrap Metals |
(Closed 12-1 for lunch)
|8:30 - 4:00||8:30 - 4:00||8:30 - 4:00||8:30 - 4:00||8:30 - 4:00||Closed||Closed|
|E-Waste Collection||8:00 - 4:00||8:00 - 4:00||8:00 - 4:00||8:00 - 4:00||8:00 - 4:00||Closed||Closed|
|Administration||8:00 - 3:00||8:00 - 3:00||8:00 - 3:00||8:00 - 3:00||8:00 - 3:00||Closed||Closed|
About Raven Recycling
Created in 1989 by a group of volunteers who wanted to see recycling happen in the Yukon, Raven has been offering recycling services to the territory ever since!
Raven Recycling Society is a non-profit social enterprise. This means we operate much like a business, but put all profits back into achieving our goal of Zero Waste.
We are separate from all levels of government and do not receive core government funding. Raven is governed by a volunteer board of directors, and we provide roughly 30 well paid non-government jobs.
The Yukon community (including individuals, organizations, businesses and governments) achieves Zero Waste at a cost that justifies the financial cost, and the social and environmental impact.
Zero Waste is a goal and philosophy that maximizes product lifespan and resource life-cycle of all materials and minimizes the negative impacts of resource use on land, air and water.
How is recycling paid for?
Some of our revenue comes from sale of commodities. We also manage service contracts for the Yukon Government such as the Recycling Club for Kids and we operate both a BCR Depot and a regional E-Waste Collection Depot.
We also operate businesses such as Papersave commercial paper pickup and Raven Scrap Metals. The rest of our revenues come from diversion credits offered by Yukon Government and the City of Whitehorse, as well as grants and other competitive funding.
Apart from the normal costs of doing business, all our revenues are used to cover our social costs. This includes subsidizing the costs of recycling non-refundable materials such as packaging and printed paper, providing educational programs, supporting local innovative solutions and paying a fair wage to our employees.