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About Us

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.

Covid-19 News

Given the current situation and worries about the novel coronavirus we will be updating this section every so often.

Monday 23 March:

Raven has made the decision to close our refund depot until further notice. In order to best protect the health of customers and staff, the depot will be closed effective immediately. P&M Recycling will also be closed until further notice.

Our 24-hour public drop off will be closed as of Wednesday, March 25. If you need to drop off non-refundable recycling please do so today or tomorrow and be sure to maintain a safe distance (2m) from other community members.

We will still be accepting commercial cardboard and recyclables from Yukon communities for the time being. Raven Scrap Metals remains closed until further notice.

E-waste collection remains open with reduced hours: Monday to Thursday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

The safety of our staff and community is our priority. Please stay home if you can – recycling can wait! If you are able to, please hang on to your recyclables until we are able to safely open and provide service again.

If you have questions please e-mail info@ravenrecycling.org or call us at the number below.

Thank you for your understanding as we work through this difficult time. We hope you are all keeping well.

– Raven Management

 

Contact Us

For general inquiries, please call us at (867)-667-7269 ext 0 to speak with our administrator.

Our mailing address:

100 Galena Rd
Whitehorse YT
Y1A 2W6

 

Hours of Operation

Our Free Public Drop Off will be temporarily closed, effective March 25, 2020.

Raven Recycling is closed on statutory holidays.

 

Hours of OperationMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Bottle Depot
*Temporarily Closed
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Scrap Metals
*Temporarily Closed
ClosedTemporarily ClosedTemporarily ClosedTemporarily ClosedTemporarily Closed Temporarily ClosedClosed
E-Waste Collection
8:00 -
4:00
8:00 -
4:00
8:00 -
4:00
8:00 -
4:00
Temporarily ClosedTemporarily ClosedClosed
Administration8:00 -
3:00
8:00 -
3:00
8:00 -
3:00
8:00 -
3:00
8:00 -
3:00
ClosedClosed

 

 

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.

 

Our Mission?

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.

 

If you have questions about our organization, contact us at info@ravenrecycling.org or call 667-7269!

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Funding Opportunities

The Yukon Environmental Training Fund supports training, retraining, upgrading and improving of skills for those employed by Yukon's environmental groups or working on environmental issues and activities in Yukon.