Given the current situation and worries about COVID-19 we will be updating this section with news from Raven.
June 4, 2020 – Survey Results
While we were closed, we surveyed the public in order to gauge the impact of recycling services in the Yukon. We had an overwhelming response, and here’s some of what you said:
June 1, 2020
Scrap Metals is now open Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4 (closed for lunch 12-1).
We are now accepting non-ferrous and ferrous metals, weekdays only. See the Metals page for current pricing.
The bottle depot is open Monday to Saturday 9 to 5.
The depot has new physical distancing measures, including a limit on the number of customers in the depot at any given time. Not more than five customers at a time, please wait outside if there are too many customers lined up.
We have also made the following changes to our public drop off area:
Donations of refundables can be dropped off outside the building. Please separate glass bottles. Milk cartons and tetra pack beverage containers can also be donated. Donations to Raven are currently being shared with Humane Society Yukon.
We are accepting textiles for recycling during depot hours. Please bring textiles in through the doors at that end of the depot.
Paper is now sorted into three categories – white office, other paper products, and brown paper, which includes cardboard, boxboard and all brown paper.
Both hard and soft plastics, and non refundable tetra paks are now together in one bunker.
Going forward, we will no longer be collecting styrofoam as there is no viable market.
The E-waste depot is open to accept electronics.
We appreciate your understanding and your dedication to recycling. We hope that these changes will help to shine a light on the importance of the other two Rs, Reducing and Reusing, which are more important than recycling to lowering our overall environmental impact.