Public Drop Off
Raven Recycling operates a free public drop off, making it easier than ever to recycle!
What Do We Accept?
We accept the following items at our free public drop off area:
• Corrugated cardboard
• Mixed paper: coloured paper, newsprint, envelopes, magazines, boxboard, Kraft paper, etc.
• White office paper: white letter, computer or copy paper and envelopes
• Tin cans
• Mixed plastics: We accept all plastics, regardless of type: hard plastic containers, soft plastic packaging, ice cream containers, non-refundable tetra-paks (e.g. soup stock)
• Refundable donations: donations of cans, bottles, milk containers and other ready-to-drink beverage containers
During Depot opening hours, we also take:
• Batteries (alkaline, Lithium, Li-ion & Ni-Cad batteries. Lead-acid batteries go to Scrap Metals)
• Eye glasses
• Candle ends
• Wood wine corks
• Aluminum foil & pie plates
• Cardboard egg cartons (No styrofoam or plastic, please)
• Newspaper (newsprint only. No magazines, printer or construction paper)
We DO NOT ACCEPT the following materials:
• Polystyrene foam AKA Styrofoam
• Non-refundable glass jars and containers (e.g. pickle or sauce jars, olive oil bottles, etc.)
• Light bulbs
• Hazardous Waste (See Yukon Government’s list of hazardous waste materials here)
For small items (smaller than your hand) please try to keep them in a larger item so that we can recycle every bit you drop off. For example, small pieces of soft plastic could all go into a plastic bag and be recycled together in the “Soft Plastic” bin.
Most materials brought to Raven are hand-sorted by our team. We do not use large sorting machines, so information about recycling in other areas of Canada do not necessarily apply to what we accept!
Drop Off Hours
Our drop off area is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
A Note About Sorting
Before you bring anything to Raven, make sure your materials are:
• Rinsed (rinse dirty containers – they don’t need to sparkle)
• Dry (keep paper clean and dry)
• Sorted (separate different materials – e.g. remove plastic packaging from cardboard boxes)
This goes a long way in helping Raven continue to recycle as much as possible. Recycling is a global industry with volatile markets. To ensure our materials are worth something, we have to sort items properly and keep contamination low.