Raven Recycling sets re opening day

Raven Recycling sets re-opening day Raven Recycling will re-open its drop-off service on May 19.

Raven Recycling will re-open its drop-off service on May 19.

“We’re excited to be re-opening the public drop-off and look forward to seeing people and their recycling,” said executive director Joy Snyder in a news release.

There will be two small changes to the service, which were designed to allow the society to collect more revenue from the paper products that are recycled.

Upon the re-opening, newspaper will be recycled separately, and boxboard and brown paper bags will be mixed in with cardboard.

The drop-off bins have been shuttered since October, when the society said it could no longer afford to subsidize the recycling of unprofitable materials.

Raven made the decision to re-open last month, after both the Yukon government and the City of Whitehorse pitched in with short-term funding boosts and help getting rid of stockpiled paper and plastics.

The governments and recycling processors continue to work on a permanent solution to ensure adequate funding for recycling in the territory. Part of that plan includes curbside recycling pick up for Whitehorse homes.

The city is currently working on preparing a contract for that service, which will be put out for tender once it is ready.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Canada Games Centre readies for skaters, swimmers

Second phase of rec centre reopening starts Aug. 3

Pedalling the Yukon’s lakes

Water bikes come north

CYFN, YG launch awareness campaign after drop in calls to family and children’s services

Officials say there’s concern COVID-19 measures have isolated children from people providing oversight

Possible COVID-19 exposure in Dawson City and Whitehorse

Anyone who has developed symptoms is asked to self-isolate

Yukon Party calls for all-party committee on school reopening plan

Legislature would need to be reconvened for committee to be created

City hall, briefly

A look at decisions made by Whitehorse city council this week. Tennis… Continue reading

Cancan show to return to Gerties

The Klondike Visitors Association announced in a press release on July 29… Continue reading

Air North named best airline

Tripadvisor named Air North the Travellers’ Choice Best Airline in Canada 2020… Continue reading

Community banking services to move to CIBC

A number of Yukon communities will see changes in banking this fall… Continue reading

Majority of Yukon businesses don’t have employees working remotely during COVID-19, survey says

Less than a third of businesses have any portion of their workforce working remotely

More than a dozen speak out on zoning change

Nearly all express support for Pelly Construction’s plans

City accepts funding to address homelessness

$46,000 will go towards 100 Homes campaign

2020 Yukon Energy Road Cycling Championships bring plenty of competitive spirit

The U15 boys GC came down to a sprint to the finish of the final stage

Most Read