Mt. Lorne Transfer Station

Winter Hours

Start October 15th

Saturday/Sunday 10 - 6

Monday 7 - 3

Summer Hours

Start April 8th

Friday 7 - 3

Saturday/Sunday 10 - 6

Monday 7 - 3


Please note that returns will not be available after 3pm on all days!!!

garbage is
a state of mind






Local artist's funky song about our Free Store







(aka Mile 9 Dump, Mt. Lorne Dump, Robinson Dump)

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garbage is a state of mind (blog)

The purpose of the Mount Lorne Transfer Station (TS) is to deal with waste in a responsible manner. As much as possible, and in a fluctuating post-consumer industry, we try to minimize actual waste and maximize materials finding their way back into production or extended use. We are interested in the diversion of materials from landfills or (egad!) roadsides and other property. We explore and sometimes manage ways and means to reduce the flow and volume of things into waste streams that might appear to have no use.

This reduces pollution, landfill seepage, landfill size, habitat destruction, greenhouse gas emissions, and costs.

You can help! The main factor in ensuring we can continue to handle materials efficiently is se-par-a-tion. Keep recyclables separate and keep an eye on what materials are being collected. We know, it changes, and it would be great if it didn’t, but we have to work with the changing markets for materials.

Why is that you say? Recycling centers want more separation of materials because recycling centers sell recyclables so they make their way to industries that use them as raw materials to manufacture new products. The more separated the recyclables are the higher the selling price. Conscientious recyclers will therefore separate #1 P.E.T.E. plastic into its own category as this material can sell for more than mixed plastic. But P.E.T.E. plastic can go in with all the other plastic as well. There is a P.E.T.E Only bin at the TS.

And volume is key. Above all, we ask Yukoners who use the TS to think about how to reduce the amount of materials going into the garbage – into the blue compactor. Can there be further separation? Can something be fixed or left at the Free Store in case someone else can fix it? Can it be traded, sold, or given away? The amount of materials coming to the TS can sometimes exceed our ability to deal with it as well as we would like to. One fix is compost. Compostable matter comprises the majority of most people’s garbage and is one of the main reasons that garbage is heavy, messy, smelly and dirty. It is much cleaner and easier to just put all food scraps and leftovers into a bucket with a lid. Your remaining “garbage” is lighter, smaller, and way less messy. And you have compost for your or your neighbour’s garden.

We’re working on being more efficient, increasing separation, and on promoting ways to make better use of things that still have a use.

Because we are not a landfill, we cannot handle large items like mattresses, vehicles, couches, building materials, etc. These should go to the landfills in Whitehorse, Marsh Lake, Tagish or Carcross. Reusable items that are not reusable, like mattresses and furniture in not very good shape cannot go into the dumpsters for transfer. We have to transfer them to other landfills. Please sort that out for us! Make sure that items dropped off for reuse are actually reusable or you will be asked to take them to another site that can deal with these items.

If you have household hazardous waste, tires, or special items, speak to the attendant before dropping it off. We’re happy to help.

Funding and support for the TS comes from Yukon Government, Community Services. We also earn some revenue from the deposits on beverage containers (and a little bit more when people donate them to us).

Thank you all for helping us recycle and divert as much as we can.

Things you can recycle:

  • Corrogated Cardboard
  • White Styrofoam (clean)
  • Plastic #1(often clear, P.E.T.E.)
  • Plastic #2 (cloudy or white)
  • Hard Plastics (all other)
  • Beverage Containers (glass, plastic, tetrapak, aluminum, tin)
  • Soft Plastics (plastic bags, packaging, shrink wrap, bubble wrap etc.)
  • Put plastic bags into one larger plastic bag or inside other plastic containers so they don’t blow around.
  • Tin Cans
  • Glass Jars
  • Paper (white, coloured, glossy, newsprint, boxboard)
  • Metal
  • Wood (no PWF, chipwood, pressboard)
  • Organics (animal and vegetable waste: cat litter, dog waste, straw bedding, wood ashes (including nails), contaminated paper that can't be recycled i.e. toilet paper, small yard waste)
  • Tires
  • Brush
  • Electronics
  • Household Hazardous Waste
  • FreeStore: Anything that can fit in your vehicle and still be used or needs minor repair: Clothes, tools, equipment, books, toys, dishes, household, materials, etc.


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