Are you a resident or business owner in Whistler? Learn how to live in bear country.
Compactor sites at Function Junction and Nesters take trash, recycling of all kinds and compost. There’s also a Re-Use-It Centre at the FJ site, as well as a Re-Build-It Centre near the end of Alpha Lake Road. For more information, click here.
No vehicle to get your trash to the compactor site? These services are available in Whistler for a fee:
Georges’ War Wagon – Refuse Removal
For: household garbage, or construction debris
Call: Mike Cook at 604-721-4875 (cell)
RMOW Solid Waste Bylaw
Whistler Specific Resources
Download brochures and flyers for home, recreation or your business. These are specifically designed for Whistler residents, businesses and visitors.
Bear Smart Whistler Resident’s Guide – download
Composting in Bear Country – download
Bear Viewing: Where to find bears and how to behave while viewing them. Download a brochure here – print in color, both sides, then fold twice.
Camping in Bear Country – download full colour brochure, printed on 8.5 x 11 front & back, folded twice.
Business & other commercial applications:
Whistler Businesses – download folding brochure.
Restaurants: Bear Smart Program.
Bear-proofing Garbage Enclosures – click here.
- Whistler Garbage Enclosure Design Guidelines
- Solid Waste Bylaw No. 2139, 2017 and Solid Waste Amendment Bylaw No. 2175, 2018.
Construction Site Management Strategy – download.
Guidelines for Bear Smart Buildings – download.