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WASTE MANAGEMENT

Garbage and Recycling collecting services are provided by the Eastern Regional Service Board.
To report a missed collection, please contact the board and provide your community and civic address or description of your property.
Contact Info:
255 Majors Path, Suite 3
St. John’s, NL A1A 0L5
Tel: 709-579-7960
Fax: 709-579-5392
Email: info@ersbnl.ca


WASTE COLLECTION GUIDELINES

  • Bags must be placed at the curb by 7 a.m., not farther than 15 metres from the edge of the pavement
  • Garbage and recycling bags must be regular size (66 cm x 82.5 cm)
  • Each bag must not weigh more than 20 kg/45 lbs
  • Regular garbage can be placed in any solid colour garbage bag
  • A transparent blue bag must only be used for recyclable materials
  • Bundled materials must be less than 1.5 metres (4 feet) in length
  • Sharp objects (i.e. broken glass, needles, knives) must be in a puncture-proof container and clearly marked “broken glass” or “sharps”
  • Do not leave any items not intended for waste collection near the garbage box or collection area or they may be collected as weekly or bulk waste
  • Check your collection calendar for local bag limits
  • Waste must be accessible and boxes free of snow / debris

Not accepted for curbside collection:

  • Bulk waste
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Fish nets and rope
  • Containers of liquid

REJECTED WASTE

Waste that does not meet these requirements may be left behind. Check for an orange tag indicating the reason waste was not collected. Once remedied, it will be removed on the following collection day.

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RECYLING

SORT. RECYCLE. REPEAT.

Sorting your waste into the three waste streams is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Place rinsed mixed containers in a transparent blue bag.
  2. Place paper products in a separate transparent blue bag.
  3. Place both bags at the curb or roadside with your black bag garbage on your scheduled bi-weekly collection day.

Don’t Forget to Reduce and Reuse

With a little more thought, we can all take small steps to change our habits and reduce the amount of waste that ends up in our landfills. By reducing first, we avoid making waste in the first place. Reusing allows us to divert waste from the landfill by giving items a new life—or a new home.

ACCEPTED MIXED CONTAINERS

METAL CONTAINERS

  • Aluminum cans
  • Disposable foil containers
  • Steel/tin cans and lids
  • Aluminum trays

PAPER CONTAINERS

  • Milk cartons
  • Gable top cartons
  • Tetra boxes
  • Juice cartons

PLASTIC CONTAINERS

  • Beverage containers
  • Tubs and lids
  • Food containers and bottles
  • Flower pots
  • Household cleaner bottles
  • Toiletry bottles
  • Trays and clamshells

ACCEPTED PAPER PRODUCTS

CARDBOARD

  • Corrugated boxes
  • Packaging materials

BOXBOARD

  • Drink and coffee trays
  • Egg cartons
  • Food boxes
  • Gift boxes
  • Paper towel rolls
  • Shoe boxes
  • Toilet paper rolls

MIXED PAPER

  • Books (hard covers removed)
  • Computer paper
  • Construction paper
  • Envelopes
  • Exercise books
  • Glossy paper
  • Loose leaf
  • Magazines and catalogues
  • Newspapers and flyers
  • Paper bags
  • Phone books
  • Sticky notes

BLACK BAG IT!

PLASTIC

  • Bags
  • Bottle caps
  • Bubble envelopes
  • Candy and granola bar wrappers
  • CD and DVDs and cases
  • Chip and snack bags
  • Cutlery
  • Individual condiment packages
  • Plastic wrap and baggies
  • Straws

PAPER

  • Coffee cups and take-out drink containers
  • Gift bags and wrapping paper
  • Paper napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Tissues
  • Wax paper

OTHER

  • Glass jars
  • Sharp objects (e.g. needles, knives, broken glass) in a puncture-proof container and marked as “broken glass” or “sharps”
  • Blankets and bed sheets
  • Ceramic dishes
  • Clothing
  • Diapers
  • Empty aerosol cans. Not empty? It’s hazardous waste.
  • Empty paint cans. Not empty? It’s hazardous waste.
  • Food waste (Learn to compost)
  • Full or unopened food containers
  • Kitty litter
  • Laundry baskets and hampers
  • Pet food bags
  • Pots and pans
  • Styrofoam
  • Dry paint tins
  • Toys