All Garbage and Recycling Services in the town are conducted by the Eastern Regional Service Board. For the Town of Holyrood, garbage collection occurs every Wednesday with recycling every second Wednesday. Note: The day of collection is subject to change in the event of a holiday or bad weather. We will communicate these changes to the public through our social media channels and website prior to a date change. For your collection calendar please visit this link: Collection Calendar
- Regular Collection: Every Wednesday
- Recycling: Bi-Weekly (please check ERSB calendar for the dates)
- Bulk Garbage Pick-Up: The next scheduled bulk pick-up is: Wednesday, Aug 30, 2023
- Bags must be placed at the curb by 7 a.m., not farther than 4.5 meters (15 feet) from the edge of the pavement
- Garbage and recycling bags must be regular size (66 cm x 82.5 cm)
- A limit of 5 garbage bags can be set out for collection
- 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
- Waste must be accessible and boxes free of snow/debris
Not accepted for curb-side collection
- Bulk waste
- Household hazardous waste
- Fish nets and rope
- Containers of liquid
Bulk Garbage Collection
- There is no bag limit for recycling
- All recycling must be sorted into rinsed mixed containers and paper products
- Place rinsed mixed containers in a transparent blue bag
- Place paper products in a separate transparent blue bag
- Place both bags at the curb or roadside with your black bag garbage on your scheduled bi-weekly collection day
- For a list of items permitted through the curbside recycling program please visit: www.easternregionalserviceboard.com/residents/recycling
Bulk Garbage Collection
Bulk Garbage is collected in the Town of Holyrood two times per year, Spring and Fall. Please check your Collection Calendar to see your bulk collection date as it changes each year. For a complete list of items you can and cannot put on the curb for bulk collection can be found by visiting: https://easternregionalserviceboard.com/residents/bulk-waste/
Bulk Collection Guidelines
- Place items at your own curb by 7 a.m. on your designated bulk waste collection day. Only your household’s items should be at the curb.
- Place bulk items next to your garbage box or where waste is normally placed for weekly collection.
- Separate metal items from other bulk waste (such as furniture).
- Do not stack items.
- All items must be bagged or bundled and tied. Scattered or loose items will not be collected.
- Individual items must not exceed a maximum of 22 kg (50 lb).
- A maximum of 226 kg (500 lbs) or one pick-up load (whichever is less) will be collected from each household.
- Bulk items remaining curbside after collection is complete could result in a penalty. The cost of returning to remove the material and ensure its proper disposal will be charged to the property owner.
More information to come soon.
Household hazardous waste is anything in your house that is poisonous, corrosive, flammable, or explosive. When not disposed of properly, it can harm the health and safety of you and your family, sanitation workers, municipal infrastructure, and the environment we all share.
Hazardous materials do NOT belong with regular household garbage. If you must use hazardous products, then you must also practice safe disposal.
Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
In partnership with volunteer fire departments, the Eastern Regional Service Board holds collection events in select communities in eastern Newfoundland. Events are for households. Waste will not be accepted from contractors or businesses. Events will be held at the local Fire Hall, unless an alternate location is noted. Please check back in the spring for the locations of 2022 events!
Safety and Handling of Hazardous Materials
- Keep materials in their original, labelled containers
- Avoid mixing different products together
- Seal all containers tightly
- Transport materials in the trunk of your car
- Carry materials in an open-topped box
- Wear protective gloves
- Aerosol cans
- Antifreeze coolants
- Butane, lighters with contents
- Cleaning products
- Contact cement
- Ethanol & methanol
- Fertilizers, herbicides, and fungicides
- Flea powder
- Fluorescent light bulbs
- Gasoline, kerosene, and propane
- Nail polish and nail polish remover
- Motor oil and filters
- Razors and straight blades
- Paint (container must be readable, free from rust)
- Paint thinner
- Pool chemicals
- Rubbing alcohol
- Rust remover
- Stains and varnishes
- Explosives and ammunition
- Biomedical waste (ex: syringes)
- Industrial, commercial, and institutional waste
- Radioactive waste
- Empty paint cans that can be disposed of during regular curbside collection
- Regular household waste or recyclables