The Eastern Regional Services Board (ERSB) has been created by the Province to deliver regional municipal services. In 2009 the ERSB was given a mandate to ensure the efficient delivery of modern waste management services throughout communities in the Eastern Region of Newfoundland and Labrador. This is the implementation of the Provincial Solid Waste Management Strategy. ERSB has closed 38 of the 42 landfills in the Eastern Region and re-directed waste to the Regional Integrated Waste Management Facility located at Robin Hood Bay. Additionally, the board is responsible for the management of services delivered to the Eastern Region including curbside/roadside collection of garbage and recyclables, waste recovery facilities, bulk item pick up, and household hazardous waste events. The ERSB provides these services through its Eastern Waste Management division.
In 2015, the Province announced the creation of a Regional Water and Wastewater System Operator Pilot Program under the Community Sustainability Partnership. This is a three and a half year pilot program from October 2015 to March 31, 2019.
The Eastern Regional Service Board was established under the legislative authority contained in the Regional Service Board Act, 2012.