The Eastern Regional Service Board (ERSB) is currently seeking nominations for its Board of Directors. An election will take place in November. By now, communities should have received an information package via Canada Post. If not, please contact Bradley Power, Board Clerk/Outreach Coordinator at the contact information below.
Additional information and a list of key dates is included in the following downloadable information:
FIRE PROTECTION AND EMERGENCY SERVICES BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2017
SALMONIER LINE AND SURROUNDING AREAS INCLUDING: MIDDLE GULL POND, SOUTH WEST POND, THE WILDS, BELBIN MILL POND AND OLD PRISON CAMP
The Eastern Regional Service Board (ERSB) has been established by the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador to deliver regional municipal services in the eastern region. The province has given ERSB the mandate to extend fire and emergency services into unincorporated communities and cabin areas.
Beginning January 1, 2017 ERSB will be implementing fire protection and emergency services to the property owners in the above-named areas. The annual fee for this service is $50.00.
Property owners will be able to call the provincial 911 Emergency Dispatch to request a response to any emergencies in the area.
The goal of ERSB is to continue to partner with municipalities and local service districts to extend fire and emergency protection to all areas of the Eastern region that do not currently have access
to such services.
Should you wish to contact us regarding any service we provide, please call (709} 579-7960 or email us at email@example.com
Property owners are encouraged to contact to provide ERSB their contact information and property location.
St. John’s, NL. July 21 , 2016 - As part of its ongoing mandate, the Eastern Regional Service Board (ERSB) is continuing to implement waste collection services in un-serviced areas throughout eastern Newfoundland and Labrador.
For an annual fee of $180 - which is designed to cover the cost of the service - all property owners in eastern Newfoundland and Labrador will have access to weekly waste collection, biweekly recyclable collection, bulk pickup and household hazardous waste disposal.
"All real property owners require and use aspects of our services," said Ed Grant, Chair of Eastern Regional Service Board. "If unincorporated property owners do not pay for their service, it means other property owners within municipal boundaries are required to pay extra. We need to keep our province healthy and beautiful. It's up to all of us to take good care of the environment and ensure that generations to come are able to enjoy it just as much as we do."
The ERSB is made up of 20 elected officials and an appointed chair. It remains primarily focused on ensuring high quality, regionalized waste management services and facilities are available to all property owners in eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, and that waste management processes ensure the long term health and safety of residents and the environment.
One municipality that has seen the benefit of this approach is the Town of Holyrood.
"In the past, the Town of Holyrood has experienced waste from outside property owners being left in our town that has to be collected and paid for by our municipality and taxpayers." said Gary Corbett, Chief Administrative Office, Town of Holyrood. "Since the implementation of regionalized waste management services in the neighbouring areas around Holyrood, we have seen a significant decrease in illegal dumping and litter."
For more information on the Eastern Waste Management, visit: http://easternwaste.ca/.
The Eastern Regional Service Board (ERSB) has been established by the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador to develop and implement modern waste management practices in the eastern region. On June 7, 2016 ERSB started operating a Waste Recovery Facility on Old Brigus Road in Whitbourne. The Facility will provide convenient and free drop off of bulk items for residents in the area including items such as; appliances, furniture, electronics, car and truck tires (with rims removed), construction and demolition debris, shingles. Some of the items the facility does not accept include: materials that decompose, food items, clothing and recyclables. The site does not accept material from contractors, dump trailers, double axel trailers, and limits residents to 16 visits a year. No commercial material accepted. For a full list of acceptable and unacceptable items and parameters around accessing the facility please visit http://www.easternwaste.ca/services/waste-recovery-facilities/ .
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday and Thursday: noon – 4 pm
Saturday: 8 am to 4 pm
For more information please contact 709.579.7960 or
Expansion of waste collection services starting summer of 2016. Notices will start to appear in local newspapers with regards to the new service areas and canvassers will be going door to door in these new areas advising property owners of the service and the requirements. In these general areas:
Southern Shore: Horse Chops, Hell Hill Pond, Cape Pond Road, Birch Hill Pond, Old Shoe Cove Road/Chance Cove
Trinity Bay South: Holiday Hill Road, Highway 81 Markland to Colinet Road
Carbonear: Chapel Street
In addition we will be canvassing and collecting data in the following areas in preparation for the implementation of service in the summer of 2017 (these are the general areas below):
Roaches’ Line unincorporated area
Hodgewater Line unincorporated area
Peak Pond unincorporated area
Ocean Pond unincorporated area
Goulds Big Pond unincorporated area
Maher’s unincorporated area
Brigus Junction unincorporated area
Middle Gull Pond unincorporated area
Isthmus: Fair Haven Road
The annual fee is $180 and any area that has service implemented part way through a year will be prorated for that year. The service includes weekly garbage collection, biweekly recyclables collection, and annual bulk pick up events.
The Clarenville Transfer Station (CTS) is a brand new waste management facility that opened its doors to the public on January 2, 2016. The site handles municipal solid waste, commercial solid waste, residential bulk waste and recycling for transfer to a regional facility. The facility is an important step in protecting the environment, improving waste management processes in the region and reducing costs.
Eastern Regional Service Board, operating as Eastern Waste Management, has adopted the 2016 budget for the delivery of waste management services and the user fee structure that will be in effect in 2016.
A new community sustainability partnership was announced through Budget 2015 that will provide communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador with increased revenues and capacity supports. One of the priorities of the community sustainability partnership is to continue to ensure clean and safe drinking water for the residents of the province. Today, a contract to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that will assist in reducing Boil Water Advisories (BWAs) in Newfoundland and Labrador was awarded to Big East Engineering Inc.
The Provincial Government will continue to invest in the Provincial Solid Waste Management Strategy with a plan to complete a province-wide network of transfer stations and waste recovery facilities by 2020 and develop full-scale organic waste management infrastructure by 2025.
Building on the strong supports and significant investments the Provincial Government has made in our communities over the last decade, today, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced the outcomes of the fiscal framework review – a new community sustainability partnership. This partnership is more than just fiscal in nature; it will enhance supports to communities and strengthen the social and economic fabric of our regions.