Cavendish Waste Recovery Facility will be closed Sat., July 20. Please visit the Careers section for current openings.

Oversized Items collection appointments can be booked for Smith Sound until July 22 and Pouch Cove until July 24. Other areas to follow.

Clarenville Transfer Station

The Clarenville Transfer Station provides waste disposal services for commercial waste collected in the Smith Sound region. Waste is then transferred to the regional facility at Robin Hood Bay. The facility is an important step in protecting the environment, improving waste management processes in the region, and reducing costs for communities.

Hours of Operation (Commercial)

Monday–Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Gates will be closed 15 minutes before the facility closes
  • Commercial haulers are encouraged to call our office before arriving at the site to ensure material will be accepted.
* Please note Facility is closed on Statutory Holidays

Our terms of use

  • Commercial operators must have a valid permit attached to the vehicle and are responsible for renewing permits annually.
  • Vehicles will be weighed at the facility.
  • The following CSA-approved Personal Protective Equipment is required to be worn at all times: safety vest, hard hat, safety boots, and safety glasses.
  • Site visitors are asked to adhere to our respectful workplace program at our facilities. Click for details.

Social distancing measures also remain in place:

  • Maintain a safe physical distance of 2m (6ft) from staff and other visitors.
  • If you are feeling unwell, stay home.
  • Limit of 2 vehicles allowed on site at a time.
  • Maximum of 2 persons per vehicle allowed on site.


  • Municipal solid waste
  • Properly separated and bagged recyclable materials
  • Construction and demolition waste (unless included in the list of items not accepted)


  • Concrete, earthen material, bricks
  • Liquids
  • Nets, fishing lines, fishing ropes
  • Special waste, such as animal carcasses
  • Unsorted recyclables
  • Asbestos
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Off-the-road tires with a diameter of 24.5" or greater
  • Tires acceptable in MMSB's used tire program
  • ATV Tires
  • Beverage containers
  • Electronic goods, as accepted by the EPRA program
  • Biomedical waste
  • Specific risk material
  • Fuel storage tanks that cannot be visibly confirmed as empty
  • Naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORs)
  • Radioactive material
  • Loads on fire or smoldering
  • Loads that cannot be sorted onsite as required by the site attendant
  • Individual items that weigh more than 45lbs will not be offloaded in the building
  • Soot, ash, sawdust, burnt material(s)
  • Any items not accepted at Robin Hood Bay

Robin Hood Bay Regional Landfill

Commercial and municipal waste haulers with a valid permit may also choose to disposal of waste at Robin Hood Bay.