Delivering your services in a pandemic

August 12, 2021 – Update

As we continue to monitor the Province’s guidelines to ensure ERSB is doing it’s part to protect the public. We are happy to be part of the continued efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19. Please review the following operational updates regarding Covid-19.

Waste Recovery Facilities and Clarenville Transfer Station:

We have made the decision to continue to require six feet physical distancing at all Waste Recovery Facilities until further notice to continue to reduce the risk of exposing staff and residents to the virus,. This applies to the Bay Bulls, Bell Island, Cavendish, Old Perlican, Harbour Grace, Placentia, Renews-Cappahayden, St. Joseph’s, Sunnyside, Clarenville and Whitbourne Waste Recovery Facilities.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will return to regular operations as soon as it is safe to do so. We will also provide regular updates as they arise.

The office at the commercial section of the Clarenville Transfer Station will continue to be closed to the public.

St. John's Location:

There is nothing more important to us than our customers, our communities, and our people. While the provincial mandate for wearing non-medical face masks at indoor public facilities is lifted, we will continue to require physical distancing of six feet when visiting the office. We also encourage visitors to the office at 255 Majors Path for counter service to continue to wear masks when visiting the office. In order to maintain social distancing requirements we will keep maintain a capacity limit, limiting 1 set of visitors in the reception area at a time and ask that visitors self monitor for COVID-19 symptoms as well.

We are living in unprecedented times, requiring continued vigilance to address the situation and we appreciate your support as we navigate through this pandemic together. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we will continue to monitor and provide updates.

Please check back regularly as we will be updating this page and our website as guidelines from the Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Department of Health and Community Services change (

The ERSB will continue to support all communities under our jurisdiction so we can continue to establish a waste management system that is affordable and that provides a tremendous service to all our communities.

Kindest regards,

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding and please stay safe