Oversized Items collection appointments can be booked anytime between now and July 5th for the following areas:

Carbonear (incl. Old Hwy, English Hill Ext. and Gadden’s Mash); Victoria, Hodgewater Line and Bristol's Hope. Other areas to follow.

Posted on Jun. 12, 2023

The Eastern Regional Service Board will transition to clear bags beginning January 1, 2024.

Customers will place their regular household waste out for collection in clear, see-through garbage bags. Every household will have the option to use one privacy bag each week. Clear bags have been in use in Central Newfoundland since 2015, Western Newfoundland and Mount Pearl since 2017, and St. John’s since 2022.

Studies show that using clear bags encourages proper sorting of materials, keeping recyclable items out of the garbage. This reduces the amount of waste going to landfill. Increasing recycling will ensure effective use of the fees collected from communities.

Using clear bags also helps protect the collectors and staff, allowing them to see and avoid any sharp or dangerous objects in the bag.

Although clear bags are months away from implementation, there is no better time to start than now. The ERSB would like to thank you in advance for your support in getting the message out to your residents and getting everyone involved in keeping our communities clean and healthy.

Please click to see ERSB pamphlet on clear bag campaign.

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