Curbside Collection you can count on

We provide weekly collection for regular household garbage and bi-weekly collection of recyclables to many communities in eastern Newfoundland.

Collection Guidelines:

  • Upcoming January 1, 2024 ERSB clear bag policy will be implemented
  • Bags must be placed at the curb by 7 a.m., not farther than 4.5 meters (15 feet) from the edge of the pavement
  • Garbage and recycling bags must be regular size (66 cm x 82.5 cm)
  • Each bag must not weigh more than 20 kg/45 lbs
  • Regular garbage must be placed in clear see-through garbage bags
  • Every household will have the option to use one privacy bag each week
  • A transparent blue bag must only be used for recyclable materials
  • Bundled materials must be less than 1.5 metres (4 feet) in length
  • Sharp objects (i.e. broken glass, needles, knives) must be in a puncture-proof container and clearly marked “broken glass” or “sharps”
  • Do not leave any items not intended for waste collection near the garbage box or collection area or they may be collected as weekly or bulk waste
  • Check your collection calendar for local bag limits
  • Waste must be accessible and boxes free of snow / debris
  • Garbage boxes containing maggots, wasp nests or other vermin material will not be collected for the safety of ERSB contractors
  • All bags must be tied closed

Not accepted for curbside collection:

  • Bulk waste
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Fish nets and rope
  • Containers of liquid
  • All bagged and non bagged electronics

Rejected Waste

Waste that does not meet these requirements may be left behind. Check for an orange tag indicating the reason waste was not collected. Once remedied, it will be removed on the following collection day.

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