Environmental protection is important to our community. We are committed to providing our residents with environmentally friendly ways of disposing a variety of waste materials. For more information about our Waste Management Program, please contact our Environmental Coordinator at (709) 925.8224.
On April 1, 2018 we moved to Mandatory Automated Garbage Collection. Click here for details.
Residential garbage collection is scheduled for Mondays and Thursdays.
*Beginning the first week of October 2018, residential collection will move to one day a week–Thursdays.
Please note: There will be no collection on Monday, October 1. Once a week collection will begin Thursday, October 4.
Twice weekly collection will return for the months of July, August, & September due to black bear presence in and around our community.
Waiting to place garbage at your curbside until collection day, particularly during the summer months, is a good practice that we encourage. Household waste left outside overnight often attracts wildlife.
Proper disposal of household waste and personal items is important as we keep both our families and our waste collection staff safe.
- Broken glass and sharp items such as razors, blades, light bulbs, etc. should be placed in a cardboard box, taped securely and labeled for disposal. This helps prevent injuries to our collections staff. Thank you for caring.
- Fluorescent light tubes create the potential for harm if thrown out with regular household waste. Please bring these tubes to the Municipal Services Building for safe and proper disposal Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.
- Medical syringes and lancets should never be discarded with household garbage. Please consult with Labrador Grenfell Health at 925.3381 to discuss proper disposal.
Household Hazardous Waste paint and paint thinner, oil, propane tanks, cleaners, batteries (ATV, vehicle, etc.), pesticides, herbicides, fuels, solvents, antifreeze, and fluorescent light bulbs and tubes can be dropped off at our Municipal Services Building for proper, environmentally friendly disposal. We accept Household Hazardous Waste the second Friday of every third month between 1 to 4 p.m.
2019: March 8 | June 14 | September 12 | December 13
For more information please contact Municipal Services at (709) 925.3440.
For environmentally friendly disposal of household batteries, a battery box is located in the Donald Gordon Centre (Town Centre) at Churchill Food Co. for your convenience. Please tape both ends of the battery to help prevent spark and fire.
All refrigerant and cooling equipment air conditioners, ice makers, fridges, freezers, powered coolers, water coolers, juice coolers type of appliances must have the refrigeration gas professionally removed to prevent ozone depleting substances from leaking into the environment. Our Municipal Services Department is more than happy to offer this removal service for free and ensure the environmentally friendly disposal of your equipment. Please call us at (709) 925.3440 to arrange a convenient drop-off time for you.
To help keep scrap metals out of our landfills, residents can bring these materials to the Scrap Metal Yard for recycling. Access can be obtained by signing out a key at our Fire & Security Building, 24-hours a day.
Beverage Container Recycling
For residents who recycle beverage containers, there is a Green Depot located in Wabush, NL. They accept recyclables from Tuesday to Saturday. Please call (709) 282.2232 for hours of operations.
Coming to your curbside October 1, 2018 – BEVERAGE CONTAINER RECYCLING!
To help keep e-waste toxins out of our environment, residents can drop-off their electronic waste for recycling at the Electronic Waste Storage Unit located at the Highway Landfill. Access can be obtained by signing out a key at our Fire & Security Building, 24-hours a day.
For acceptable products please visit Newfoundland & Labrador’s EPRA website.
We have two landfills: the Forebay Road Landfill (summer months) and the Trans Labrador Highway Landfill (winter months). Because black bears are often attracted to domestic waste, we open a summer landfill an extra 6 km from the community in our efforts to keep wildlife at a distance.
Forebay Road Landfill (Domestic Waste and Tires only)
The Forebay Road Landfill is opened from approximately June to October. Materials such as household hazardous waste and scrap metal are prohibited. Access can be obtained by signing out a key at our Fire & Security Building, 24-hours a day.
Trans Labrador Highway Landfill (Domestic Waste only)
The Trans Labrador Highway Landfill is open from approximately November to May. Materials such as household hazardous waste and scrap metal are prohibited. Access can be obtained by signing out a key at our Fire & Security Building, 24-hours a day.