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.
We have a Mandatory Automated Garbage Collection. Click here for details.
Proper disposal of household waste and personal items is important as we keep both our families and our waste collection staff safe.
- 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.
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Help keep e-waste toxins out of our environment by dropping-off your electronic waste at the Donald Gordon Centre Main Foyer.
Hours of operation:
Monday to Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Thursday: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Learn more about safe disposal, including how to protect your privacy when dropping-off personal devices, visit our Before you dispose of your e-waste page
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 Waste Oil Building located in the Mobile Equipment yard for proper, environmentally friendly disposal. We accept Household Hazardous Waste the second Thursday of every third month between 4 to 8 p.m.
Please ensure containers are properly labelled with its contents.
March | June | September | December
For more information please contact Municipal Services at (709) 925.8182.
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 refrigeration gas removal service for free and ensure the environmentally friendly disposal of your equipment. Please call us at (709) 925.8182 to arrange a convenient drop-off time for you.
To help keep scrap metals (small appliances such as toasters, kettles, etc., pots & pans, bikes, metal furniture, BBQ’s, power & hand tools, skidoos, ATV’s, extension cords & cables, metal shelving, metal ladders, bedframes, etc.) 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.
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.
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