It’s Waste Wednesday!
Did you know……
Eastern Regional Service Board provides weekly collection for regular household garbage and bi-weekly
collection of recyclables to many communities in eastern Newfoundland including the Town of Carbonear.
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.
Using clear bags also helps protect the collectors and staff, allowing them to see and avoid any sharp or dangerous objects in the bag.