Waste Management & Recycling
NOTE: Please see updates on Bulk Collection below. Due to COVID-19, Bulk Collection has been suspended at this time by the Eastern Regional Service Board.
Residents are reminded to check the location of their garage boxes as they shall not be located in the street reservation. On a local street, the garbage box should be set back 7.5m (25 feet) from the centre of the street and 10 m (33 feet) on a collector street. The Town does not accept responsibility for damage to any structures located within the street reservation.
The 2020 Waste Collection Schedule :
The Carbonear Green Depot at 35 Adelaide Street is accepting household paint and paint aerosols, electronics such as computers, phones and home audio/theatre systems, etc. at no charge.
Hours of operation are: Tuesday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 and Saturday 8:30 to 5:00.
For more information contact 709-596- 7466
Bulk Waste Collection – See Note:
NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the Eastern Regional Service Board (ERSB) has suspended bulk collection. ERSB will continue to monitor the situation and will return to normal operations when it is safe to do so. Following the advice of the public health officials, currently it is not safe to provide this service.
Residents must have items to the roadside by 8 a.m. to guarantee collection. The contractor will be making ONE pass only through each street. Residents are encouraged to clean up debris around their properties that has accumulated throughout the winter and spring and other bulk items they may have for removal. Items for pick up can be placed near the street. Glass shall be boxed and “GLASS” written on items.
If you have metals for collection, please contact the Council Office at 596-3831 and provide your name, civic address and list of items to be collected.
Metal items are collected on the last Friday of the month by Council Staff.
The Town of Carbonear has partnered with MMSB in a backyard composting program. According to the MMSB, organic waste makes up as much as 30% of all waste generated in Newfoundland and Labrador. Composting is an efficient and effective way to reduce the amount of waste sent to our landfills. The Town of Carbonear is selling the compost bins at the Council Office to residents at a cost of $43 plus hst and non-residents at a cost of $48 plus hst.
For further information on purchasing a compost bin, please call the Town Office at 596-3831.
Leaves can be dropped off at the Leaf Composting Drop Off at 1 Pikes Lane during regular working hours. If leaves are transported in plastic bags, they must be removed from the plastic bags at the site. Removal of leaves are not required where paper leaf bags are used.
Many residents remove grass clippings every time they mow.
Removing grass clippings is actually robbing the grass of certain nutrients that it needs to thrive.
When you leave grass clippings on your lawn, they decompose. This releases water & beneficial nutrients like nitrogen & potassium back into the soil which helps grass grow healthier & greener.
In fact, grass clippings can add back up to 25% of the nutrients that growth removes from soil!
Other Options: COMPOST
Another way to put grass clippings to good use is in your garden by composting them.
Compost can be a mix of green & brown organic materials, it is important to remember to balance out the addition of grass clippings with materials like dry leaves. Don’t forget to turn the grass into the pile to ensure aeration.
Grass clippings can also be dropped off at our Leaf Composting facility at 1 Pike’s Lane between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. If grass clippings are transported in plastic bags, they must be removed from the plastic bags at the site.
According to the MMSB, organic waste makes up as much as 30% of all waste generated in Newfoundland & Labrador. Composting is an efficient & effective way to reduce the amount of waste sent to our landfills.
The Town of Carbonear is proud to be a Green Community which practices recycling.
Curbside collection of recycling will be by Eastern Waste Management.
Please Note: All domestic garbage shall be placed no further than 10 feet from the curb or the side of the road on the day of collection.
For information regarding what items are allowed for curbside recycling collection, please view the link below: