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Directed by the Eastern Regional Service Board, Eastern Waste Management works together with communities to bring residents and commercial users across the Eastern Region in Newfoundland the services they need to participate in responsible waste management and contribute to protecting our environment.


*Updated December 20, 2019

Update regarding Ministerial Directives of February 8, February 27 and March 8, 2019: The Eastern Regional Service Board and the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment have agreed on an approach to waste collection services on un-serviced roads in unincorporated areas. To view the plan to implement Ministerial directives, please click here.  To see the news release, please click here.  


Important Updates ↑↑

Collection Alert

January 22, 2020 Collection Update:

Due to various states of emergencies in different areas and conditions related to the unprecedented storm, please be advised of the following:

Our office in St. John's will be closed for the remainder of the week. 

Clarenville Transfer Station will be opened for commercial haulers at 12 noon on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.

The free public drop off portion of the Clarenville transfer station will be open from 8:30-3:00 on Wednesday, January, 22, 2020.  Only bulk garbage will be accepted from residents in the area. 

All regularly scheduled waste collections will resume in the town of Carbonear tomorrow, Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Garbage collection for Southern Shore will be on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

Garbage collection for Bell Island will be on Friday, January 24, 2020.

Garbage collection for communities in Trinity Bay South between Markland and Dildo will be collected on Friday, January 24, 2020. 

All regular schedule garbage collections will resume on Monday, January 27, 2020

Eastern Regional Service Board is asking all residents to make sure waste is accessible and all garbage boxes are clear from snow. 

Notice: Cavendish Waste Recovery Facility

Please note that effective Saturday, November 30, 2019 the Cavendish Waste Recovery Facility will no longer accept electronics.

Temporary Winter Residential Waste Drop Off Locations

Eastern Regional Service Board (Eastern Waste Management) has established temporary winter residential waste drop off locations in some areas for the period of Tuesday, January 1 to Friday, March 1, 2019. These temporary sites are required where roads may become periodically inaccessible throughout the winter. Contractors working on behalf of the Board have been advised to perform curbside waste collection where and when possible (i.e.: if road conditions permit); however, property owners may utilize the winter residential waste drop off locations any time to dispose of their waste.

Property owners are advised that these drop off locations are NOT bulk garbage drop-offs. Bulk waste must be discarded during one of the bulk waste-specific collection days as indicated on the collection schedule for the area.

Click FIND YOUR REGION to determine if this notice affects your individual collection area and to see where the drop off is located.

Eastern Regional Service Board thanks its clients for their cooperation. 

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