Think Before You Throw

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.

Important Notices

Covid - 19 Update:  This is a difficult and challenging time for our communities. We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Please click here to see the latest notices in response to this situation.


Important Updates ↑↑

Collection Delays

Please be advised that due to mechanical issues on Tuesday, September 22 the following communities were not completed  Hopeall & New Harbour will be completed Friday, September 25.

Please be advised that due to mechanical issues bulk collection for Holyrood, Salmonier Line (no side roads) and Deer Park-Vineland Road is ongoing and will be completed by Saturday, September 26, 2020. 

Bell Island Bulk Collection Postponement

Please note that due to the recent ferry strike, the bulk collection scheduled for Bell Island for Friday, September 11, 2020 has been postponed until Friday, October 16.

Household Hazardous Waste Events

2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Eastern Regional Service Board encourages residents of the eastern region to gather their household hazardous waste (HHW) material in preparation for local HHW collection events occuring in September. Please note these HHW events do not accept waste from commercial operators.

Proper disposal of HHW will help prevent hazardous chemicals from products that are poisonous, corrosive, flammable or stored in pressurized containers from contaminating the soil, water, and atmosphere around us. For a list of items generally accepted at the HHW collection events, please click HERE.

The HHW drop off events will take place on September 19 and 26 (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) at the following locations respectively:


-North Harbour (Placentia Bay) - Fire Hall

-Chance Cove -  Fire Hall

-Random West - Fire Hall

-Smith Sound - Fire Hall

-Bell Island (Wabana) - Fire Hall

-Whitbourne - Fire Hall

-Placentia - Fire Hall


-Bay De Grave - Fire Hall

-Carbonear - Civic Center

-Ferryland - Fire Hall

-Hant's Harbour - Fire Hall

-Colinet - Fire Hall

-St. Brides - Fire Hall

-St. Vincent's/St. Stephen's/Peter's River - Fire Hall

-Heart's Delight/Islington - Fire Hall


The Houshold Hazardous Waste Facility at Robin Hood Bay is open to residents of the Eastern Region for HHW drop-off every Wednesday and Saturday from 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Collection Updates

Important update regarding Bulk Collection June 19, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the delivery of services across the province.  There are enormous challenges when scheduling all of the bulk collections that were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our contractors have stepped up to assist the Board with continuing to provide waste and bulk collection to the communities across the region. ERSB notes that the bulk collections were cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic, by working together with the contractors we are able to ensure that all communities will now receive 2 bulk collection events in 2020.  The ERSB is pleased to advised that bulk garbage collection events have been added for the following communities:

***Please note these dates are in addition to the already scheduled dates from June 15, 2020 onward***

Bell Island - November 13

Carbonear (East of Bunker's Hill), Flat Rock Road (1.1km between Freshwater and Salmon Cove), Hodgewater Line (main road only) - July 6 

Carbonear (North of Valley Road to and including Bunker's Hill) - July 20 

Carbonear (South of and including Valley Road) - August 10 

Clarke's Beach, Port de Grave Peninsula, Bristol's Hope - Double the permitted volume of bulk garbage will be collected on the scheduled day - August 27

Conception Bay Center (Holyrood, Salmonier Line (no side roads), Deer Park-Vineland Road, Brigus Junction 1.6km) - Double the permitted volume of bulk garbage will be collected on the scheduled day - September 9 

Conception Bay Center (Marysvale, Colliers, Georgetown) - Double the permitted volume of bulk garbage will be collected on the scheduled day - September 23 

Isthmus (Little Heart's Ease, Long Beach, Island Cove, Hodge's Cove, Caplin Cove, Butter Cove, Gooseberry Cove, Southport, Sunnyside, Come by Chance) - July 14

Smith Sound - October 23

Southwest Avalon (Fox Harbour, Ship Harbour, Point Verde, St. Bride's, Cuslett, Point Lance, Branch, Little Barasway, Gooseberry Cove, Great Barasway, Ship Cove, Patrick's Cove, Angle's Cove, Harricott, Colinet, Route 91 (St. Catherine's to Placentia), Route 92 to North Harbour (Both side) - Double the permitted volume of bulk garbage will be collected on the scheduled day - October 9 


Bulk Collection update June 11, 2020

As the COVID-19 Alert Level in Newfoundland and Labrador was reduced to Level 3 by the Chief Medical Officer of Health on June 8, 2020, the Eastern Regional Service Board will resume scheduled bulk waste collection commencing on June 15, 2020. The ERSB will continue to work with our contractors to ensure social distancing and personal protective equipment requirements are adhered to.

In response to the reduction of the Alert Level, the ERSB also reopened the ten Waste Recovery Facilities in the Eastern Region on June 2, 2020. These facilities provide residents with the opportunity to drop off non organic household bulk waste.

The ERSB will continue to support all communities under our jurisdiction so we can continue to establish a waste management system that is safe, affordable and provides a tremendous service to all our communities.


Kindest regards,
Harold Mullowney, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.P.H.
Chairperson, Eastern Regional Service Board

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