Think Before You Throw


Collection Schedule

Click HERE for the newly posted 2020 Collection Schedule


Site Overview

A Waste Recovery Facility is located on the former Harbour Grace incinerator site that accepts bulk household waste, such as appliances, furniture, mattresses, hot water tanks, electronics, metals, propane tanks, car and truck tires (rims removed), ATV and motorcycle tires, personal construction and demolition material, shingles, brush, etc. EWM will not accept anything that is recyclable or materials that decompose, including cardboard, clothing, food items, leaves, grass clippings, ash, or fish nets. 

Hours of Operation

Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00PM to 4:00PM*, and Saturday, 8:00AM to 4:00PM*, excluding holidays.

*Note: Gates will close 15 minutes before the facility closes.

Other Information

Wood chips are available to the public at some of the sites for pick up (free of charge). Supply is limited and will vary by site. Please check with the local Site Attendant for more information.

This site does not accept commercial material or waste, including materials from contractors or businesses. Vehicles having any commercial signage will be refused entry. Commercial waste can be brought to Robin Hood Bay, or the Regional Transfer Station in Clarenville (with a valid commercial permit). The permit application form can be found HERE.

The Carbonear region services the following communities:

Carbonear, Flat Rock (1.1km between Freshwater and Salmon Cove), Bristol’s Hope, Hodgewater Line

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Important Updates ↑↑

Office Closure

The offices of Eastern Regional Service Board and the Clarenville Transfer Station / Waste Recovery Facility will be closed on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Have a safe and enjoyable Canada Day!

Please note the following garbage collection changes for the week of July 1, 2020:

Carbonear - Garbage collection for Wednesday, July 1 will be collected on Tuesday, June 30.

Isthmus and Area - Garbage collection for Wednesday, July 1 will be collected on Thursday, July 2 and garbage collection for Thursday, July 2 will be collected on Friday, July 3.