Think Before You Throw


Collection Schedule

Click HERE for the newly posted 2019 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:

Flat Rock, Gunner’s Road, Line Road, Bristol’s Hope, Spaniard’s Bay, English Hill Ext, Godden’s Marsh, Old Highway and adjoining roads

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Important Updates ↑↑

Household Hazardous Waste Events

2019 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 June. 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 June 8 (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), or June 22 (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), at the following locations respectively:


  • North Shore (Small Point-Adam's Cove-Blackhead-Broad Cove) - Ronnie Johnson Community Centre

  • Bay de Grave Fire Hall

  • Carbonear Civic Center

  • Colliers Fire Hall

  • Long Harbour/ Mount Arlington Heights Fire Hall

  • Placentia Fire Hall

  • Upper Island Cove Fire Hall

  • Branch Fire Hall

  • Whitbourne Fire Hall


  • Clarenville Fire Hall

  • Northern Bight Fire Hall

  • Arnolds Cove Fire Hall

  • Random Island (Elliott's Cove) Fire Hall

  • Norman's Cove - Long Cove Town Depot

  • Hants Harbour Fire Hall

  • Winterton Fire Hall

  • Heart's Content Fire Hall

  • Whiteway Fire Hall

The HHW collection event schedule for September 2019 will be posted in August.