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Isthmus and Area

Collection Schedule

Click HERE for the newly posted 2020 Collection Schedule


Waste Recovery Facilities

Three (3) Waste Recovery Facilities (WRF) service the Isthmus Area: (1) the former Sunnyside Landfill site; (2) Old Brigus Road in Whitbourne; and, (3) Clarenville. The WRF sites accept 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.


The Sunnyside Waste Recovery Facility will close Monday, December 26, 2020 and reopening Saturday, April 4, 2020.

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 Isthmus and Area region services the following communities:

Swift Current, Garden Cove, North Harbour, Old Mill Road, Goobies, Come By Chance, Sunnyside, Arnold’s Cove, Southern Harbour, Long Hr-Mt. Arlington Heights, Little Harbour East, Fair Haven, Fair Haven Road (No side roads), Norman’s Cove-Long Cove, Chapel Arm, Chance Cove, Bellevue, Bellevue Beach, Thornlea, Long Beach, Island Cove, Hodge’s Cove, Caplin Cove, Little Heart’s Ease, Gooseberry Cove, Butter Cove and Southport

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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.