Two Waste Recovery Facilities (WRF) are located in the Southwest Avalon: (1) the former Placentia Landfill site on Fox Harbour Road; and, (2) the former St. Joseph’s Landfill site. 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.
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 Southwest Avalon region services the following communities:
Point Verde, Fox Harbour, Ship Harbour, Angel’s Cove, St. Bride’s, Cuslett, Point Lance, Branch, Little Barsaway, Great Barasway, Gooseberry Cove, Ship Cove, Patrick’s Cove, St. Vincent’s-Peter’s River-St. Stephen’s, Gaskiers-Point La Haye, St. Mary’s, Riverhead, Mall Bay, Admiral’s Beach, O’Donnell’s, St. Joseph’s, Forest Field-New Bridge, Mt. Carmel-Mitchell’s Brook-St. Catherine’s, Harricott, Colinet, Route 91 (St.Catherine’s to Placentia), Route 92 to North Harbour (both sides)
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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.