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:
Southeast Placentia, Freshwater, Jerseyside, Ferndale, Dunville, Placentia, Point Verde, Fox Harbour, Ship Harbour, Glen’s Cove, 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), Reid’s Pond, Peak Pond, Placentia Junction
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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.