Other Waste

Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste should be brought to the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Depot, located in the residential drop-off at the Robin Hood Bay Waste Management Facility (340 East White Hills Road). Learn more.

Backyard Compost Bins

Composting can reduce your household waste significantly, since 30% of household waste is organic.  By composting in our own backyard, we create a natural environment where decomposer organisms such as bacteria, insects, worms and fungi can break down organic waste and convert it into nutrient-rich compost. Learn more.

Newfoundland & Labrador Paint Recycling Program

Residents can properly dispose of left-over paint by bringing it to one of the paint collections sites in the province.  For a complete list of products that are accepted please click here. Need to learn more about this program?  Learn more.

Used Tire Recycling Program

Consumers can leave their used tires with a tire retailer upon the purchase of new tires. Tires can also be returned to a tire retailer in manageable quantities (4-5 tires) during the retailer’s normal business hours. Tires that are accepted include passenger tires, light truck tires, commercial truck tires and motorcycle tires.  Prior to returning to a tire retailer, used tires must be in whole form, free of mud and debris, and the rims must be removed. Learn more.

Electronic Products Recycling Program

Residents and businesses can recycle their old electronics, and help divert potentially hazardous materials from the landfill, by bringing unwanted electronics to a drop-off centre. Please visit the Electronic Products Recycling Association website to find your nearest recycling drop-off centre, as well as what electronics are accepted.

Grass Clippings

Residents can cut lawns more frequently, which will eliminate the need to rake up grass clippings.  This will provide excellent nutrients for your lawn.

Currently, the Town only collects garden waste in clear bags or regular garage bags.  Garden waste in clear bags may be placed at the curb on your waste collection day, uncovered by a net.  Any garden waste put into non-transparent bags must be placed in your garbage box/container or covered by a net. These bags will be included in the ten (10) bag limit of garbage allowed per week. Each bag shall not weigh more than 40 lbs.

Curbside Leaf Composting Program – In a continued effort to reduce curbside waste, the Town is pleased to announce that it is providing another curbside leaf collection program this year. From November 6 – 30, 2018, residents can place leaves and grass clippings in paper yard waste bags at the curbside/road edge on your regular scheduled waste collection day. Collected paper bags will be delivered to a composting facility. Paper bags are available at most local hardware stores and there is no limit of the number of bags you may place at the curb. We encourage all residents to take advantage of the service and help reduce curbside waste. Did you know? One tonne of waste costs $67 to dispose, one tonne of composting costs $0.