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Illegal Dumping is a Crime

Illegal dumping continues to be a problem in the Town of Conception Bay South.

Illegal dump sites vary in size and contain a combination of waste materials. Items typically found can range from building materials, metals and furniture to tires and vehicle parts.

People have been illegally dumping items at various locations within the Town - along or at the end of roads, the T’railway and on our beaches.

The Town of Conception Bay South reminds the public that illegal dumping is a crime and that the provincial Environmental Protection Act and Regulations prohibit the disposal of waste at places other than approved waste disposal sites.

The penalties for people caught illegally dumping items in the Town range from $1,000 to as high as $1 million.

There are alternatives for residents of Conception Bay South who want to dispose of garbage:

  • The Town’s Department of Engineering and Public Works collects regular garbage weekly and recycling bi-weekly from residences in the Town. Waste collection guidelines and Area Calendars can be found here.
  • The Town offers a Bulk Waste Drop Off Program at the parking lot behind Conception Bay South Recreation Complex during spring/summer. For dates and conditions, click here.
  • The Town offers a Bulk Waste Pick-Up Program. Residents must schedule an appointment for pick-up and are required to pay a $25 fee. There is no charge for seniors. Details can be found here.
  • Electronic waste can be dropped off at Stow-A-Way Storage Fowler’s Road. 
  • Residents can return up to four tires at a time to tire retailers at no cost. Details of the Used Tire Recycling Program are available here.
  • Robin Hood Bay Landfill in St. John’s is open Tuesday to Saturday for residents to drop off household garbage, bulk waste, electronic waste and recycling. 
  • Robin Hood Bay Landfill also accepts hazardous waste on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The Town of Conception Bay South encourages residents to notify the Town of Conception Bay South by calling 834-6598 if they come across illegal dump sites.