Grass Clippings & Leaf Composting
COVID-19 Update: Residents are advised that yard waste is to be placed in garbage carts for collection on their regular scheduled collection day or held until the regular programming begins. Staff continue to evaluate services weekly.
Residents can cut lawns more frequently, which will eliminate the need to rake up grass clippings. This will provide excellent nutrients for your lawn.
From November 5 – 29, 2019, the Town is holding a Curbside Leaf Composting Program. Please help us compost your leaves! Place leaves and grass clippings in paper yard waste bags at the curbside / road edge on your regular scheduled waste collection day. The Town will collect bags and deliver them to a composting facility.
• There is no paper bag limit for yard waste.
• Only leaves and grass clippings in paper yard waste bags will be composted.
• Paper yard waste bags are available at most local hardware stores.
• Leaves placed in clear plastic bags will be collected with regular household garbage and will not be composted.
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 Electronics Products Recycling Association to find your nearest recycling drop-off centre, as well as what electronics are accepted.