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Bulk Garbage and Metal

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Households are permitted one free bulk and metal collection per year. An additional collection of each is also available at a cost of $25 (HST included) per collection. If you're looking to have your bulk garbage or metals picked up, the final collection dates for the 2018 season are:

  • Bulk Garbage: Saturday, October 20 (final date for 2018)
  • Metal: Saturday, October 27 (final date for 2018)
Bulk garbage and metal collection is by appointment, to schedule an appointment, please call Waste Management at 709-782-3577. Bulk collections end for the winter season and return in the spring each year.
  

Please note that separate appointments are needed for both types of pick-ups and therefore, metal should not be placed with bulk garbage. Listed below are some examples of accepted items that are collected for metal and non-metal bulk pick-up.

Non-metal items accepted for bulk garbage collection:

  • Furniture
  • Wood (4ft tied and bundled)
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Toys
  • Carpet/underlay/flooring
  • Mattresses/box springs
  • Gyproc (broken down, boxed/bagged)
  • Toilets/vanity sinks
  • Glass (boxed and marked 'glass')
  • Leaves (bagged)
  • Wooden doors
  • Wooden windows (glass wrapped)
  • Etc.

Metal items accepted for bulk metal collection:

  • Fridges/deep freezers
  • Stoves/microwaves
  • Hot water boilers
  • Dishwashers
  • Metal tables and chairs
  • Washers/dryers
  • Swing sets (dismantled)
  • Bicycles
  • BBQs (no tanks)
  • Bath tubs
  • Screen and metal doors
  • Lawn mowers
  • Empty paint cans (lids off)
  • Etc.

Listed below are some examples of items that are NOT collected for bulk pick-up.

Items NOT accepted for bulk garbage/metal collection:

  • Old electronics (televisions, computers, stereos, etc.)
  • Propane tanks and cylinders
  • Oil tanks
  • Car parts
  • No motors of any kind
  • Paints
  • Car batteries
  • Tires
  • Chemical products
  • Oil
  • Hazardous waste materials
  • Trees and stumps
  • Earthen
  • Brick and concrete materials
  • Home renovation/building materials

 

Not sure what you should do with household hazardous waste, paint, tires, and electronics? See below for the programs available in your area.

Household hazardous waste

Household hazardous waste is collected at the HHW facility located in the Residential Drop-off Facility at Robin Hood Bay. It is open two days a week, year-round, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Paint recycling program

Residents can now recycle left over paint. Just take it to a Product Care collection site for recycling and do your part for the environment. To find a paint collection site near you, visit: www.productcare.org/nl or call 1-888-772-9772.

Used tire program

Consumers can leave their used tired, at no cost, with a tire retailer upon the purchase of new tires. However, they can also be returned to a tire retailer at a later date in manageable quantities (four to five tires) during the retailer's normal business hours.

Tires that are accepted include passenger tires, light truck tires, commercial truck tires, motorcycle tires. The used tires must be in whole form, free of mud and debris and the rims must be removed prior to returning to a tire retailer.  

For more information about the used tire recycling program, visit:  www.mmsb.nl.ca/recyclingprograms/used-tires/

Electronic products recycling program

Residents and businesses can recycle their old electronics and help divert potentially hazardous materials from the landfill by dropping off their unwanted electronics to a drop-off centre located throughout the province.

Visit: www.recyclemyelectronics.ca/nl/ to find out the nearest recycling drop off centre and to find out what electronics are accepted in the program.

Recycle my Cell

You can also go green by dropping off your old cell phones. Old cell phones and their accessories can now be dropped off at Paradise Town Hall (28 McNamara Dr.) or the Paradise Double Ice Complex. After they are received, they are sent for responsible recycling or refurbishment through Recycle My Cell.

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