Think Before You Throw

Directed by the Eastern Regional Service Board, Eastern Waste Management works together with communities to bring residents and commercial users across the Eastern Region in Newfoundland the services they need to participate in responsible waste management and contribute to protecting our environment.


On February 27, 2019, the Eastern Regional Service Board amended its Service Delivery Policy to exclude roads that are un-serviced for the purposes of waste management collection as confirmed by the Provincial Government. Click Here for more information.


Important Updates ↑↑

Office Closure

The offices of Eastern Regional Service Board and the Clarenville Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, May 20, 2019 and will re-open for regular business hours on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. We apologize for any inconvenience this  may cause. Have a safe and enjoyable long weekend!

Please note the following garbage collection changes for the week of May 20, 2019:

Carbonear/Bristol's Hope - All garbage collection for this area will move ahead by one day.

Clarenville - All garbage collection for this area will move ahead by one day.

Conception Bay Center - Garbage collection for Tuesday, May 21 will be collected on Wednesday, May 22 and collection for Wednesday, May 22 will be collected Thursday, May 23.  There will be no change for garbage collection on Thursday, May 23.

Holyrood Area - Garbage collection for Monday, May 20 will be collected on Tuesday, May 21.  There will be no change for garbage collection on Wednesday, May 22.

Isthmus and Area - All garbage collection for this area will move ahead by one day.

Southwest Avalon - Garbage collection for Thursday, May 23 will be collected on Friday, May 24. There will be no changes for garbage collection on Tuesday, May 21.

There will be no changes to the garbage collection calendar for Bell Island, Clarke's Beach/Port de Grave Peninsula, Southern Shore, Trinity Conception North and Trinity Bay South.

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.

Temporary Winter Residential Waste Drop Off Locations

Eastern Regional Service Board (Eastern Waste Management) has established temporary winter residential waste drop off locations in some areas for the period of Tuesday, January 1 to Friday, March 1, 2019. These temporary sites are required where roads may become periodically inaccessible throughout the winter. Contractors working on behalf of the Board have been advised to perform curbside waste collection where and when possible (i.e.: if road conditions permit); however, property owners may utilize the winter residential waste drop off locations any time to dispose of their waste.

Property owners are advised that these drop off locations are NOT bulk garbage drop-offs. Bulk waste must be discarded during one of the bulk waste-specific collection days as indicated on the collection schedule for the area.

Click FIND YOUR REGION to determine if this notice affects your individual collection area and to see where the drop off is located.

Eastern Regional Service Board thanks its clients for their cooperation. 

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