GARBAGE, RECYCLING, Bulk cleanup

& hazardous waste management

Garbage Collection

Garbage is collected by the town each Thursday.

We ask that residents restrict the use of burning barrels when possible as this contributes negatively to the environment and air quality of other residents.

Garbage bins in public parks are not to be used for residential waste or disposal of fish cleaning remains.

RECYCLING

Recycling is encouraged in our Town as it reduces the amount of waste going into our landfills and the fact that it is cheaper (due to increase in Tipping Fees) for taxpayers to recycle, rather than putting it into the garbage. By not recycling we are throwing money into the garbage.

Guidelines for Recycling:

  • Blue recycling bags must be used.

  • Sort recyclables into two types: paper products, and containers.

  • Cardboard can be placed in a blue bag or broken down and bundled.

  • Place all paper products in a blue bag (separate from containers).

  • Ensure all containers are rinsed before placing in blue bag (separate from paper products).

  • Remove straws, caps and lids from containers

  • Remove wrap, plastic, and styrofoam from paper and boxes.

Wondering What You Can Recycle?

Paper

  • Newspapers

  • Flyers

  • Magazines

  • Catalogues

  • Envelopes

  • Writing and Computer Paper

  • Toilet and Paper Towel Rolls

  • Books

  • Cardboard Egg Cartons

  • Paper Bags

  • Boxboard

  • Cardboard

Containers

  • Aluminum (pop and beer cans, pie plates, etc.)

  • Plastic bottles (water, pop, and liquor bottles, etc.)

  • Plastic containers (ice cream, bleach, butter, sour cream and yogurt containers, ketchup, shampoo, salad dressing, and household cleaner bottles, plastic fruit, baking and sandwich trays, etc.)

  • Tin cans (soup, coffee, tuna, cat food, etc.)

  • Gable tops (milk and juice cartons, etc.)

  • Tetra paks (juice boxes, soup, etc.)

What Stays Out?

  • Glass

  • Plastic bags/wrap

  • Aerosol and paint cans

  • Styrofoam

  • Diapers

  • Kitty litter

  • Gift wrapping paper

  • Plastic, wood (metal)

  • Chemicals (ie. Bleach)

  • Syringes

  • Hypodermic needles and other sharp objects, including broken glass must be placed in a puncture proof container prior to placing in the garbage

not sure what to recycle

Use Robin Hood Bay's

Waste Wizard to

DID YOU KNOW???

THE RECYCLING BAG HAS TO GO INTO THE GARBAGE, IF INCORRECT ITEMS ARE PLACED IN IT.

TO ASSIST RESIDENTS WITH PROPER RECYCLING REQUIREMENTS, OUR GARBAGE COLLECTOR WILL BE PLACING STICKERS ON INCORRECT BAGS OF RECYCLING AND LEAVING THEM FOR THE HOMEOWNER TO CORRECT AND PLACE OUT ON NEXT RECYCLING DAY.

2021 recycling schedule

January 14 & 28 July 1, 15 & 29

February 11 & 25 August 12 & 26

March 11 & 25 September 9 & 23

April 8 & 22 October 7 & 21

May 6 & 20 November 4 & 18

June 3 & 17 December 2, 16 & 30

A bulk cleanup is conducted by the town each spring and fall.

Hazardous Waste Collection

Hazardous waste is collected by the town annually.

We ask that these items be retained until the collection date is announced in the spring.

Robin Hood Bay Website is an excellent resource to learn about recycling. Knowing what to recycle and what to place in different bags, and how to dispose of particular items is listed on the website.

Robin Hood Bay provides answers to all of these questions by offering disposal guidelines, and general recycling and garbage information.

Find out what's considered hazardous and how to properly dispose of your household hazardous waste at RethinkWasteNL.ca

For more information click on MMSB.

compost bins

The Town Office has some Compost Bins available.

The cost to purchase is $25.00.