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From April 1 to November 30 each year garbage must be completely covered by placing it in a bin with a lid or with a net or blanket. Net's must have maximum mesh size 1 inch by 1 inch. Recycling in blue bags does not have to be covered.


Backyard Composting

The City of St. John’s, in partnership with the MMSB and MUN Botanical Garden, are offering backyard composting information sessions and bins to residents of St. John’s for the low price of $30 plus HST.

You have to be a resident of St. John’s to register and you must prepay for the compost information session. Once you attend the session you will receive your backyard compost bin.

For dates and times click here.

Registration starts April 9, 2014


How to register:

Register with the City’s RECconnect website

If you already have a RECconnect account you can register online or by phone.

If you don’t have a RECconnect account you can set one up by bringing a piece of photo identification, or utility bill with your name and address, to H.G.R. Mews Community Centre (40 Mundy Pond Road) orthe Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre (47 Gleneyre Street). 


If you have a City RecConnect account (primarily used for recreation programs) you can register online by clicking the icon below.
Using RECconnect will add a $2 service charge to the cost of the compost bin and session. 



In person 

Wedgewood Park Recreation Centre, 47 Gleneyre Street
H.G.R. Mews Community Centre, 40 Mundy Pond Road

By phone

By calling (709) 576-8631 or (709) 576-8499.


Dates of Compost Sessions* by City of St. John’s & MUN Botantical Garden
*All sessions are at the MUN Botanical Garden, 306 Mount Scio Road.



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