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The City of St. John's has a Fixed Collection Schedule for garbage and recycling. Garbage will be collected weekly and recycling will be collected bi-weekly.

With the Fixed Collection Schedule your collection day will be the same day of the week except when there is a statutory holiday. When there is a statutory holiday all collection areas will be picked up the day after their normal collection day and revert back to their normal day the following week.

Example 1: There is a holiday on Monday:
Area 1A & 1B will be collected on Tuesday
Area 2A & 2B will be collected on Wednesday
Area 3A & 3B will be collected on Thursday
Area 4A & 4B will be collected on Friday
Area 5A & 5B will be collected on Saturday

Example 2: There is a holiday on Thursday:
Area 4A & 4B will be collected on Friday
Area 5A & 5B will be collected on Saturday

NOTE: During the Christmas holiday season schedules will be different due to 2 statutory holidays in a row. Please refer to your schedule in ensure your material is set out on the proper collection day.

Garbage and recycling can be picked up at your address if certain regulations, including a 10 bag limit for each curbside entrance, are met. For further details on what waste can be put to the curb and how it must be placed for collection click here.

The 10 bag limit for each of garbage and recycling also applies to businesses, condominiums, apartment buildings and other commercial or institutional properties.

Collection calendars are mailed out in December. Look inside your Winter Edition of the City Guide for a version of your calendar or, you can download a version below. You can also request a paper copy by calling 311.

On weeks that do not have major holidays the fixed-day garbage collection schedule is as follows:

Collection Areas Garbage Pick-up Recycling Pick-up
1A & 1B Mondays Biweekly; check your calendar
2A & 2B Tuesdays Biweekly; check your calendar
3A & 3B Wednesdays Biweekly; check your calendar
4A & 4B Thursdays Biweekly; check your calendar
5A & 5B Fridays Biweekly; check your calendar



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