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Landfill

Commercial and municipal waste haulers can dispose of garbage, concrete and more at the Robin Hood Bay Waste Management Facility.

Special waste, including asbestos or international waste, is also properly disposed of at Robin Hood Bay.

Some items are banned from being disposed of in the landfill, as we want to divert them from the landfill:
  • Metals: Metals recycling has been offered at Robin Hood Bay since 1995 and keeping metals out of the landfill has been more strictly enforced since 2006. Haulers with bulk metals can recycle it at the NLL Recycling Ltd site at the Robin Hood Bay Waste Management Facility.
  • Clean corrugated cardboard and paper (office, shredded, newspaper) is not landfilled at Robin Hood Bay and is taken by some recycling companies in the city including at the Robin Hood Bay Materials Recovery (Recycling) Facility.
  • Concrete is no longer disposed of as waste in the landfill. It’s instead re-used as cover material for the landfill. To be accepted for use at Robin Hood Bay, the concrete must be crushed to 6” or 18” minus, with any rebar removed and delivered to the NLL Recyclers Ltd site.
  • Asphalt and rocks are also re-used as cover material for the landfill. To be accepted for use at Robin Hood Bay pieces of asphalt and rocks must measure no more than 18” diameter.
  • Tires and liquids are banned from disposal at Robin Hood Bay.
  • Special waste is accepted at Robin Hood Bay but arrangements must be made prior to arrival for the proper and safe disposal of these materials.
  • Electronics accepted by the EPRA should not go in the landfill. Certain Electronic items can be brought to designated drop-off locations. Go to www.recyclemyelectronics.ca/nl/ to find a drop-off location near you.
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