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Bulk Garbage and Metals

We are pleased that beginning in fall 2017 the curbside collection of oversized waste will again be offered to residents of St. John’s.

Before booking an appointment, please go through your intended waste items to determine if they are suitable to be used by someone else. There are many organizations that reuse all kinds of items from furniture to children’s toys to lawn mowers, and more. Use ‘Put Waste in its Place’ lookup to learn the many options for reuse for your items. 

What will be accepted
Before you book an appointment be sure what you have is considered oversized waste:
-maximum size of 1.5m x 1.5m x 2.15m (5ft x 5ft x 7ft)
-weighs less than 68 kgs (150 lbs)
-does not fit inside the bins to be issued for automated waste collection

NOT Accepted:
-Curbside recyclables, leaf and yard waste, boxes or containers filled with garbage
-Electronic waste
-Hazardous waste, ex: propane tanks, batteries, paint
-Liquid wastes, ex: engine oil, auto fluids
-Construction/Renovation materials, ex: doors, windows, fiberglass tubs, fencing,  lumber, shingles, flooring
-Christmas trees

Area pick-up schedule
Each household can schedule one bulk garbage pick-up and one metal pick-up at no charge. There will be a $45 fee to schedule a second collection and must be scheduled by calling 311. Collection will take place by appointment only from October 1 to November 3. You will be able to make an appointment starting September 1st. 

Area Date
1 October 2 - October 6
2 October 10 - October 13
3 October 16 - October 20
4 October 23 - October 27
5 October 30 - November 3

To make an appointment choose one of:
Click here
Via the app St. John’s Waste and Recycling
Call Access St. John’s at 311 or 754-CITY (2489)

Preparing for pick-up
When it’s your scheduled pick-up date, place the items at the curb in bundles or packaged together. Small, loose items are not accepted.
•do not place items at the curb earlier than 3 p.m. the day before your scheduled collection
•place items at the curb by 8 a.m. the day of your scheduled collection.

Another option for Oversized Waste
Oversized waste can be brought to the Robin Hood Bay Waste Management Facility at 340 East White Hills Road year-round from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays to Saturdays, except when closed on statutory holidays.


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