NEW Program Starting JULY 16, 2018
Information for Sort It Western: Western Regional Waste Management:
Launch Date: July 16
Garbage and recyclables are collected once a week. Check the waste collection schedule
for collection days in your area.
Residents are permitted four (4) bags per week. Residents who sometimes require more than the four (4) bag limit may purchase “bag tags” for a small charge. These stickers, when affixed to additional bags, will enable residents to dispose of excess garbage during the weekly curbside collection. Additional bag tags or stickers are available from the City and authorized retailers for $1.00 each. All money collected through the purchase of bag tags will go toward the maintenance and expansion of the recycling program. Click here
for a list of locations to purchase bag tags. There is no limit to the amount of recycling bags allowed on the curb.
All garbage is required to be covered by an appropriate garbage net or sheet to prevent birds from tearing it up.
The City has a listing of residents who have multiple units and we have compiled a quick list for the drivers to refer to if there is an issue of residents having more than four bags without tags. If you have multiple units, you are permitted to have four bags per unit.
Garbage should be at the curbside no later than 8:00 a.m. on your garbage collection day. Place bags close to curbside but not on the sidewalk, roadway, or snowbanks.
Effective July 16, 2018, Corner Brook residents will be able to recycle through the weekly curbside recycling program. The following items are recyclable and can be placed all in the same blue bags (sorting of recyclables is not required):
Aluminum Cans (example: pop cans)
Disposable Foil Containers (example: pie plates)
Steel and Tin Cans (example: soup and tuna cans)
Books (with hardcovers removed)
Exercise Books (with coils removed)
Magazines and Catalogues
Newspapers and Flyers (remove plastic bags)
Gable Top Containers (example: juice, milk, molasses, broth)
Drink and Coffee Trays
Food Boxes (example: cereal boxes)
Paper Towel/Toilet Paper Rolls
Plastic Beverage Containers (example: pop, water bottles)
Yogurt Drink Bottles
Plastic Flower Pots
Plastic Food Containers (example: ketchup, mayo, honey)
Household Cleaner Bottles (example: laundry detergent)
Plastic Spray Bottles (example: glass cleaner)
Windshield Wash Bottles
Plastic Toiletry Bottles (example: dish soap, shampoo)
Over the Counter Medication Bottles
Plastic Trays and Clamshell Trays (example: strawberry trays)
Plastic Tubs and Lids (example: margarine, sour cream)
- Waxed corrugated cartons
- Covers from hardback books
- Metal fasteners
- Three-ring binders
- Plastic file folders or plastic binders
- Plastics (bags, etc.)
- Padded envelopes
- Used paper plates and cups
Other recyclables, such as beverage containers can be brought to Scotia Recycling. Other items accepted include glass bottles and aluminum cans.
A clear, transparent, blue bag. These can be purchased at most department and grocery stores. The contents will be easily identified and will help the collectors distinguish between garbage and recyclables.
Recyclable material is brought to the local Scotia Recycling Depot for processing. From there the material will be shipped to the CFK Inc. plant in Hantsport, Nova Scotia. CKF is a manufacturer of sanitary food containers.
Recycled materials will be used to make items such as egg cartons, fruit trays, and take-out trays.
Yes, the trucks are split. The front conveyor is for regular garbage and the rear conveyor, slightly behind the garbage conveyor, is for recycling. They use the same side entrance of the truck. The conveyor moves bags into two separate compartments in the rear of the truck to be easily dropped off to their destinations: Scotia Recycling or Wild Cove Landfill.
No, you can break down the corrugated cardboard into 12″ x 12″ x 30″ and tie them together. Place the bundles beside your regular garbage and blue bags.