Garbage and Recycling

Corner Brook residents can now recycle boxboard through the weekly curbside recycling program.  Boxboard products consist of cereal boxes, paper towel and toilet tissue rolls, along with boxes used to package processed foods, etc.

Waste/Recycling Collection

The City of Corner Brook is committed to thorough and effective waste collection.  The City provides curbside garbage and a mandatory paper/cardboard recycling program.  Both garbage and recyclable are collected on scheduled routes.

Waste should be placed at the cub on your scheduled waste collection day by 8:00 a.m.  There is a limit of four bags for regular garbage.  Please consult the waste collection scheduled to find out when waste collection takes place in your area.

To find out when your garbage and recycling is collected, please check out the 2018 Garbage and recycling schedule

For a large print copy of the 2018 garbage and recycling schedule, please select a day below:

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Please refer to the Garbage and Refuse Regulations.

Residential Curbside Recycling Program

On May 30, 2005, the City of Corner Brook launched a Mandatory Curbside Recycling Program, which makes separating recyclable material into blue transparent plastic bags mandatory for all city residents.  The benefits of this program include extending the life of the Wild Cover landfill and reducing our community’s carbon footprint.

As part of the City’s Curbside Recycling Program, there are a number of things you can do.  Place cardboard and paper products in a see through blue bag or flatten and tie cardboard into bundles no larger than 12″ x 12″ x 30″. If possible, place recyclable material 1.5m from your garbage.  Corrugated cardboard is “waffled” between the layers (e.g. appliance boxes).

Items Accepted

  • NEW Boxboard (cereal boxes, shoe boxes, paper towel rolls, etc.)
  • Newspapers
  • Flyers
  • Glossy magazines
  • Telephone books
  • Office paper (white paper, coloured paper, envelopes with or without windows)
  • Shredded paper
  • Soft covered books (paperbacks)
  • Hard covered books (covers removed)
  • Corrugated cartons (inner waffle layer)
  • File folders
  • Catalogues
  • Egg cartons

Items not accepted

  • Waxed old corrugated cartons
  • Covers from hard covered books
  • Metal fasteners
  • Three-ringed binders
  • Plastic file folders or plastic binders
  • Plastics (bags, etc.)
  • Styrofoam
  • Padded envelopes
  • Used paper plates & cups

To help everyone learn the correct way to sort, bag, and curb their recycling, we’ll be placing stickers on bags of recyclables when we notice something has been done incorrectly.  This way, you’ll know what to do next time.

If you find a bright pink sticker on one of your bags at the curb, it’s because certain rules for recycling pick-up were not followed.  Maybe you didn’t put your recyclables in a clear, blue plastic bag or it contained items that are not accepted.  Please refer to the checked box on the sticker

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

Garbage Collection

The City of Corner Brook collects curbside garbage weekly.  Here’s a quick list of everything you need to know for garbage collection:

  • Place your garbage at the curb by 8:00 a.m.
  • Use plastic garbage bags or metal or plastic cans.
  • Garbage must be in standard garbage bags measuring no more than 26 x 36 inches – smaller than “grocery store” bags and larger yard waste bags are not acceptable.
  • All garbage is required to be covered by an appropriate garbage net or sheet to prevent birds from tearing it up.
  • There is a 4 bag limit per week.  Exceptions apply after holidays.  Tags can be purchased at $1.00 each for each additional bag.
  • Clear an area adjacent to your driveway for placement of garbage during the winter and keep bags out of the path of snow plows.
  • Flatten corrugated cardboard boxes and place in a bundle no larger than 12″ x 12″ x 30″.
  • Hypodermic needles must be placed in a puncture proof container prior to placing in garbage – they must not be placed in your recycling.
  • Broken glass must be clearly marked and packed to prevent glass from sticking out of the container.  Place the marked broken glass container at the curb separate from garbage bags.
  • Do not place small grocery or kitchen bags at the curb.  They will not be picked up unless placed in garbage can or bags.
  • Do not leave bulk items at the curb such as household appliances, furniture, car parts, etc.
  • Do not leave hazardous waste at the curb such as paint and paint related products.  Please drop off during the next Household Hazardous Waste Collection event.
  • Do not leave construction and renovation materials at the curb, these materials will not be picked up during weekly municipal collection.
  • Do not use white bags during winter; they are difficult to see in snowbanks.
  • Containers of liquid will not be collected.
  • Do not use chemicals (i.e. bleach) on garbage bags as an animal repellent.