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Did you know that there’s no limit on how much recycling you can put out?  The more you put in your blue bags, the less that goes to landfill.  We’ve made it easy and convenient; the residential curbside recycling program is available to all residents of Corner Brook.

We Now Accept Boxboard!

Corner Brook residents CAN recycle boxboard through the weekly curbside recycling program.  Boxboard products consist of cereal boxes, cracker boxes, paper towel and toilet tissue rolls, etc.

Why Participate in the Recycling Program?

  • Recycling reduces the amount of materials entering our landfills – paper and cardboard make up over 30% of all the waste we currently generate.
  • Saves energy – making one tonne of recycled paper uses only about 60% of the energy needed to make a tonne of virgin paper.
  • Protects the environment – each tonne of paper and cardboard that is recycled saves 19 trees, 4000 kilowatt hours of energy, and 29,000 litres of water.

Recycling Report

How are we doing?

The recycling participation rates in Corner Brook have increased over the past few years; however, there’s still plenty of room for improvement.

Local Recycling Facilities

Paper and cardboard is accepted at curbside; however, residents can also take their bottles and cans to local recycling facilities.

Scotia Recycling
55 Maple Valley Road

West Lane
Brook Street

For more information, call 709-637-1630

Recycling Tips

  • Curbside recycling must be contained in a transparent blue bag.  Recycling doesn’t take up too much space.  Blue bags can be stashed in many places to be filled.  Under the sink or next to your garbage bin is often a good choice.
  • Buy in bulk. Bulk items usually have much less packaging and often cost less than items which have more packaging.
  • Paper is heavy.  Too much in one bag may be tough to get to the curb.  Go with more than one blue bag of paper if you have to.
  • Although only paper and cardboard is collected at the curb, beverage containers can be dropped off at the local recycling depot.
  • When shopping, look for products that come in recyclable containers.
  • The recycling depot takes deposit-return glass bottles such as wine bottles.
  • Labels don’t have to be removed from cans and bottles when preparing them for recycling.  But you do have to remove the lids and caps.  Bottle tops are often made from a different plastic than the container.

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 enveloped
  • Used paper plates & cups

For more information on Garbage and Recycling


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