Garbage & Recycling

Garbage & Recycling


Garbage & Recycling

Curbside Collection:
Household garbage is collected at curbside once each week. For a complete schedule of curbside collection for each street, please click here. If your collection day falls on a holiday, collection normally takes place the day before or the day after. Holiday changes are posted in the local newspaper and on the Town’s official website at, or you may call the Municipal Works and Services Department at 651-5915 for details.

Residential Cleanup:
Certain periods each year are designated Cleanup Weeks for collection of non-household garbage, such as building materials, appliances, tree branches and even automobile wrecks. Dates and guidelines are published in advance in the local newspaper and posted on the Town’s official website at A community composting site has been established adjacent to the McCurdy Drive Public Works Depot for disposal of grass and leaves.

Broadening Horizons Recycling provides curbside collection of beverage containers, paper products and cardboard. Collection takes place on the same schedule as household garbage collection. Items must be neatly bundled or placed in a clear plastic bag such that the contents are readily visible. No sorting is necessary, however, beverage containers must be kept separated from paper and cardboard products. There is no limit to the number of recycling bags placed for collection.

BEVERAGE CONTAINERS: Aluminum Cans: Do Not Crush; Rinse; No Garbage (Straws, Wrappers, Cigarettes, etc.) Steel Juice Containers: Must be whole; Do not crush; Rinse; NO FOOD CANS! Tetra Pak & Gable Cartons: Do Not Crush; Rinse; Remove Straws; NO MILK CARTONS! Plastic Beverage Containers: Remove Cap; Do not crush; Rinse; No Garbage (Straws, Wrappers, Cigarettes, etc.); NO YOGURT OR ICE CREAM CONTAINERS! Glass Containers: Must be whole; Remove Cap; Rinse; No Garbage (Straws, Wrappers, Cigarettes, etc.)

PAPER PRODUCTS: All paper must be clean and dry and placed in a clear recycling bag. All paper must be kept separate from beverage containers. Books can be recycled, but hard covers must be removed. Acceptable products include: Newspaper, Gloss Paper, White Paper, Magazines, Corrugated Cardboard, Paperboard. NOTE: Cardboard must be broken down and bundled or placed in a clear bag when taken to the curb.

For More Information:
Central Newfoundland Waste Management Authority Tel: 709-653-2900
Broadening Horizons Recycling 177 Elizabeth Drive Tel: 709-256-3526
Central Metals (1983) Ltd. 53 McCurdy Drive Tel: 709-256-7780
Scotia Recycling 300 Garrett Drive Tel: 709-256-4000

Source: Town of Gander Welcome Booklet