Bulk Items

Bulk garbage 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.

Curbside Collection

Curbside collection for 2018 has been completed. We offer curbside collection of bulk garbage and metal items to residents of St. John’s once a year in September / October by appointment only. Appointments are available for booking starting in the month of August prior to the scheduled collection.

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.

Each household can schedule one bulk garbage and metal pick-up for the same day at no charge.

When booking your appointment please note: You can only book your bulk garbage and metal collection appointment for the same day and you must select your items you are putting to the curb for both bulk garbage and metal. You will receive a confirmation email for your appointment.

To cancel or make changes to your appointment just follow the instructions in your email.

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

Area Pick-up Schedule 2018

Area 1 from September 10 – September 14

Area 2 from September 17 – September 21

Area 3 from September 24 – September 28

Area 4 from October 1 – October 5

Area 5 from October 9 – October 13

To make an appointment choose one of: 

  • Collection schedule 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.


What Goes In

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

What Stays Out

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

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