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All residents from the Eastern Region of the province. It is not for private businesses or other organizations. These groups are required to arrange to have a licensed hauler remove hazardous chemicals from their work sites. If you are a business and would like to get more information on how to dispose of hazardous chemicals, please contact us at 311.
It is important that Household Hazardous Waste is collected in an organized manner. Materials have to be first sorted and identified by a qualified individual and placed in a particular category. If certain Household Hazardous Wastes are mixed or come in contact with one another there could be potential for dangerous reactions. Please be patient.
The carts are equipped with wide sturdy wheels which are easy to roll and are generally more convenient and easier than carrying bags of garbage to the curb.
The City of St. John’s will exempt residents who have difficulty maneuvering a cart to the regular collection point from using the garbage carts for curbside collection. To apply for an exemption click here.
Each cart will have a space for you to write your address on it. Please write your address on the cart with a permanent marker when you receive it. Also, each cart has an individual serial number and RFID Tag which is associated with the address it is assigned to. This gives the City crews the ability to find and identify the residence to which the cart belongs. Residents should record the cart’s serial number for reference.
No, your blue bags of recyclables will continue to be collected manually. Your blue bags must be placed to the curb by your cart spaced a minimum of 1 metre from the cart. If you already have a bin and want to use your current bin for recycling, we will provide a decal to place on the bin. To request a decal email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 311.
The carts can withstand temperature extremes and users in areas with heavy snowfall have indicated that the wide wheels ride well on snow and are easy to roll out in winter. However, inclement weather may affect collection, residents are asked to sign-up for “Reminders” by clicking here or to download the St. John’s Waste & Recycling APP in the APP Store or Google Play. When you sign-up for reminders you have the option to choose how you want to be reminded (e-mail, phone call, text, twitter, or calendar). Notifications will also be posted on the City website and/ or announced on local radio stations.
The cart dumping process lifts the cart upside down and stops with a slight jolt so waste in the cart will fall out, unless it is wedged, forced, or compacted in the cart. Please ensure waste is not packed too tightly in the cart.
The cart is designed to withstand strong winds when placed on flat surfaces. Residents are responsible for the proper use of the cart and to ensure the carts are placed correctly for curbside collection. This includes bagging all garbage and cleaning up any debris as a result of exceptionally strong winds or other acts.
No regular household waste is to be placed on top or beside the cart. Only blue bagged recyclables and yard waste in paper yard waste bags will be collected when placed a minimum of 1 metre from the garbage cart.
Carts should not be filled beyond the manufacturer’s recommended load rating. For collection purposes the cart lid must be completely closed after the garbage is placed inside. Lids that are left open will not be collected as this can cause damage during the collection process and cause litter problems.