I have clear bags but the package says they are recycling (or yard waste) bags – can I use them for garbage?

The colour of the bag is important, not what the package the bags came in says.


Beginning in January 2022 waste put at the curb each week in St. John’s must be in:

Clear bags (colourless, see-through) for garbage: up to 4 regular size bags (3 with privacy bag)

Opaque bag (not see-through) for privacy garbage: maximum 1 regular size bag

Blue bags (blue see-through) for recycling: unlimited number

Paper yard waste bags for yard waste: unlimited number