Garbage & Recycling Services

Garbage and Recycling Collection Map

Download PDF Printable 2021 Waste Collection Schedule

Waste Management Policy

Waste Collection Notices:

  • Please note that garbage and recycling collection for Thursday, September 30th, 2021 will be moved ahead to Monday, October 4th, 2021 as the Town Hall will be closed in observance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th. Garbage collection on all other days during this week remain as per the normal schedule.
  • Protect your collectors! Place all needles and other sharps in a sharps disposal container before placing them in your garbage bags.



View 2021 Waste Collection Schedule here:

Recycling collection will take place every second week on your scheduled garbage route. We require two streams of recycling to be placed in clear blue bags. Below is the information on what to include and how to separate “paper products” and “containers.”

Cardboard can be put in a tied up blue bag or can be broken down and placed in bundles at the curb. If bundled it must measure no more than 2ft by 2ft by 1ft. DO NOT bundle cardboard and then put it in a blue bag; either bundle it or bag it.


Tumbler style compost bins are sold out for the 2021 summer season! Please check back in Spring 2022 for our next order of compost bins to be available for purchase from the town. Thank you for your understanding! 

Composting is a great way to cut down on your waste, while also creating a rich and natural fertilizer for your garden. To learn more about the benefits of backyard composting, visit the Rethink Waste NL website, below:

Bulk Garbage

Bulk garbage collection service is available by appointment from May to November and is on a first come first serve basis.

Please call Public Works 895-8000  (ext. 228) or email [email protected] to book the next available appointment in your area. You can also bring your bulk items to the Regional Waste Facility at Robin Hood Bay, free of charge.

It is unlawful to place oil, oil products, gasoline, or diesel fuel for household or bulk garbage collection.
These items must be brought to the Hazardous Waste Station at Robin Hood Bay.

Garden Material

As of June 1st, 2006 the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s will no longer collect garden material or, any other material that can be composted. Garden material includes any grass, hay weeds, leaves, sods, tress, stumps, and branches that can be readily composted.

Residential Garden Material Policy

Household Hazardous Waste

Please bring household hazardous waste directly to Robin Hood Bay. For more information click here.


Contact Our Staff

Charlie Hamlyn

Director of Public Works

709-895-8000 x232

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