Garbage & Recycling Services
- Please ensure your garbage boxes or bins are cleared of snow, salt the area, and there is a clear access to the box.
- We encourage residents to use snow stakes, markers, or plow stakes to mark your garbage boxes. These simple visual aids are a great way to assist our snow plow operators and protect your property and garbage boxes during our snowy winter season.
- If you are placing your garbage or recycling bags curbside, please remember to net/secure your bags during the winter season so they do not blow away.
- 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.
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.
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.
Household Hazardous Waste
Please bring household hazardous waste directly to Robin Hood Bay. For more information click here.