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2014 ARTS PROCUREMENT PROGRAM
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY
WASTE TRANSFER STATION
MAIN WATER LINE FLUSHING
TREE & PARK BENCH MEMORIAL PROGRAM
MUNICIPAL LANDFILL CLOSURE
GARBAGE REGULATIONS & SCHEDULES
Posted: October 20, 2014
The Town of Gander’s Arts Procurement Program is calling for submissions of 2- and 3-dimensional artwork for the 2014 program. The program is open to artists who have been residents of Gander for 12 months or more.
A maximum of three pieces will be received from each artist and each submission must be accompanied by a registration form, available at the Town Hall, Gander Community Centre Administration Office or as a fillable PDF by clicking here.
The program will recognize submissions from artists in the following categories of 2- or 3-Dimensional Visual Art:
Drawing - Illustration - Painting
Print Making - Photography
Textile/Fibre Art - Mixed Media
Carving - Sculpture
Submitted works should be of a size and subject suitable for display in public buildings and venues throughout the community. The selected work(s) will be purchased within the overall annual financial allocation by the Town of Gander.
Artwork will be received at the Town Hall from 8:30 a.m. Monday, December 8, until 4:30 p.m. Friday, December 12. The artwork will be displayed and judged on Monday, December 15. All selected items and artists will be duly recognized.
Posted: September 25, 2014
Infrastructure upgrades are planned or already underway in several areas around Gander and are expected to take several weeks to complete. This work may result in occasional traffic delays and/or detours to allow crews to work safely.
Affected areas include:
- Bennett Drive between Towers Avenue and Bachman Place
- Bowes Street
- Byrd Avenue in the vicinity of Gordon Street
- Caldwell Street
- Morgan Drive
- Sacchi Avenue
Motorists are reminded to always slow down when approaching work crews and move over to give workers as wide a berth as possible. Your patience and cooperation are appreciated.
Posted: September 25, 2014
The Town of Gander will conduct a residential clean-up November 3-7, inclusive.
The residential clean-up system is as follows:
- Under this system, each street will be completed once during each week of the clean-up period.
- Clean-up refuse will be picked up on the day of your scheduled household garbage collection.
- Please separate refuse into four categories at curbside:
- regular household/kitchen garbage;
- garden waste (trees, branches, leaves & grass);
- metals, including large appliances made mostly of metal; and
- all other refuse including furniture, plastics and construction debris.
- Please do not put out refuse before or after the designated dates for the clean-up.
- All loose material (pieces of lumber, glass, gyproc, etc.) must be in appropriate containers and branches and tree limbs must be tied in bundles (maximum of 5-foot lengths) for disposal.
- Rocks, gravel or concrete will not be removed.
- Hazardous waste such as propane cylinders, paint, pesticides, oil, etc. will not be collected. Household hazardous waste may be dropped off at the Gander Curling Club parking lot Saturday, October 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (See below)
- To have car wrecks removed, please call Central Metals (1983) Ltd. at 256-7780.
- Tires will not be collected but should be recycled by returning to your usual tire retailer.
Year-round disposal services: Residents are reminded that metals may be dropped off at Central Metals (1983) Ltd. during normal business hours. Good used furniture will be collected by Evangel Pentecostal Church; call 256-4762 to arrange pick-up. Grass and leaves may be dropped at the community composting site on McCurdy Drive; trees and branches may be dropped at the chipping site adjacent to the Magee Road Treatment Plant. Computers and peripherals including printers and monitors, along with home or personal audio/video systems and non-cellular phones, may be dropped off at the Scotia Recycling Green Depot on Garrett Drive.
Please note: This clean-up event is for Town of Gander residents only; contractor-generated debris or refuse brought in from other communities will not be collected.
Click here for complete Residential Cleanup Week Rules and Procedures in PDF format, or here for current Garbage and Refuse Regulations, or call the Public Works Depot at 651-5938 for more information.
Posted: September 25, 2014
Central Newfoundland Waste Management will be holding a Household Hazardous Waste Day in the Gander Curling Club parking lot on Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This service is free to all residents of Gander for household products. Get the hazardous waste out of your house and help the environment as all products will be recycled.
What to Bring:
Paints, varnishes and shellacs; Poisons, including solvents, batteries, antifreeze, medications, pesticides, fertilizers, wood stains and preservatives, radiator coolants, compact fluorescent light bulbs and any confirmed or suspected carcinogens; Corrosives, including bleach and household cleaners, rust removers, wax strippers, laundry stain removers, oven and drain cleaners and automotive lead-acid batteries; Flammables, including fuel oil, gasoline, motor oil, kerosene, camping fuel, paint thinners, methyl hydrate, lighter fluids, contact cement, insect repellant, aerosol containers, furniture cleaners, paint brush cleaners and gasoline/oil mixtures; Pressurized Containers, including gas cylinders that carry propane or butane and aerosol containers that are not empty.
What Not to Bring:
Ammunition, explosives, biomedical waste, smoke alarms, PCBs, asbestos, commercial waste, fireworks and empty aerosol cans. Please note: Paint products may also be recycled year-round by dropping at the Scotia Recycling Green Depot or participating retailers.
How to Bring It:
Seal containers securely. Wear gloves. Bring the materials in the trunk of your car. Make sure your vehicle is well ventilated. DO NOT MIX different substances.
For more information, please call the Supervisor of Public Works at 651-5943 or the Public Works Depot at 651-5938. This event is for Town of Gander residents only.
Posted: September 25, 2014
The Town of Gander will be opening its garbage and refuse transfer station commencing on Saturday, September 27, 2014. This transfer station is located on McCurdy Drive, next to the Public Works Depot.
For a nominal fee, residents may dispose of metals, household garbage, bulk furniture, wood products, drywall and paper products. The transfer station will operate on Saturdays only, year-round, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday. Click here for transfer station drop-off fees in PDF format.
Residents are encouraged to use this facility for all household debris and surplus items that cannot otherwise be reused, re-purposed or recycled.
Posted: September 22, 2014
The Town of Gander advises residents that the systematic flushing of all main water lines is now underway and will continue until Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. This will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
During this period, residents may experience fluctuating water pressure, discolouration or debris in the water lines. If this occurs, run the water until clear, then remove faucet aerators and carefully flush any debris from screens and washers, ensuring that all parts are reassembled in the correct order and orientation.
It is not recommended to wash laundry between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to avoid the possibility of staining.
The purpose of this flushing is to provide a higher quality of water. The Town of Gander apologizes for any inconvenience that this may cause.
Posted: September 15, 2014
Motorists are advised that asphalt grinding and patching operations are now ongoing throughout the town and will continue for the next 6-8 weeks. Please approach these areas with caution, giving road crews as wide a berth as possible, and be prepared to encounter uneven asphalt surfaces. Your patience and cooperation are appreciated.
Posted: March 12, 2012
The Town of Gander, in conjunction with the Civic Enhancement Committee, has adopted a Memorial Park Bench and Tree Placement Program for public and business participation. The program provides the opportunity to purchase a tree and/or bench for many occasions, i.e., in memory of a loved one, in honour of a dedicated service member, family celebrations, etc. This program is tax deductible.
Posted: January 20, 2012
The Town of Gander advises residents and businesses that the municipal landfill site on Gander Bay Road has been permanently closed by order of the Provincial Government. No further access to this site will be permitted and regulations regarding illegal dumping will be strictly enforced.
Curbside collection of residential garbage and recyclables will continue as per existing schedules, however, businesses, building contractors and homeowners planning or engaged in major renovations are responsible to ensure that all non-recyclable refuse is transported to the Norris Arm Regional Waste Management Facility. Several companies offer commercial waste collection/disposal services on either a scheduled or on-demand basis.
Commercial cardboard should continue to be directed to VON Broadening Horizons Recycling, located at the Scotia Recycling Green Depot, 325 Garrett Drive.
Meanwhile, residents are reminded that with the closure of the Municipal Landfill, the Town must pay by weight for use of the Norris Arm facility, and this cost forms a significant portion of municipal taxation. Residents are urged to divert as much waste as possible from curbside, through recycling of containers and paper products and composting of organic waste.
Visit the VON Broadening Horizons Recycling website at www.ganderrecycling.com for information on materials accepted for recycling or to purchase a backyard composter at a subsidized unit price.
Major appliances and other metals will be accepted at Central Metals (1983) Limited, 53 McCurdy Drive, during normal business hours.
To assist residents in removal of refuse other than regular household waste, the Town will conduct clean-up week collection several times per year.
For more information on the Norris Arm Regional Waste Management Facility, including fees, procedures and accepted materials, please contact the Central Newfoundland Waste Management Authority at 709-653-2900, or visit their website at www.cnwmc.com.
Posted: April 18, 2011
The Town of Gander reminds residents that Garbage and Refuse Regulations require that household garbage be placed at the concrete curb no earlier than 6 a.m. and no later than 8 a.m. on your scheduled collection day.
A limit of six (6) bags per household will be accepted on each scheduled collection day. Empty containers and any garbage/refuse not collected under these regulations must be removed from the curb before 8:30 p.m. the same day.
Please heed the following guidelines for safe disposal of hazardous items:
• Needles must be in a container such as steel or heavy plastic that will prevent accidental puncture to those collecting it.
• Broken glass should be placed in a separate container and marked as such.
• Hot coals/ashes must not be put out for collection.
Complete Garbage and Refuse Regulations, along with the regular collection schedule, may be found by clicking here, or by calling the Public Works Depot at 651-5938.