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Posted: July 22, 2014
Due to the dry conditions and hot temperatures Gander Fire Rescue will continue to impose a ban on all outdoor fires in the municipality of Gander. This includes campfires and the burning of brush in and around any forested areas. Backyard fire pits are included in this ban as well as all fireworks except those sanctioned and conducted by towns and local communities. The ban does not include gas barbecues. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Fire Inspector at 256-8866.
Posted: July 22, 2014
With consistently high temperatures, we’ve been experiencing unusually high daytime demand on our water distribution system. To help, residents are advised to limit their water consumption.
The Town is asking that residents with even number houses to water lawns on even number days and residents with odd number houses to water lawns on odd number days for a maximum of 1 hour.
Your cooperation is very much appreciated.
Posted: June 24, 2014
Please be advised that the Town of Gander will be switching to summer hours from Monday, June 30, through Friday, September 5, inclusive. During this period, the Town Hall and Gander Community Centre Administration Office will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. through 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. This change will not affect the operational hours at the Community Centre itself, or of outside recreational facilities.
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.