Regular Garbage Collection

Collection of household garbage is conducted by, and under contract with, the Central Newfoundland Waste Management Authority. For information on policies, procedures, hazardous waste disposal or other inquiries, visit their website, or phone 709-653-2900.


2023 Holiday Schedule Changes
When a holiday falls on a Monday, garbage on routes normally serviced that day will instead be collected on the Wednesday of that week.


Bell Blackwood Boyd Brock Edinburgh Elizabeth Fitzmaurice
Lothian MacKay Memorial Old Navy Peterson Pinedo Read


Airport Bannock Barker Briggs Byrd Carling Cochran
Corrigan Esmonde Garrett Gordon Gilmore Hadfield Henley
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Mollison Quimby Ratcliffe Reichers Rickenbacker Sacchi Scott
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Lindbergh MacDonald Medcalf Nungesser Sullivan  


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Heath Magee Ogilvie Pattison Robertson
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Collishaw de Havilland Edwards Forester Gatty Gibson
Griffin Hobbs Hornell Howe Johnson Kingsford Smith
Lee Lewington MacLean Mattern McGrath Melvill
Morgan Payette Penwell Raynham Richman Rowsell
Russell Rutan Thirsk Tilley Tully Vatcher
Sorting Your Recyclables & Household Garbage:

Recyclables must be sorted in transparent blue bags

Household garbage must be sorted in clear bags

For more information about sorting your recyclables and household garbage please visit:  
Note: All garbage placed for collection shall be covered by a metal or plastic container, netting, or a blanket at all times.

Suggested methods are:

  • Cover garbage with a piece of carpet, tarp, or similar material which will be left for re-use.
  • Use garbage cans.
  • Containers shall not be put out for collection except on the day designated for collection in the area.
  • No person(s) shall permit any animal owned by him/her or under his/her control to pick over, interfere, disturb, remove or scatter any material placed out for collection.
  • No householder shall put out for collection more than six (6) containers or their equivalent for collection by the Town on any one collection day.
  • No person(s), other than the employees of the Council authorized for that purpose, shall pick over, remove, disturb or otherwise interfere with any garbage or refuse placed for removal by the Council whether or not it is enclosed in receptacles or containers.
  • Garbage containers and bundles shall be placed for collection in front of the premises at the curb or street line no earlier than 6:00 am and no later than 8:00 am on the day designated for collection.
  • Containers and bundles should not weigh more than 50 lbs./22.5 kg.
  • All paper, newspaper, magazines, cardboard or cartons not placed in water tight cans or approved polyethylene garbage bags (Small plastic supermarket shopping bags, kitchen catchers and cardboard cartons are not considered suitable containers) shall be flattened out and securely tied with strong twine or rope in 20inch x 20inch x 30inch bundles. A polyethylene garbage bag have a minimum size of 26" x 32.5"/66cm x 82.5cm.

    The Town of Gander takes no responsibility for items left at curbside during curbside collection events and anything not considered refuse should not be left unattended.

    For more information, call the Municipal Works Department at 651-5938 between the hours of 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, to learn your collection day or anything else you want to know about our services. 

Residents are reminded that it is the homeowner's responsibility to clean up any garbage remaining after curbside collection. Complete garbage regulations are available at the Municipal Works Department or as a PDF by clicking pdficon here.

The Town of Gander appreciates your cooperation in helping to keep our Town clean and tidy.


Rat Prevention & Control:

What residents and business can do to ensure rodent and pest control on private property:

  • Store garbage in rodent-proof containers with tight-fitting lids.
  • Ensure yards are clear of junk and debris.  Reduce clutter to prevent hiding spots.
  • Eliminate all sources of food (pet feces, fallen fruit, rotten vegetables, leftover pet food, grass seed, bird seed, etc.).
  • Store pet, wildlife food and lawn seed in an area not accessible to rats or in rodent proof containers.
  • Compost properly – do not add fish or meat to backyard compost bins.
  • Secure composters to prevent rodents from entering.
  • Fix any leaky taps or drains, and eliminate any water accumulating in your yard.
  • Cut tall grass around the house.
  • Avoid the use of bird feeder and bird baths.  If you use them ensure they are kept clean.
  • Seek pest control services in the event of a rat infestation.

For more information on rat prevention & control click here

 Bulk Garbage Disposal Dates
 Waste Transfer Station

The Town of Gander, in partnership with PBO Industrial Disposal Inc., operates a waste transfer station 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. 

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.

The waste transfer station will accept materials on the following dates in 2023:

January 7th
March 11th
April 15th & 29th
May 13th & 27th
June 10th
July 8th
August 12th
September 9th
November 18th
December 9th


Operating hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 Clean Up Week

October 16-27, 2023

The residential clean-up procedure is as follows:

- All streets will be completed once during each week of the clean-up period.

- Clean-up refuse will be collected on the day of your scheduled household garbage collection and must be at curbside no later than 8 a.m.

- Refuse must not be put out before, or after, your scheduled dates for clean-up.

- Small items must be contained.

- Refuse not properly sorted will not be collected.

Due to safety concerns and time constraints, it is important that refuse is placed into five (5) separate piles at the curbside as indicated. There will be no curbside collection from homes deemed non-compliant.

Pile 1:   As per CNWM, Regular household/kitchen garbage and recyclables, in the appropriate clear or blue bag.

Pile 2:   Metals, including large appliances made mostly of metal.

Pile 3:   Branches, tied and bundled (Max. 50lb/5ft lengths).

Pile 4:   Construction and demolition material including wood, lumber, wooden chairs & tables, wooden dresser/desk. Nails must be removed or completely bent into wood.  (Max. 50lb/ 5ft lengths).

Pile 5:  Other refuse, including covered furniture, mattresses and plastic debris.

-   All loose material (gyproc, glass, shingles, ceramic tiles, etc.) must be in an appropriate container (max. 50lb per container). Vinyl Siding must be bundled -

(Max 50lb/5ft lengths).

-   Broken glass must be clearly marked and properly contained.

The following items will not be collected:

  • Rocks, gravel or concrete
  • Electronics (Computer, TV’s, Etc.)
  • Garden Waste (Trees, Grass, Leaves, Etc.)
  • Hazardous waste (Propane tanks, Paint, Pesticides, Oil, etc.)
  • Vehicle Tires (local tire supply stores will accept used tires)

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.

View the complete guidelines here.

 Curbside Giveaway

October 14-15, 2023.

By placing your unwanted but reusable items to the curb, they could become another person’s treasure. In an effort to reduce the number of good, used items going to the landfill, the Town will be hosting a Curbside Giveaway weekend preceding the Annual Curbside Cleanup. Examples of items that may be suitable for the giveaway include books, CDs, DVDs, furniture, small appliances, sports equipment, toys, tools, and construction materials.


Participants should place a “FREE” sign on the items placed at the curbside to ensure there is no confusion. Treasure hunters can remove items with a “FREE” sign but should remember to respect personal property when participating.  


Property owners are responsible to ensure items are not placed at curbside before 8 a.m. on the first day of the event, and any remaining items are be removed by dusk on the last day of the event. 

Household Hazardous Waste Day

The Town of Gander will be hosting its annual Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, September 30, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Steele Community Centre Parking Lot.


This event is sponsored by Central NL Waste Management, and free of charge to residents. For more information, contact CNWM at 651-2930, ext. 9, or visit

What to bring:

  • Adhesives
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Antifreeze coolants
  • Batteries
  • Bleach
  • Chemicals
  • Cleaning products
  • Contact cement
  • Ethanol, Methanol
  • Fertilizers
  • Flea powder
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Gasoline, fuel, glue
  • Herbicides/fungicides
  • Kerosene, lighters with content, Butane
  • Motor oil/Filters
  • Nail polish/remover
  • Paint/Paint thinner
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane
  • Razors/straight blades
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Rust remover
  • Sealants/Solvents
  • Stains/Varnishes


What not to bring:

  • Ammunition
  • Asbestos
  • Biomedical Wastes
  • Commercial Wastes
  • Explosives
  • Fireworks
  • Medication
    • PCB’s (Industrial Products or Chemicals)
    • Smoke Alarms
 Year Round Disposal Services
  • Metals – Drop off at Central Metals (1983) Ltd. during business hours.
  • Good used furniture - Collected by Evangel Pentecostal Church. To arrange pick-up please call 256-4762.
  • Grass and leaves – Drop at the composting site located at 34 McCurdy Drive.
  • Trees and branches – Dispose at the chipping site next to the Derby Pit off Cooper Blvd by the Mitchell St Intersection.
  • Electronics - Computers, TV’s, printers and monitors, along with home or personal audio/video systems and non-cellular phones, may be dropped off at Gander Broadening Horizons Recycling at the Green Depot on Magee Road.
  • Paint – Drop off at Alywards Home Hardware, located on Bennett Drive.
  • Car Wreck disposal - Contact Central Metals (1983) Ltd. at 256-7780.
  • Hazardous Waste - Contact the Norris Arm Regional Waste Management Facility at 651 2930 ext. 9 for further information.
  • Tires- Dispose at any time at local tire dealerships.
 Compost Bins

MMSB Compost Bins

Two types of compost bins are available for purchase:

  • A standard bin that can be purchased for $45
  • A tumbler type bin that can be purchased for $110.00

If you wish to purchase a compost bin, please visit the Town Hall.

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