Curbside 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.

When a holiday falls on a Monday, garbage on routes normally serviced that day will instead be collected on the Wednesday of that week.
Click here for collection date changes due to Public holidays in 2021
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Corrigan Esmonde Garrett Gordon Gilmore Hadfield Henley
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Mollison Quimby Ratcliffe Reichers Rickenbacker Sacchi Scott
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Heath Magee Ogilvie Pattison Robertson
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Griffin Hobbs Hornell Howe Johnson Kingsford Smith
Lee Lewington MacLean Mattern McGrath Melvill
Morgan Payette Penwell Raynham Richman Rowsell
Russell Rutan Thiesk Tilley Tully Vatcher


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.
  • Use "Fling-It Garbage Nets" available for purchase from Broadening Horizons Recycling.
  • 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.

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.

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 2021:

January 9th  

March 13th

April 10th

May 8th 

May 29th

June 12th

July 10th

August 14th

September 18th 

October 16th

November 13th

December 11th

Operating hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residential Cleanup Events

FALL Clean Up. A complete Clean Up Week Guide is available here.

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 designated dates for the clean-up.
  • Small items must be contained.
  • Refuse not properly sorted will not be collected.

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, must be tied and bundled (Max. 50lb/ 5ft lengths).
Pile 4: Construction and Demolition material, wood, lumber, wooden chairs & tables, wooden dresser/desk. Nails must be removed or completely bent into wood. (Max. 50lb/ 5ft lengths).
Pile 5: All other refuse, including covered furniture, mattresses and plastic debris.

  • All loose material (gyproc, glass, shingles, ceramic tiles, etc.) must be in appropriate container (max. 50lb per container).
  • Broken glass and other must be clearly marked and properly contained.

Note 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 cylinders, Paint, Pesticides, Oil, etc.)

Year-Round Disposal Services

Residents are reminded that the McCurdy Drive Waste Transfer Station accepts materials on selected Saturdays throughout the year.

  • Metals may be dropped off at Central Metals (1983) Ltd. during normal business hours.
  • Good Used Furniture will be collected by Evangel Pentecostal Church. To arrange pick-up please call 256-4762.
  • Grass and Leaves may be dropped at the community composting site located at 34 McCurdy Drive.
  • Trees and Branches may be dropped at the chipping site adjacent to the Magee Road Treatment Plant.
  • Electronics including computers, TV's, printers and monitors, along with home or personal audio/video systems and non-cellular phones, may be dropped off at Scotia Recycling, Green Depot located on Garrett Drive.
  • Paint may be dropped at Alywards Home Hardware, located on Bennett Drive or Scotia Recycling, located on Garrett Drive.
  • Car Wreck disposal, please call Central Metals (1983) Ltd. at 256-7780.

Hazardous Waste Please contact the Norris Arm Regional Waste Management Facility at 651-2930 ext. 9 for further information.

Compost Bins

MMSB Compost Bins
2021 Compost Bins are received and are available for purchase.
This year there are two types of bins:

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

If residents wish to purchase a compost bin, they may send an email request to or call Colleen Maloney at 381-2293.

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