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Garbage Collection and Disposal

Regular Garbage Collection Schedule:

Household garbage is collected at curbside once each week on the following schedule. If your collection day falls on a holiday, collection normally takes place the day before or the day after. Holiday changes are posted in the local newspaper, on the Town’s official website, or call the Municipal Works and Services Department at 651-5915 for details.


Bell Place Blackwood Drive Boyd Street
Brock Crescent Edinburgh Avenue Elizabeth Drive
Fitzmaurice Road Lothian Court MacKay Street
Memorial Drive Old Navy Road Peterson Drive
Pinedo Road Read Street  


Airport Boulevard Bannock Street Barker Place
Briggs Street Byrd Avenue Carling Crescent
Cochran Street Corrigan Street Esmonde Place
Garrett Drive Gilmore Place Gordon Street
Hadfield Street Henley Street Hughes Street
Jones Place Kent Place Marc Garneau Place
McLeod Place Mifflin Place Mitchell Street
Mollison Crescent Quimby Place Ratcliffe Place
Reicher's Place Rickenbacker Road Sacchi Avenue
Scott Place Solberg Crescent Waterton Street
Williams Place Wood Crescent Wright Crescent
Yeager Street  


Balbo Street Baldwin Street Bishop Street
Bowes Street Brochen Street Cotton Street
Earhart Street Fraser Road Grandy Avenue
Hamilton Street Hawker Crescent Jackson Place
Lindbergh Road MacDonald Drive Medcalf Street
Nungesser Ave Sullivan Avenue  


Alcock Crescent Bachman Place Bennett Drive
Bristol Place Brown Crescent Conrad Place
Curtiss Avenue Gander Bay Road Gray Avenue
Grieve Crescent Heath Crescent Magee Road
Ogilvie Street Pattison Place Robertson Avenue
Towers Avenue TCH Viscount Crescent
Wilcockson Crescent  


Binnie Street Blair Place Bondar Street
Cayley Place Cheshire Crescent Cody Place
Collishaw Crescent DeHavilland Place Edwards Place
Forester Street Gatty Place Gibson Place
Griffin Place Hobbs Street Hornell Street
Howe Street Johnson Street Kingsford-Smith Place
Lee Street Lewington Place MacLean Place
Mattern Place McGrath Place Melvill Place
Morgan Drive Payette Street Penwell Avenue
Raynham Avenue Richman Place Rowsell Boulevard
Russell Street Rutan Street Thirsk Place
Tilley Place Tully Place Vatcher Place


Collection schedule changes for 2024 / 2025

Holiday Collection Pick-up
March 29, 2024 (Good Friday) Thursday, March 28th
May 20, 2024 (Victoria Day) Wednesday, May 22th
July 1, 2024 (Canada Day) Wednesday, July 3rd
August 5, 2024 (Civic Holiday) Wednesday, August 7th
September 2, 2024 (Labour Day) Wednesday, September 4th
October 14, 2024 (Thanksgiving) Wednesday, October 16th
November 11, 2024 (Remembrance Day) Wednesday, November 13th
December 25, 2024 (Christmas) Friday, December 27th
December 26, 2024 (Boxing Day) Friday, December 27th
January 1, 2025 (New Years Day) Thursday, January 2nd

Sorting Guidelines:

Recyclables must be sorted in transparent blue bags. 

Household garbage must be sorted in clear bags. 

Garbage placed at curbside for weekly collection must be covered at all times. A metal or plastic container, netting, or a blanket are acceptable methods for cover. See this link for full details. The following are some general guidelines for collection: 

Containers shall not be put out for collection except on the day designated for collection in the area. Containers and bundles should not weigh more than 50 lbs./22.5 kg. 

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. 

No householder shall put out for collection more than 6 containers (bags) or their equivalent for collection by the Town on any one collection day. 

All paper, newspaper, magazines, cardboard, or cartons not placed in watertight cans or approved polyethylene garbage bags shall be flattened out and securely tied with strong twine or rope in 20” x 20”x 30” bundles. A polyethylene garbage bag has a minimum size of 26" x 32.5"/66cm x 82.5cm. 

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 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. 

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. 

Residents are reminded that it is the homeowner's responsibility to clean up any garbage remaining after curbside collection.  

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

For more information, call the Public Works Depot 651-5938 between the hours of 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, if you have additional questions about this service.

It’s impossible to imagine a world today without electronics, but using electronics also means responsibly recycling them for a cleaner tomorrow - we can ensure that piles of old electronics aren't sitting in landfills, harming our environment. 

By recycling end-of-life electronics at certified Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) facilities, you’re helping to reduce the amount of electronics that end up in landfills; preventing them from being illegally exported; and conserving natural resources by recovering raw materials that can be used to make new products.

Where should I take my end-of-life electronics?

Broadening Horizons Green Depot

12A Magee Drive
Gander, NL, A1V 1W5

Tuesday through Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm / 12:30pm-5:45pm
Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm / 12:30pm-5:00pm

Central Newfoundland Waste Management (Residential material only)

Highway 330
Norris Arm, NL, A0G 3G0

Tuesday: 10:00am-2:00 pm
Wednesday / Thursday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am-2:00pm

For more information, visit

What is the Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA)?

EPRA Newfoundland and Labrador is a not-for-profit, industry-led, organization that oversees a government-approved end-of-life electronics recycling program throughout the province. Residents and businesses can drop off their unwanted electronics, free of charge, for responsible recycling.

How is the program funded?

EPRA Newfoundland and Labrador is funded through Environmental Handling Fees (EHF) that are applied on the sale of all new electronic products regulated in Newfoundland and Labrador. It’s not a tax, nor is it a refundable deposit. The EHF on each item in the program is based on the actual cost to recycle the materials contained in the product. All program revenue is used for the collection, transportation and responsible recycling of end-of life electronics as well as program administration.

How the EPRA makes a difference:

  • Over 80% of Canadians polled have at least one end-of-life electronic device sitting at home. We don’t want these old electronics to pile up in landfills or be illegally exported creating environmental issues somewhere else.
  • Over one million Tonnes of electronics have been diverted from Canadian landfills through EPRA.
  • The products are sent to specialized recyclers that harvest the raw materials including glass, plastics, and precious metals like gold and copper. The recovered materials are then put back into the manufacturing supply chain and used to make new products.

What can I recycle?

Display Devices: Televisions and monitors, including Cathode Ray Tube (CRT), All-in-one, flat panel (LCD, LED and plasma) and rear projection.

Phones: includes corded and cordless telephones, answering machines; cellular phones, including those offering camera, video recording and/or audio functions; cell-enabled smartphones, PDAs utilizing touch-screen technology and handheld devices.

Home Audio/Video Systems: VCRs, DVD and CD players, digital cable and satellite equipment, speakers, amplifiers, receivers, data projectors and similar audio/video systems.

Desktop Computers and all internal components, including those acting as servers.

Portable Computers: laptops, netbooks, notebooks and tablets.

Computer Peripherals: wired and wireless manual input devices such as keyboards, mice and trackballs.

Desktop Printers: laser and LED, ink jet, dot matrix, thermal, dye sublimation and “multi-function” copy, scan, fax and print devices, as well as stand-alone desktop fax machines.

Personal/Portable Audio/Video Systems: docking speakers, portable stereos, portable CD players, portable audio recorders, tape/radio players, headphones, digital media (MP3) players, voice recorders, and digital and video cameras.

Home Theatre In-A-Box (HTB) Systems: pre-packaged disc player/speaker/amplifier systems

Vehicle Audio/Video Systems: aftermarket amplifiers, equalizers, speakers and audio/video components.

External drives: including home media network hard drives and external optical disk drives as well as network-attached storage devices (NAS), external CD-ROM, DVD and Blu-ray drives and modems.

Global Positioning System (GPS): Personal, Portable & Vehicle

Electronic Readers & Video Game Devices: includes personal and portable devices designed primarily for reading digital e-books and periodicals, gaming consoles, handheld gaming devices as well as game controllers and both wired and wireless joysticks.

Practical tips:

Before you bring your devices to an authorized drop-off point, here are some practical end-of-life electronics recycling tips…

  • Assess if the electronic device is still in good working order and could be given away or donated.
  • Ensure any account services for your devices are deactivated.
  • Remove any SIM / SD cards.
  • Ensure all computers, cell phones and electronics have been cleared of your private or personal information.

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 household garbage, bulk furniture, wood products, drywall, and paper products. Residents are encouraged to use this facility for all household debris and surplus items that cannot otherwise be reused, re-purposed or recycled. 

Click here for transfer station drop-off fees in PDF format.

The waste transfer station will accept materials on the following dates in 2024; Operating hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: 

January 6th
March 9th
April 13th
May 11th
June 8th
July 13th
August 10th
October 26th
November 16th
December 14th

Hazardous waste includes products that are toxic, corrosive, flammable or explosive (pressurized containers). These items can cause fires, harm people or animals, and cause damage to the environment and to machinery. They are not accepted for curbside pick up.

You can properly and safely dispose of the hazardous household materials at the Central Regional Waste Management Site in Norris Arm or at any of the Transfer Stations at no charge during regular hours of operation.

Many hazardous products can be avoided entirely or replaced with less harmful substitutes.  If you can’t avoid using some hazardous products, safe disposal is very important.

2024 Household Hazardous Waste Day (Saturday, September 28, 2024)

This event is sponsored by Central NL Waste Management and is free of charge to residents. For more information, contact CNWM at 709-651-2930, 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 Waste
  • Commercial Waste
  • Explosives
  • Fireworks
  • Medication
  • PCB’s (Industrial Products or Chemicals)
  • Smoke Alarms

The 2024 Fall Clean Up (September 16 to 27, 2024)

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, plastic debris, bicycle tires, including offroad vehicle tires that are not accepted at local tire supply stores. 

-   All loose material (Gyproc, glass, shingles, ceramic tiles, etc.) must be in appropriate container (max. 50lb per container). Vinyl siding (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. 

The 2024 Curbside Giveaway (Dates To Be Determined)

What one person may consider unwanted may be valuable or desirable to someone else. Examples of items that may be suitable for the giveaway include books, CDs, DVDs, furniture, small appliances, sports equipment, toys, tools, and construction materials. 

By placing your unwanted but reusable items to the curb, they could become another person’s treasure. 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. 

  • 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 - 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 – can be transported to the Norris Arm landfill site during scheduled hours of operation. The Town of Gander will host an annual Household Hazardous Waste Day in conjunction with the scheduled annual Curbside cleanup event.  
  • Tires – can be disposed at any time at local tire dealerships. 

MMSB Compost Bins

Two types of compost bins are available for purchase: 

  • A standard bin that can be purchased for $45.00 
  • A tumbler type bin that can be purchased for $110.00 

Bins are purchased and distributed through the Gander Community Garden Group. Please send your purchase requests to   

Contact Information

Public Works Department:

34 McCurdy Drive | Gander | NL | A1V 1A2
Phone: 709-651-5960 | Fax: 709-256-3519

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