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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


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.

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. 

The waste transfer station will accept materials on the following dates in 2023; Operating hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: 

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

Dates for the 2023 Fall Clean Up are 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, 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). Vinal 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 Curbside Giveaway will take place October 14-15, 2023.

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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