Garbage and Recycling

Garbage and Recycling

For all waste management information for the City of St. John's:

If you don't find what you are looking for on this webpage, contact or Access St. John's.

Waste App 'St. John's Waste and Recycling'
Download the St. John’s Waste and Recycling app for reminders about your garbage & recycling schedule, unscheduled changes due to weather and updates on waste programs and services:

When is My Collection Day?
Learn your waste collection schedule at When is My Collection Day? 

Curbside Collection
Put your waste at the curb correctly, check the rules for:

Put Waste In Its Place
There are lots of disposal options to keep waste out of the landfill.
Use Put Waste in its Place to learn if what you to throw away goes in a blue recycling bag, a garbage bag or somewhere else.


Backyard Composting

Drop-off Facilities for Residents
Bulk Garbage & Metal Recycling

Needle Disposal
If you find a discarded needle DO NOT PICK IT UP. Contact Access St. John’s immediately and provide as much detail about the location of the needle(s).

Metal sharps containers for needle disposal are located throughout the city; these are provided by the City of St. John's, the provincial Department of Health and Community Services and the St. John's Community Action Group on Harm Reduction.