Thursday, December 24, 2020 - 12:30 PM

Holiday Recycling & Schedule

a gift, green tree branches and candy canes on the right of the image, to the left text in red and green reads: Happy Holidays from CURBit

The holiday season brings items into our households that we don’t normally have around. Many of these items can be recycled in blue bags and some cannot. Learn if what you have is recyclable at Put Waste In Its Place.

Holiday items to put in your curbside recycling blue bags:

  • eggnog containers
  • whipping cream containers
  • orange juice containers
  • cranberry sauce and Fussell’s cream tins
  • syrup bottles (plastic only)
  • cookie and chocolate tins
  • liquor bottles (plastic only)
  • gift boxes
  • cardboard boxes

Items that cannot be recycled at the curb

  • wrapping paper
  • gift bags (These can be reused)
  • greeting cards
  • ribbon
  • styrofoam
  • glass

For more tips on what to recycle and how to reduce your waste during the holidays, visit curbitstjohns.ca.

There is no waste collection on Friday, Dec. 25, Monday, Dec. 28 or Friday, Jan. 1.
To accommodate extra garbage during the holiday season, the City of St. John’s will allow residents to include two extra bags in their regular collection, Jan. 4 - 8. Please place the bags alongside the automated cart on your collection day by 8 a.m.
 

  Monday
Dec. 21
Tuesday
Dec. 22
Wednesday
Dec. 23
Thursday
Dec. 24
Friday
Dec. 25
Garbage 1A/B No collection due to weather 2A/B
3A/B
4A/B No Collection
Recycling 1B 2B
3B
4B
  Monday
Dec. 28
Tuesday
Dec. 29
Wednesday
Dec. 30
Thursday
Dec. 31
Friday
Jan. 1
Garbage No Collection 5A/B
1A/B
2A/B
3A/B
4A/B No Collection
Recycling 5B
1A
2A
3A
4A
  Monday
Jan. 4
Tuesday
Jan. 5
Wednesday
Jan. 6
Thursday
Jan. 7
Friday
Jan. 8
Garbage
*up to 2 bags extra allowed
5A/B
1A/B
2A/B 3A/B 4A/B 5A/B
Recycling 5A
1B
2B 3B 4B 5B

Christmas Tree Drop Off 

Only natural, undecorated trees will be accepted – no artificial trees, decorations, tinsel or other man-made objects. Please do not bundle or tie the tree.

Quidi Vidi Lake, large gravel parking lot off The Boulevard
Tuesday, Dec. 29 to Sunday, Jan. 10
excluding December 31 and January 1 when the parking lot will be closed due to the New Years firework display. 

Robin Hood Bay Residential Drop-Off, 340 East White Hills Road
Tuesday, Dec. 29 to Saturday, Jan 9. Click here for hours of operation. 

All the trees collected are turned into mulch chips which are used in horticultural projects in the City’s green spaces.