Recycle

Recycling comes last in the 3R hierarchy but is still very important. 

Recycling requires us to think about our daily actions at home, at work, or at play to ensure we make the effort to recycle more, more often.  When we recycle, we give waste materials new life so they can be used again.  We can also help close the loop on recycling by purchasing recycled and recyclable products.

Recycling is easy and it’s worth the effort.  What’s more, recycling our waste and choosing products made from recyclable materials, helps ease the burden on our natural resources and landfills.

Beverage Container Recycling Program

Residents and businesses throughout the province can recycle beverage containers at the local Green Depot through the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board’s (MMSB) Beverage Container Recycling Program. 

Electronic Waste Recycling Programs

Residents and businesses throughout the province can recycle unwanted electronics through recycling programs offered by industry stewardship organizations and businesses in the electronics industry.

  • The Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) Newfoundland and Labrador accepts and recycles a range of electronic products through the Recycle MY Electronics program.
  • The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) accepts and recycles mobile devices that connect to a cellular or paging network, including cell phones, smartphones, wireless PDAs, external aircards and pagers through the Recycle My Cell program
  • Cable providers, Eastlink, Rogers and Bell Aliant accept set top boxes and personal video recorders (PVRs) for recycling.

Paint Recycling Program

Residents and businesses can properly dispose of paint in a convenient and environmentally-friendly manner through Product Care Association’s Regeneration Paint Recycling program.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Programs

Residents and businesses in many communities throughout the province have access to safe and convenient hazardous waste collection sites and services. Learn more about Household Hazardous Waste.

Used Oil Recycling Program

Residents throughout the province can recycle used oil through the provincial government’s Used Oil Recycling Program. 

Used Tire Management Program

Residents and businesses throughout the province can properly dispose of used tires through the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board’s (MMSB) Used Tire Management Program.

Other Recycling Options

Use the Find a Place for My Waste search tool to learn more about recycling other common waste items.

Composting: Nature’s Way of Recycling

Composting is a natural process that converts organic material, such as food and yard waste, into nutrient-rich compost.  Composting at home, work and school allows us to recycle, just as nature does. It’s easy to do. Learn more about Composting.