Plastic Bags

Burin Peninsula

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Plastic bags may be placed in your regular garbage. The Provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador enacted a provincial ban on the distribution of retail plastic bags on October 1, 2020. You can avoid the use of other types of plastic bags by using reusable options whenever possible.

Plastic bags that end up as litter can be harmful to the environment. They can lodge in trees and fences, clog ditches and storm drains or end up in ocean and river waters, where they pose a threat to the environment and to wildlife.

Burin Peninsula Waste Management Corporation

Burin Peninsula Waste Management Corporation (BPWMC) provides collection and disposal services for garbage (including mixed containers and paper and cardboard), collection and recycling of scrap metal and bulk waste collection 12 times per year to residents.

Location: 98-103 Main Rd, Suite 228 Father Berney Memorial Salt Pond
Phone: 709-891-1717

Municipalities and Local Service Districts – Burin Peninsula

Municipalities and local service districts provide a range of waste collection and disposal services for residents and businesses.

Phone: Click here to find municipality and local service district contact information

Marystown Regional Waste Management Site

The Burin Peninsula Regional Service Board operates the Marystown landfill site which provides waste disposal services for residents and businesses in all communities south of Rushoon in the Burin Peninsula waste management region. This site accepts bulk waste, garbage, organics, scrap metal and yard waste.

Location: Servicing all communities on the Burin peninsula south of Rushoon
Phone: 709-891-1717

Think About It

2.3 million plastic bags are used each week in Newfoundland and Labrador!