Plastic Bags

Central Labrador

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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.

Municipalities and Local Service Districts – Central Labrador

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

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Town of Happy Valley–Goose Bay

The Town of Happy Valley–Goose Bay provides residential collection and disposal services for garbage (including mixed containers), as well as an annual spring clean up program for the collection and disposal/recycling of bulk waste, yard waste and scrap metal (dates of the program vary annually).

Location: Servicing the Town of Happy Valley–Goose Bay
Phone: 709-896-3321

Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Landfill Site

The Town of Happy Valley–Goose Bay operates the Happy Valley–Goose Bay landfill site which provides waste disposal services for local residents and businesses. This site accepts garbage,  household hazardous waste (HHW), oil and paint. Bulk waste, scrap metal and yard waste are collected during the spring clean-up program.

Phone: 709-896-3321

Think About It

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