Plastic Bags

Discovery Region

Click on the tabs below for reuse, recycling or safe disposal options.

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 – Discovery Region

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

Charleston – Southern Bay Landfill

Local residents and businesses can dispose of waste at the Charleston – Southern Bay Landfill.

Lethbridge Landfill

Lethbridge Local Service District operates the Lethbridge landfill site which provides waste disposal services for local residents and businesses.

Location: Lethbridge Local Service District
Phone: 709-467-2445

Newman’s Cove Landfill

The Newman’s Cove Local Service District operates the Newman’s Cove landfill site which provides waste disposal services for local residents and businesses.

Location: Newman’s Cove Local Service District
Phone: 709-445-4444

Town of Bonavista Landfill

The Town of Bonavista operates the Bonavista landfill site which provides waste disposal services for local residents and businesses.

Location: Town of Bonavista
Phone: (709) 468-7747
Email: town.bonavista@nf.sympatico.ca
Web: www.townofbonavista.com

Town of King’s Cove Landfill

The Town of King’s Cove operates the Kings Cove landfill site which provides waste disposal services for local residents and businesses.

Location: Town of King’s Cove

Town of Musgravetown Landfill

The Town of Musgravetown operates the Musgravetown landfill site which provides waste disposal services for local residents and businesses.

Location: Town of Musgravetown
Phone: 709-467-2726
Email: townofmusg@nf.aibn.com

Town of Port Blandford Landfill

The Town of Port Blandford operates the Port Blandford landfill site which provides waste disposal services for local residents and businesses.

Location: Town of Port Blandford
Phone: 709-543-2170
Email: vgreening@nf.aibn.com
Web: www.portblandford.com

Town of Port Rexton Landfill

The Town of Port Rexton operates the Port Rexton landfill site which provides waste disposal services for local residents and businesses.

Location: Town of Port Rexton
Phone: 709-464-2006
Email: portrexton@bellaliant.com
Web: www.townofportrexton.com

Town of Trinity Bay North Landfill

The Town of Trinity Bay North operates the Trinity Bay North landfill site which provides waste disposal services for local residents and businesses.

Location: Catalina (Trinity Bay North)
Phone: (709) 469-2571
Email: tbn@personainternet.com
Web: www.trinitybaynorth.com

Think About It

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