Plastic Bags

Western Labrador

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 – Western Labrador

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

Town of Labrador City

The Town of Labrador City residential collection services for garbage (including mixed containers), bulk waste (during annual Clean up Week) and scrap vehicles (fees apply, tires and fluids must be removed).

Location: Servicing the Town of Labrador City
Phone: 709-944-2621

Town of Wabush

The Town of Wabush provides residential collection services for garbage and bulk waste and recycling services for scrap vehicles (tires and fluids must be removed).

Location: Servicing the Town of Wabush
Phone: 709-282-5696

Labrador West Regional Landfill Site

The Towns of Labrador City and Wabush operate the Labrador West Regional Landfill which provides waste disposal services for residents and businesses in the western Labrador waste management region. This landfill has a public drop-off for garbage, bulk waste, scrap metal, household hazardous waste (HHW) such as oil, paint and batteries.

Location: 317 Hudson Drive, Labrador City, NL
Phone: 709-944-7172

Think About It

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