Yard Waste

Discovery Region

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

Yard waste is a type of organic waste material that will decompose or “break down” naturally over time.  Yard waste includes materials from general backyard maintenance and landscaping such as leaves, tree branches, twigs and pruning waste. Some yard waste and dried leaves can be composted in a backyard compost bin. Learn more about backyard composting.

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

Multi-Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB) – Compost Program

MMSB has partnered with select communities throughout the province to offer compost bins to residents at a reduced cost. In addition, MMSB provides residents and businesses with public education resources on how to compost and how to build your own backyard compost bin.

Location: Click here for participating communities.
Phone: 1-800-901-6672
Email: inquiries@mmsb.nl.ca
Web: www.mmsb.nl.ca

Yellow Pages Listing – Garbage Collection Services

Additional waste disposal and recycling service providers may be available in your region.

Location: Services throughout the province
Web: View a listing of garbage collection service providers in the yellow pages.

Think About It

Grasscycling is a natural way to compost grass by leaving it on the lawn.