Garbage & Recycling


Clearly We Can Do Better! Introducing Mount Pearl’s Clear Bag Program.

The City of Mount Pearl now requires all residents to use clear garbage bags. This mandatory program will allow us to ensure that residents recycle and dispose of household hazardous waste properly. It will have a positive impact on the environment by keeping unnecessary waste out of the landfill. This change will come into effect March 1, 2017. All residents will receive detailed information in the mail prior to the program launch. For more information, please view our Frequently Asked Questions.

How it works

clear-garbage-bag_png Place household garbage in clear bags. Place recyclables in blue bags.
clear-garbage-bag_png Place privacy items in non-transparent bags. Two small, non-transparent bags (for disposal of sensitive materials) are allowed per cart on each collection day. The privacy bags must be placed inside your cart and must be no larger than 54.9 cm x 58.4 cm (21.6 in x 23 in). An example of a privacy bag would be a plastic grocery bag or a white kitchen catcher.
clear-garbage-bag_png Place garbage bags and privacy bags in your cart at the curb, and blue recycling bags one metre away, on your collection day.

Regular household garbage and recycling is collected once a week, from Tuesday to Friday, with each street receiving collection on a specific day. To view your regular garbage and recycling collection cay, simply select your street from the drop down menu.

Choose a street name in the frame below to view the regular garbage and recycling collection schedule for that street. View your 2017 area map and printable collection schedule

Household Garbage & Recycling Collection Statutory Holiday Schedule

For statutory holidays, alternate garbage and recycling collection days are used, as indicated below.

Regular Collection Day Revised Collection Day
Friday, April 14, 2017 Monday, April 17, 2017
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Thursday, August 3, 2017 if Regatta Day goes ahead on August 2. Otherwise, garbage will be collected as usual.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Proper Placement of Garbage Cart

Proper garbage cart placement

Guidelines for Household Garbage

  • Only household garbage placed inside a cart provided by the City will be collected
  • Carts must be placed to the curb by 8 a.m. on your collection day. Carts should not be placed at the curb before 8 p.m. on the evening prior to your collection day
  • Cart lid must be completely closed
  • Cart weight must not exceed 136kg (300lbs)
  • Cart should be placed on your property by the curb
  • Cart must be free of obstructions – at least 1 metre on all sides and 3 metres above
  • Animal feces must be double bagged and distributed among various garbage bags.
  • Syringes/sharp objects must be wrapped and secured to prevent injury to sanitation workers.
  • Toxic substances, like javex or bleach, are not permitted in garbage bags.
  • Household hazardous waste or residential construction material is not permitted in your garbage cart. It can be brought to Robin Hood Bay on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • For more specific regulations, please read our Solid Waste Regulations (found under the heading, Public Works)

Grass & Leaf Clippings

The City provides curbside collection of leaves and grass clippings. Simply place your yard waste in a clear bag and it will be collected on your regularly scheduled collection day.

Items not accepted: branches, stumps, root balls, driveway and road sweepings, kitchen and food waste, animal waste, dirt and rocks.


View our Frequently Asked Questions on the automated garbage carts.
View bulk garbage collection information.
Read our recycling guidelines.
Learn about household hazardous waste.
Lean what you can bring to the Residential Drop-Off Facility at Robin Hood Bay.
Contact the Infrastructure & Public Works Department at 748-1016 or