Spring Cleanup Program 2023

Eligible & Non Eligible Items for Road Side Pickup

Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay 2023 Spring Cleanup Program The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Department of Public Works is advising the public that its

Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay

2023 Spring Cleanup Program

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Department of Public Works is advising the public that its Annual Spring Cleanup Program will begin on Monday, May 29, 2023.

Litter Collection will start on Monday, May 29, 2023, with Town workers collecting litter throughout the community for approximately four to six weeks.

Bulk Residential Waste Roadside Collection will start on Monday, June 12, 2023, according to the following schedule (subject to change):

Valley Area: June 12 to 20

Hamilton Heights (MOT) Area: June 21 to 23

Spruce Park & North Side (Canadian Side): June 27 to 30

Anyone that gets missed during the above times

can contact the Town and have pickup from July 4 to 7.

*Dates are subject to change depending on quantities of materials placed roadside by residents.


This year as in other years, the Town is encouraging residents to re-consider what goes roadside. Maybe the items can be sold, donated or given away. This is all in an effort to reduce what goes to the Municipal Landfill.

If you have something that may still be reusable, maybe post it to your Facebook page so that anyone who may have a use for it can come by and pick it up.

Bulk Residential Waste Roadside Collection

Eligible and Non-Eligible Items

Eligible Items
The following can be placed by the roadside for pickup by Town Crews:
Construction or Demolition Debris
  • Any debris that is not bagged must be delivered to the Municipal Landfill.
Brush/ Branches/ etc
  • must be cut in 4-foot lengths and bundled, can be taken to Municipal Yard Waste Site located off Corte Real Road.
Grass/ Leaves
  • must be placed in clear bags for roadside pickup, and can also be taken to the Municipal Yard Waste Site located off Corte Real Road in bio-degradable bags. Plastic bags are not permitted at the Municipal Yard Waste Site.
Furniture & Appliances
  • Appliances must not contain freon. Fridges, Freezers & Air Conditioners must be taken to Municipal Landfill with a certificate stating that all refrigerants have been purged. Will be taken at the roadside if accompanied by a certificate stating that all refrigerants have been purged.
Non-Eligible Items
The following cannot be placed by the roadside for pickup by Town Crews. Items placed at the roadside that do not meet the above list of eligible items will be left at the roadside.
Auto Wrecks (Cars, Trucks, Snowmobile, ATV/Motorcycles)
  • Contact Newco Metals for information on pickup and disposal options.
  • This includes engines/motors
  • Rogers Recycling accepts paint at their 15 Churchill Street location, contact 896.5041 for more details.
Fridges, Freezers, Air Conditioners
  • Will only be accepted at the landfill or roadside for pick up if accompanied by a certificate stating that all refrigerants have been purged.
Hazardous Waste (such as ammonia, acids, pesticides, etc)
  • Must be delivered to the Household Hazardous Waste Depot at Municipal Landfill.
Regular Vehicle Tires
  • Must be delivered to the local tire recycling depot, contact Rogers Recycling at 896.5041 for more details.
Earthen material, soil, sand, etc.
  • Must be delivered to landfill and disposed of in the correct area.
Propane Tanks
  • Contact Newco Metals for information on disposal options.
Electronic Items
TV’s, Cell Phones, Computers, etc. can be recycled at the Green Depot at 15 Churchill Street. See below for further details.

Reduce – Reuse – Recycle

The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay reminds residents to be mindful of what they put at the roadside not only during spring cleanup but year-round with weekly roadside garbage pick up.


Our community is fortunate to have groups, organizations and businesses that can and are happy to assist in keeping unnecessary items out of the Municipal Landfill.




Did you know that there is a dedicated group of volunteers that accepts cardboard and other recyclable materials out of the old CAF Arena located on the Northside (Candian Side)?


Check out their Facebook Page today and learn more about this amazing group and the efforts that they have undergone to keep tonnes and tonnes of material out of the Municipal Landfill.

Rogers Recycling – Green Depot

15 Churchill Street






For years many of us have taken our recyclable cans and bottles to Rogers Recycling located at 15 Churchill Street, but did you know that as a Green Depot, Rogers Recycling takes a whole lot more material? Material that would have otherwise ended up in the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Municipal Landfill.

They even accept tires, call Rogers Recycling today at 896-5041 for more information on what tires are accepted

Electronics Recycling in

Happy Valley-Goose Bay

There are so many good reasons for recycling your end-of-life electronics right here in Happy Valley-Goose Bay – here are just a few of them.


When you recycle your end-of-life electronics through Rogers Recycling (a Recycle My Electronics authorized collection site) you are:

  • Keeping e-waste out of the Municipal Landfill.
  • Confirming the safe and secure destruction of personal data stored.
  • Recovering resources like gold, silver, copper and palladium so they can be recycled to go back into new products.
  • Preventing e-waste from being illegally exported or handled by irresponsible recyclers, decreasing environmental issues for the planet.
  • Protecting workers’ health and handlers’ health and safety.

Have an old PC Computer, Monitor, TV, Laptop, or Cell Phone that you want to get rid of? Don’t put it in the trash, take it to Rogers Recycling.


Click HERE to find out what you can drop off.

Paint Recycling in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Have leftover, unused paint? Don’t throw it out, take it to Rogers Recycling which is a Paint Recycling drop-off location.


For more information on Paint Recycling check out the Productcare Recycling website by clicking HERE

Auto Recycling

Did you know Newco Metals offers Auto Recycling? If you have any automotive bodies, engine/motors, scrap metals, and propane tanks just laying around and you are not quite sure what to do with them, give Newco a call. they will be happy to assist you. They even come to your property to pick it up items such as car wrecks, and snowmobiles.

Backyard Composting

Backyard Composting lets us recycle just like nature does. In nature, nothing is wasted or thrown away. Instead, insects, worms and microorganisms decompose dead plants and animals, returning valuable nutrients back to the earth and allowing other plants to grow.


Learn More by clicking HERE

What are the consequences of Illegal Dumping?

“In accordance with the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Protection Act,
fines range from $500 to $10,000
for individuals and from $1,000 to $1 million for corporations convicted of illegal dumping.”
Learn more about the consequences of illegal dumping by visiting ReThinkWasteNL by clicking HERE