Recycling comes last in the 3R hierarchy but is still very important.
Recycling requires us to think about our daily actions at home, at work, or at play to ensure we make the effort to recycle more, more often. When we recycle, we give waste materials new life so they can be used again. We can also help close the loop on recycling by purchasing recycled and recyclable products.
Recycling is easy and it’s worth the effort. What’s more, recycling our waste and choosing products made from recyclable materials, helps ease the burden on our natural resources and landfills.
Beverage Container Recycling Program
- Residents and businesses throughout the province can recycle beverage containers through the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board’s (MMSB) Beverage Container Recycling Program. Click here for a complete list of accepted items.
Electronic Waste Recycling Programs
- Residents and businesses throughout the province can recycle unwanted electronics through recycling programs offered by industry stewardship organizations and businesses in the electronics industry.
- The Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) Newfoundland and Labrador accepts and recycles a range of electronic products. Visit RecycleMYelectronics.ca to view a complete list of accepted materials.
- The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) accepts and recycles mobile devices that connect to a cellular or paging network, including cell phones, smartphones, wireless PDAs, external aircards and pagers. Visit RecycleMyCell.ca to view a complete list of accepted materials.
- Cable providers, Eastlink, Rogers and Bell Alliant accept set top boxes and personal video recorders (PVRs) for recycling.
Paint Recycling Program
- Residents and businesses can properly dispose of paint in a convenient and environmentally-friendly manner through Product Care Association’s Regeneration Paint Recycling program. Click here for a complete list of accepted materials.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Programs
- Residents and businesses in many communities throughout the province have access to safe and convenient hazardous waste collection sites and services.
Used Oil Recycling Program
- Residents throughout the province can recycle used oil through the provincial government’s Used Oil Recycling Program. Click here to learn more about the program.
Used Tire Program
- Residents and businesses throughout the province can properly dispose of used tires through the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board’s (MMSB) Used Tire Recycling Program. Click here to learn more about the Program.
Other Recycling Options
- Use our Find a Place for My Waste search tool to learn more about recycling other common waste items.
Composting: Nature’s Way of Recycling
- Composting is a natural process that converts organic material, such as food and yard waste, into nutrient-rich compost. Composting at home, work and school allows us to recycle, just as nature does. It’s easy to do.
- Composting can play an important role in reducing our waste since organics make up about 30% of the waste we generate.
- Learn to compost with great resources and tips from MMSB.
- Schools can compost too! Get started with MMSB’s School Resources.