Burin Peninsula Waste Management Corporation
Burin Peninsula Waste Management Corporation
Waste Collection Regulations
Effective June 07, 2016

The Burin Peninsula Regional Service Board will provide residential waste collection services on a weekly basis. Waste is to be contained in approved bags, specifically designed for the collection of household waste. All waste to be collected shall be placed at the curb or street line no later than 8:00 a.m. on the designated day of collection.

Proper Containment
Waste bags must be either: removed from garbage boxes and covered with a net; or placed in a roll-out container with European grip, approved for mechanical dumping. Roll-out containers are required to have minimum wheel diameter of 12 in/30.5 cm. Roll out containers are required to have a hinged lid, offering a tight seal to keep pests and weather out, and trash in.

Proper Placement
Each household will have a maximum amount of 8 regular sized bags of waste per week to be collected; these bags must be placed within 6ft/2m from the curb or asphalt from May to October, and 12ft/4m from November to April.

Animal Feces
One responsibility of a pet owner is proper disposal of animal waste. Due to the unsanitary conditions caused by handling this particular type of sewage material, animal feces must be disposed of by being double bagged and distributed amongst various bags. This is to ensure that the waste collection team is not exposed to unsanitary waste.

Ammunition
Ammunition can only be disposed of by having it dropped off to an RCMP detachment. Under no circumstances should ammunition be placed at the curbside for regular waste collection.

Sharp Objects
Hypodermic needles, razor blades, or any other sharp objects must be placed in a screw-top, puncture proof container before being placed in garbage bags. Broken Glass must be packaged in a rigid container, so that glass does not protrude, and must be marked, “Broken Glass”. Nails in wood must be removed or bent down.

Animal Repellents on Garbage Bags
Chemicals such as chlorine bleach or ammonia, etc. are not permitted to be sprayed on garbage bags. There is a danger that a collector may get seriously injured if these products come in contact with the face, eyes, or skin.

Liquids
Liquids are not permitted to be placed in garbage bags. Problems are encountered when paint or oil, for example, is illegally placed in garbage bags. The collection truck will crush the liquid containers and the contents may spray back at the collector (causing harm or injury) or may leak out into the street. There is also the possibility of fire in the case of flammable liquids.

The following is a list of other items not to be collected during regular collection:
• Any items made of metal
• Car wrecks, parts, frames, or engines
• Debris from building renovations or demolitions
• Asphalt shingles
• Tree limbs
• Earthen material, rocks, bricks concrete, soil, etc.
• Discarded vehicle oil and partially filled paint cans
• Furniture items and appliances
• Items weighing more than 50 lbs.
• Animal carcasses or parts
• Ash
• Any other items which are banned from disposal at the Regional Facility

Bulk Collection Guidelines
A bulk curb side collection service will be performed 12 times per year. Residents will be required to place bulk items at curb side no later than 8:00 a.m. on the day of collection.
There will be no bulk collection for Industrial/commercial/institutional waste.

Bulk items include:
• Mattresses
• Sofas, chairs, furniture
• Televisions, computers
• Bathroom fixtures
• Carpet tied in rolls (less than 1 m, less than 22 kg)
• Tree limbs tied in bundles (less than 1 m, less than 22 kg)
• Glass, securely packaged and marked ( less than 1 m, less than 22 kg)
• Cardboard or paper products tied in bundles (less than 1 m, less than 22 kg)
• Other bulk items normally associated with a household

Metal items include:
• Refrigerators, washers, dryers, and additional household appliances
• Removable car parts that are less than 22kg: all fluids such as oil, lubricants and antifreezes removed by residents prior to collection
• Iron
• White metals/appliances, hot water tanks
• Oil Tanks ( free of liquids )
• Barbeques
• Loose metals shall be bundled or bagged (less than 1 m, less than 22 kg)

Bulk items NOT to be included:
• Brick, concrete
• Earthen materials including stumps and large trees
• Roof shingles and construction materials
• Tires
• Liquids
• Regular household waste
• Animal carcasses
• Household hazardous waste (paint, chemicals, etc.)
• Special wastes
• Fish nets

Residents are not permitted to set out no more than 225 kg (495 lbs.) of bulk waste during the specified bulk collection event.

Under the new regulations for waste collection, all waste must be place at curbside no later than 8:00 a.m. on the designated day of collection. All waste must be covered with a net or contained within a bin suited to the collection regulations.

Please check our website for any changes and updates, as revisions may be required following the two-month transitional period, for the convenience of service users.

Waste pickup may be refused for the following reasons:
Not in approved container, or covered by an approved net (see regulations for details);
Not in approved bag (standard waste bags accepted);
Not removed from garbage box;
Overweight (50 lbs. maximum); 
Distance from curbside (max. 2m from curb/asphalt during May to October, and 4m during November to April}
Exceeding limit of eight bags

Waste Management Taxation/Fees
Municipalities and local service districts will be invoiced on an ongoing basis for waste collection and management, based on the number of households represented. Fees for the 2016 calendar year have been set at $170/household for 12 months. Residents within the service area can drop off waste for processing at the waste management site, free of charge. This free drop-off policy does not apply to industrial/commercial/institutional organizations.

Residents of unincorporated areas included in collection routes shall submit annual fee payment directly to the Burin Peninsula Regional Service Board.

Industrial/commercial/institutional organizations may avail of curbside collection at the same rate set for residents, with the same regulations applying. Businesses opting for curbside collection are required to use approved roll-out containers. A maximum of Four containers can be collected per organization, at a charge of $170 per container for 12 months. Waste volumes in excess of the limit provided for residential collection will require transportation and processing at the waste management site, at the cost of the service user.
Scales have been installed at the waste management site, and will be utilized for invoicing purposes for industrial/commercial/institutional waste processing. Fees for commercial waste processing have been set at $90/short ton ($99.21/metric tonne) for landfill waste and paper fibre, and $60/short ton ($66.14/metric tonne) for organic materials. Drop-off for organic materials will be available to all industrial/commercial/institutional users.

Rates set by the Burin Peninsula Regional Service Board are reviewed annually.

Definition of Household
For the purposes of the collection regulations, households are defined as any livable dwelling within a municipality, local service district, or publicly maintained unincorporated route.

Questions/Inquiries/Comments
Questions or inquiries relating to the services and regulations of the Burin Peninsula Regional Service Board can be directed to our office at: (709) 891-1717 or info@burinpenwaste.com.

The Burin Peninsula Regional Service Board will provide residential waste collection services on a weekly basis. Waste is to be contained in approved bags, specifically designed for the collection of household waste. All waste to be collected shall be placed at the curb or street line no later than 8:00 a.m. on the designated day of collection.

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Burin Peninsula Regional Service Board

P.O. Box 510
Burin Bay Arm, NL A0E 1G0


Phone: +1 709 8911717 +1 709 8911717

E-mail: info@burinpenwaste.com