Garbage & Recycling

The Town of Torbay is committed to maintaining a clean, safe environment for residents and visitors alike. As part of this commitment, the Town has a contracted household garbage collection/disposal and curb-side recycling service.

View the Town’s 2019 Waste Management Strategy here.

*Please note: the garbage and recycling schedule is subject to change during holidays, poor weather, etc. Always check our social channels and news item updates on during these times for the most up-to-date information.

Bulk Garbage Drop Off

What dates can I drop off my bulk garbage?


  • Saturday, October 5: 9am – 3pm
  • Saturday, October 19: 9am-3pm

Drop-off site is located at the Municipal Depot, 1 Pump House Road (off Torbay Bypass Road).

For more information please contact the Town Hall at 437-6532 ext 221

What can and cannot be dropped off?

  • View the full list of acceptable and unacceptable items here.

Garbage Pick-up

Household garbage pick-up takes place every week, Tuesday to Friday. Recycling pick up takes place every second week, Tuesday to Friday. For more information, see the schedule and Garbage Regulations.

Garbage Collection Route Map

Garbage Collection Road Schedule

2019 Garbage & Recycling Schedule

If you require additional information concerning the Town of Torbay’s Waste Management Program, please contact the Town at 437-6532.

 Curb-side Recycling

  • Appointment Based Starting on May 28th and ending on June 27th
  • The Public Works Department will take appointments for bulk garbage pick-up for those with limited means. This will run for a period of 5 weeks.
  • Appointments must be made on the Tuesday of each week. Pick up will occur on the Thursday of each week.
  • One pick up per household.
  • A $25.00 fee will apply and must be paid in advance.
  • Residents will be required to bring the bulk garbage to the end of their driveway and have items clearly separated (metals, garbage and grass clippings/leaves).

Please call the Town Hall at 437-6532, extension 221 to make your appointment.

We're 30% Below the National AverageTorbay has a recycling problem. Right now, our town recycles only 6% of its waste, 30% below the national average. That means most of Torbay’s recyclable materials are ending up in the landfill. Even other communities in Newfoundland and Labrador are recycling more than us. We can do better. It just takes commitment – from you!

Recycling's not rocket science Torbay.

Ready to sort it out?

New to recycling? Not sure you’re doing it right? Recycling is simple, once you know what to recycle, and when. In fact, once you learn the rules, it’s child’s play. Below you’ll find important information you’ll need to recycle correctly, including Torbay’s recycling pick-up schedule. Everything you need to help Torbay make the grade.

What can I recycle?

A few “tricky” things to remember about recycling in the Town of Torbay:

  1. Milk cartons are recyclable containers. Be sure to put them in your blue bag and not in with paper products.
  2. Disposable baking trays & pie pans are recyclable aluminum containers. The metal ones you have used for years are not recyclable at the curb.
  3. Paper flyers, catalogues and ‘junk’ mail are recyclable papers. The plastic bags they may come in are not recyclable at the curb.


Paper Products and Boxes

  • Cereal boxes
  • Cracker boxes
  • Shoe boxes
  • Gift boxes
  • Pasta boxes
  • Pizza boxes (take-out, delivery or frozen)
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Packing Boxes
  • Frozen food boxes
Paper Products
  • Newspapers and flyers
  • Magazines and catalogues
  • Glossy paper and junk mail
  • Computer paper, writing paper, bond paper, Post-it notes
  • Phonebooks
  • Envelopes
  • Books
  • Empty toilet paper rolls and empty paper towels rolls
  • Egg cartons (the cardboard kind!)
  • Drink/Coffee Trays
  • Paper bags


Containers, Cans and Tetra

Aluminum Containers
  • Pop and beer cans
  • Disposable baking trays, pie plates, etc.
Tin Cans
  • Soup cans, coffee cans, beans, tuna, cat food, etc.
Plastic Containers
  • Water, pop and liquor bottles
  • Condiments, like barbeque sauce, ketchup, mustard, honey, etc.
  • Household cleaners, like dish and laundry detergent, bleach, Windex, windshield wash, etc.
  • Toiletries, like shampoo, mouthwash, hand soap, contact lens solution, body wash, etc.
  • Over-the-counter medicine, like Tylenol bottles, vitamins, cough syrup, etc.
  • Plastic tubs, like butter, sour cream, ice cream, etc.
  • Yogurt containers
  • Juice containers
  • Plastic flower pots
  • Plastic Containers #s 1-7
Other Containers
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Tetra paks

When do I recycle?

Household garbage pick-up takes place every week, Tuesday to Friday. Recycling pick-up takes place every second week, Tuesday to Friday. Click on image to get full schedule. 










Torbay 30 Minute Cleanup Day

Help Torbay and your neighbourhood stay beautiful on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Get out and pick up litter around your neighbourhood between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Get your Supplies
Drop by the Town Hall and pick up your supplies (gloves, garbage bags and tags) starting on Tuesday, May 14th between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

The Pick-Up
Once you have filled a bag, simply leave it on the side of the road and Town staff will have it picked up on May 25th.

Help celebrate beautiful Torbay by doing your part to keep it clean.


The Town of Torbay, in partnership with the Towns of Flatrock, Pouch Cove, Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove and Bauline has ordered compost bins from the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board. This year, the Town will be offering two options: bins and tumblers. The Town will provide a further update when the bins and tumblers are available for purchase.

Ask at the front reception for details or call 437-6532.


The Town of Torbay is actively involved in Clean-up Programs and promotion of Property Beautification. Residents are recognized for their contribution to property improvement and the Town promotes a clean environment for all residents.