Is there a tipping fee for using the Residential Drop Off or Household Hazardous Waste Depot?
No. These are all services that are free of charge for residents of Eastern Newfoundland bringing waste that originates from their residential dwelling.
Will there be any separation of the recyclables done at the Materials Recovery Facility?
No. It is all done by a mechanized process, so if containers and papers are placed in the same recycling bag, they cannot be recycled and will be landfilled when they are received.
What does the quality of the gas mean when you are talking about Methane Gas recovery?
The level of carbons in the gas may make a difference in how feasible it is to use as a fuel source for generating electricity.
Why can I smell an odour from the landfill in my area?
Landfill gases are always passively venting from the landfill. Usually the prevailing westerly winds blow them towards the Atlantic Ocean, or higher wind speeds break up or disperse the odours. Odour problems from Robin Hood Bay are worsened when there is a combination of low ceiling, low atmospheric pressure, low easterly wind speed and damp conditions. These conditions allow more landfill gas to escape from the landfill and disperse towards populated areas of the east end of the City….. Learn More