Recycling & Garbage

Deer Lake is now collecting sorted recyclables and garbage right at your curbside!


We will operate on a two-stream curbside collection scheme:

  1. Recyclables will be collected in transparent blue bags, collected every week.
  2. Garbage has to be put out in clear bags, collected every week.

Too good to waste!

Deer Lake is a piece of paradise and we need to preserve this beautiful place for ourselves and generations to come. In compliance with the Provincial Waste Management Strategy, Deer Lake is joining the recycling movement!

Effective October 15, 2018, the town now operates on the dual-stream curbside collection scheme implemented by Western Regional Waste Management. Recyclables will be collected in transparent blue bags, while garbage will be put out in clear bags. For your own privacy, two small non-transparent bags may be placed inside each clear bag.

In a survey conducted in Deer Lake during May and June of 2018, residents reported on the composition of their weekly household waste. With 35%, organics definitely is the main stream of waste generated in our Town. Organic waste can be easily composted in your backyard. Paper and cardboard, together with recyclable containers, can be put out on the curb in blue transparent bags. Find here what is recyclable in this program.

If the entire Town recycles and composts at their very best, only 14% of our waste will end up in landfill. Time to take the trash out b’ys!


Know before you throw!

Consult the waste sorting guide of WRWM to see what is recyclable and what goes in the garbage. Still trouble with knowing whether that light bulb or plastic flower pot could find a second life? Find out via this useful tool how to properly dispose of your waste:


Questions or concerns?