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 and composting movement! Browse through this webpage to learn everything about the program.

Starting October 15, 2018, we will operate 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.


Too good to waste!

In a survey conducted in Deer Lake during May and June 2018, residents reported what their waste was composed of. With 35%, organics definitely is the main stream of waste in our Town. Paper and cardboard, together with recyclable containers, can be put out on the curb from October 15, 2018, on. This means that 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: