NOTE: The acts and regulations available on the Town of Carbonear website site are office consolidations prepared by the town council. They are not an official version of the laws. Please contact the town for information about the actual copies of acts and regulations.
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The town of Carbonear is proud to be a Green Community which practices recycling.
As most residents are aware, the Town of Carbonear disposes of their garbage at the Robin Hood Bay Regional Waste Management Facility operated by the City of St. John's. This is the designated site for the Greater Avalon Region. The landfill site was retrofitted to include a materials recovery facility, a commercial indoor composting operation and a leachate collection and treatment system. The Province's Waste Management Strategy goal is to divert 50% of waste away from landfills, which means that the waste must either be reduced, reused, recycled and/or composted.
Please Note: All domestic garbage shall be placed no further than 10 feet from the curb or the side of the road on the day of collection.
BACKYARD COMPOSTING PROGRAM
The Town of Carbonear has partnered with MMSB in a backyard composting program. According to the MMSB, organic waste makes up as much as 30% of all waste generated in Newfoundland and Labrador. Composting is an efficient and effective way to reduce the amount of waste sent to our landfills. The Town of Carbonear is selling the compost bins at the Council Office. With the subsidy offered by Council, these composting bins are available to the residents at a cost of $20 tax included.
Compost Bins -
Composting is a great way to reduce waste going to landfill sites. The Town of Carbonear has partnered with MMSB to provide Compost Bins to residents at a cost of $43 plus hst and non-residents at a cost of $48 plus hst. For further information on purchasing a compost bin, please call the Town Office at 596-3831.
Tree Branches and Ground Cover
Tree branches can be dropped off at the Waste Recovery Facility in Harbour Grace (Tuesday and Thursday from 2pm to 4pm and Saturday 9am to 5pm.) Ground cover is also available from the shredded branches. Note that this includes branches from seasonal pruning and maintenance of trees and does not include trees from clearing of land for development. . Please contact Eastern Waste Management (easternwaste.ca/) for further information.
Weather permitting, council staff will collect scrapped metals and white goods such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, etc until the last Friday of the month to November 25, 2016.
For Metals Pick Up, please contact the Town Office at 596-3831 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. You will be asked to provide your name, civic address, and the items for collection. Metals can also be dropped off at the Weste Recovery Facility in Habour Grace
The Facility in Harbour Grace accepts the following materials - bulk, metals, construction and demolition debris, tires, furniture, car wrecks, electronics, clean wood, propane tanks (valves open) and oil tanks (drained and cleaned) can be dropped off during the following hours:
Residents and the general public are advised that Snow Clearing Regulations are in effect from November 1st to April 30th. Vehicles are not permitted to be parked or abandoned on any street reservation between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., during a snow fall or for twelve hours after a snow fall has ceased. Vehicle owners in violation of these regulations will be subject to a fine or have the vehicle towed at the expense of the owner.
The Town of Carbonear will not accept responsibility for frozen water service lines. Residents must take precautions necessary to prevent their water lines from freezing. Claims for snow clearing damages must be submitted on the form provided within 14 days of the damage occurring, otherwise the claim will not be honoured.
The Town of Carbonear will not take responsibility for damage to fences, garbage boxes, trees, lawns or other structures located within the street reservation. Damage caused by the weight of the snow or lawn browning will not be the responsibility of the Town. Residents and businesses are not permitted to shovel, plow or cause to be shoveled, plowed or blown, any snow from a driveway, walkway or parking lot unto any street within the town. A copy of the Snow Clearing Regulations and Damage Policy can be viewed at the Town Office or on the town website. Anyone in violation of these regulations is guilty of an offence under these regulations.
Residents are reminded that development activity is not permitted in the Town of Carbonear unless a permit has been obtained from Council. Development is "The carrying out of any building, engineering, mining or other operation in, on, over, or under land, or the making of material change in the use, or the intensity of use of any land, buildings or premises." Except for painting, it is likely a permit will be required for other work being proposed on the exterior of residential properties. Examples include renovations, repairs, extensions and construction of fences, sheds, garages, decks. new dwellings, walkways, driveways, etc. Applications are available at the Council Office or below on this page. Residents are advised to ensure that all information requested on the application is provided with the application to ensure that the application is processed in a timely manner. Also, all application/permit fees are to be paid upon submission of the development application. Development applications will not be processed until the required fee is paid.
Pet owners are required to keep their pets tethered at all times. Council continues to receive complaints of roaming cats and dogs. Dog owners are also reminded that licenses are required for all dogs with in the Town. Those not complying with the regulations may be subject to fines or have their animal impounded. Never leave your pet outside for extended periods of time in the cold, even in a doghouse. If you notice a pet being locked outside in the winter, be sure to report it to Town Office or the SPCA. Carbonear Dog Regulations (PDF)>>