Waste Diversion

MMSB is committed to advancing sustainable waste management practices and programs in Newfoundland and Labrador. MMSB develops, manages and administers waste diversion programs in accordance with the Newfoundland and Labrador’s Waste Management Regulations. The aim is to protect the environment and ensure the well-being of communities in Newfoundland and Labrador—today and in the future—by keeping material out of landfills. MMSB operates two waste diversion programs:

MMSB works with the department of Municipal Affairs and Environment to research and develop Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs. MMSB also ensures that industry complies with approved timelines, operational requirements and diversion targets established in the program plans for a variety of EPR programs that divert electronics, paint, used oil and glycol and other materials from landfills.

MMSB also supports regional waste management authorities through public education programs to increase participation in household hazardous waste programs. Finally, MMSB helps both communities and residents take action to prevent illegal dumping and littering.

MMSB developed Rethink Waste to provide public education around waste diversion and proper disposal of all types of waste. Learn more about keeping material out of the landfill and protecting our environment at RethinkWasteNL.ca.