Author - Karen White-Attwood

Employment Opportunity – Part Time/ Fill In- Transfer Station Operator

Location:             Indian Bay/Terra Nova area

Under the direction of the Manager of Operation, this position will be responsible for the Operation of the Local Transfer Station in the Indian Bay/Terra Nova area.

This position is responsible for the daily operations and maintenance of the LWMF building and grounds, at the Transfer station.  At this site materials are collected, sorted and transferred to and from the local transfer station.

Qualifications: Graduation from High school, three (3) years’ experience in Waste Management or similar work environment (Operating a backhoe), good oral and written communication, computer skills, and a valid Class 3 driver’s license.

Salary: $23.15/hr

Applications will be accepted until Friday May 29, 2020

Apply to:

Central NL Waste Management
P.O. Box 254
Norris Arm, NL
A0G 3M0
ATT: Mark Attwood

Fax:  709 653 – 2920


Material Recovery Facility (MRF) – Operations

A message to the Residents of Central NF.

Central Newfoundland Waste Management would like to advise residents that the Sort IT Central Recycling program will begin again on Monday May 4th, 2020.  Residents are asked to have their Blue Bags out by 8 a.m. on their regular collection day.

The Material Recycling Facility have put its precautionary measures in place for the protection of their employees and deliveries.   The facility will begin processing on Monday May 4th, 2020.

CNWM thanks you for your patience.

Start recycling again and stay safe!




March 19, 2020
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to expand, we have heard from health
experts and government officials encouraging “Social Distancing” to help manage the
transmission of the virus as much as possible.
The health and safety of our employees and customers is top priority, so effective immediately:
– Staff at the main office will be working remotely from home
– Operations will continue but payment of invoices/bills etc. are to be made using one of
these options:
o Online banking – BMO or Scotia
o Pay by Credit card – via email
o Email Transfer (EMT) include your card number to
o Mail in payment
– Anyone can call our office for more information – 709 653 2900
– Accounts payable/Receivable –
– Manager of Operations –
– Manager of Finance/Administration –
– CAO –
– The scale house will not accept cash payments directly from customers; customers to use
payment methods listed above
– Regional Site and Transfer Stations are continuing to accept Waste from
Town’s/Commercial Haulers/ICI and are requesting Residents to limit visitations to our
– Curb Side Collection of waste will continue as scheduled
Further updates will be announced if required

New Curbside Collection Policy – Questions & Answers

NEW POLICY:  As of May 1st, 2020

All waste will be collected from portable bins made of plastic or metal or placed at the curbside/roadside covered with a net, tarpaulin or blanket

CNWM waste collectors will not be removing waste from garbage boxes or collecting waste on personal property. If waste is not to the curb it will not be collected.

All waste must be at the curb by 8 a.m. on collection day.


  1. Why is this happening now and why is it necessary?

To protect the health and safety of our employees and improve efficiency, CNWM’s Board of Directors voted in favour of this new policy.  Wooden boxes were presenting workers with hazards such as: hornet’s nests, exposed nails/screws, and maggot infestations.  Also, many boxes required their workers to enter private property far from the curb to access the box.  These areas are sometimes not shoveled or present other obstacles.

  1. How is “curb” defined?

Curbside means a distance of no more than 4.75 m (15ft) off the road right of way as measured from the edge of the pavement or the public road.

  1. Can I still use my wooden garbage box?

If residents wish to continue to use garbage boxes, waste must be removed from the box and placed to the curbside/roadside on collection day by 8 am and can be covered with a net, tarpaulin or blanket.

  1. Do I have to buy a new plastic or metal bin?

No, if it doesn’t make sense for you or your property you don’t have to buy a plastic bin or metal bin.  The alternative is to continue to store your garbage in your wooden box and on the day of collection, take it to the curb by 8 am and cover it with net, tarpaulin or blanket for collection.

  1. What about the wind?

Your bin and/or net, tarpaulin or blanket and your garbage are the property owner’s responsibility.  If wind is a concern, measures should be taken to ensure no mess is made (for example, you may consider tying your bin to a post or add weight to the bottom of your bin).

  1. What about wildlife (i.e. crows)?

Again, this will be the responsibility of the owners.

  1. Is CNWM going to compensate me for my wooden box or buy my new bin?

No, CNWM will not be compensating residents for their wooden boxes or new bins.

  1. I’m a senior and/or have a disability, how am I going to get my garbage down to the curb?

It will be best to make arrangements for someone to assist you with getting your garbage to the curb.

  1. Who is responsible if my garbage becomes a mess?

The property owner is responsible.

  1. What if I choose not to comply?

Your garbage will not be collected.

2020 Holiday Site Closures

Central Regional Landfill Site (Norris Arm)

  • Good Friday, April 10, 2020 – Closed
  • Victoria Day, May 18, 2020- Closed
  • Canada Day, July 1, 2020 – Closed
  • Civic Holiday, August 3, 2020 – Closed
  • Labour Day, September 7, 2020 – Closed
  • Thanksgiving, October 12, 2020 – Closed
  • Remembrance Day, November 11, 2020 – Closed
  • Christmas Day, December 25, 2020 – Closed
  • Boxing Day, December 26 and 28, 2020- Closed
  • New Year’s Day, January 1, 2021 – Closed


All Transfer Stations

  • Good Friday, April 10, 2020 – Closed
  • Victoria Day, Saturday May 16 and  May 18, 2020 – Closed
  • Canada Day,  Wednesday July 1,2020 – Closed
  • Civic Holiday,  Saturday August 1 and August 3, 2020- Closed
  • Labour Day, Saturday September 5 and September 7, 2020 – Closed
  • Thanksgiving, Saturday October 10 and October 12, 2020- Closed
  • Remembrance Day, Wednesday, November 11, 2020 – Closed
  • Christmas Day, December 25, 2020- Closed
  • Boxing Day, December 26 and 28, 2020 – Closed
  • New Year’s Day, January 1, 2021 – Closed