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About Central Newfoundland Waste Management (CNWM)

CNWM is responsible for implementing a waste strategy that is sustainable and serves all residents and businesses in the Central Region.

CNWM is directed by the Regional Service Board Act 2012 (Revised 2015).

Provincial Solid Waste Management Strategy

CNWM is guided by the Newfoundland and Labrador Waste Management Strategy. Targets for modern waste management are established in the strategy, released in 2002. The primary goals are:

  • to keep 50% of solid waste out of the landfill;
  • to reduce the number of waste disposal sites by 80%;
  • to eliminate open burning and incineration;
  • to phase out unlined landfills.

Learn more about the Provincial Solid Waste Management Strategy.

There is also a plan to develop full-scale organic waste management infrastructure by 2025.

Material Recovery Facility