The Index

Local recycling numbers.

Number of used beverage containers collected at recycling depots in 2008-2009:
149 million (293 containers per person living in the province)

Number of containers collected from schools in the province and recycled in 2008-2009:
14.4 million (199 containers for every student in the K-12 system)

Amount of money schools raised in recycling refunds from those containers, including matching grants from MMSB:
$1.4 million ($20 for every student in the K-12 system)

Amount of hazardous waste the MMSB collected in 2008-2009:
120,000 litres

Number of used tires diverted from the province’s landfills in 2008-2009:


Amount of waste dumped in Robin Hood Bay landfill in 2007-2008:
144,000 tonnes

Total number of containers collected by curbside recycling in St. John’s:
0 (check back in 2010)

Facts from
MMSB by email
City of St. John’s Public Works Department by email