St. John’s mandatory covering of garbage in effect Monday

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The City of St. John’s is reminding residents that the St. John’s Covering of Garbage Placed for Collection By-Law requires garbage put out for collection to be covered from April 1 to Nov. 30 each year.

A city notice states that metal or plastic watertight containers, a net or a blanket may be used to cover garbage. Garbage must be completely covered.

Other materials including tarpaulins are not acceptable covering materials and are not permitted to be used.

Residents are also reminded that garbage is not permitted to be put out for collection before 6 a.m. on the scheduled collection day and must be out by 8 a.m. when collection begins.

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  • James
    March 26, 2013 - 11:29

    Ever hear of a garbage can?

  • gerard
    March 26, 2013 - 10:46

    by its better to have blankets an nets out rather then let the crows tear up our garbage and get it all over the street they does that everyweek wear i live

  • J
    March 25, 2013 - 15:48

    I loved seeing this when I moved home 18 months ago. Nothing nicer than black garage bags covered in gill nets. The tourists must love it. Doesn't anyone find out what is done elsewhere and implement it? Or is the problem that they try but run into so much entrenched resistance (like at my current employer) that it's a battle not worth fighting.

  • Frank
    March 25, 2013 - 14:56

    Because there's nothing more clean & beautiful (TM) than a street strewn with dirty blankets and plastic nets all day after the garbage is picked up.