News Releases

News Releases

Western Regional Waste Management Moves Forward with 2-Stream Service Roll-out  

Corner Brook, NL, March 15, 2018 – Western Regional Waste Management (WRWM) is pleased to provide details around the new Sort-It Western service they are implementing this summer. Starting in July 2018, WRWM will roll-out a mandatory, clear and blue bag service for residents and businesses in the region.

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“We are pleased to announce Josh Carey as the new Chair of WRWM.”

January 23, 2018

Western Regional Waste Management Service Board Elects Josh Carey, Chair and Barbara Barter, Vice-Chair

Corner Brook, NL – Western Regional Waste Management (WRWM) today announced the election of Josh Carey as chair of the Western Regional Service Board and Barbara Barter as vice-chair. The elections took place at their board meeting on January 11, 2018. Carey and Barter will serve in their respective positions over a 4-year term effective immediately.
Josh Carey currently serves as a councillor with the City of Corner Brook and has worked in the Provincial Public Service for over 30 years. Barbara Barter is a councillor for the Town of Burgeo and has served in past roles including councillor, deputy mayor, and mayor over the past twelve years.

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WRWM Announces Election Results For Regional Service Board

December 5, 2017

Corner Brook, NL – Western Regional Waste Management (WRWM) is pleased to announce the representatives for the Regional Service Board following their recent election. The new board, which includes representatives from the seven sub-regions in Western Newfoundland, is as follows:

Western Regional Service Board

  • Bay St. George
    • Cynthia Downey of Stephenville Crossing
    • Peter Fenwick of Cape St. George
  • Burgeo and Areas
    • Barbara Barter of Burgeo
  • City of Corner Brook
    • Josh Carey
    • Bernd Staeben
  • Humber Valley
    • Derrick Anthony of Pasadena
  • Long Range
    • Joe Reid of Norris Point
  • North/South Bay of Islands
    • Anthony (Tony) Blanchard of Irishtown/Summerside
  • Southwest Coast
    • Melvin Keeping of Port aux Basques
  • Western Hills
    • Roger Barrett of Reidville
  • White Bay South
    • Eli Bishop of Pollard’s Point

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Work Begins Following Award of Contract for Waste Transfer Stations on West Coast
October 29, 2015
The Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs released a media announcement on October 29th which announced the signing of a contract for the design and build of six transfer stations on the west coast of Newfoundland.  Read more…


Household Hazardous Waste Facility at Wild Cove Now Open
August 18, 2015
The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility at the Wild Cove (Corner Brook) Waste Disposal Site is now open. Read more…


Issuing Of Western Regional Waste Management Scan Cards for Waste Disposal Sites
July 26, 2015
Residents who do not have a Western Regional Waste Management (WRWM) scan card for access to the Wild Cove and St. George’s waste disposal sites will need to provide a photo ID before being issued a card. Cards can be obtained at the WRWM office in Corner Brook or at the Wild Cove or St. George’s waste disposal sites. Read more…


Western Regional Waste Management Commences Implementation of Infrastructure Plan
June 2, 2015
Western Regional Waste Management is advancing plans to construct six transfer stations and develop a transportation system to manage solid waste in Western Newfoundland. Read more…


New Structure for Wild Cove and St. Georges Waste Disposal Sites
November 21, 2013
The Western Regional Service Board will assume administrative responsibility for both the St. Georges and the Wild Cove Waste sub regional sites beginning January 1, 2014. Read more…


Western Regional Waste Management Committee Decision
July 26, 2012
The Western Regional Waste Management Committee passed a motion to recommend that Western Newfoundland’s waste would be taken to Central Newfoundland at Norris Arm. Read more…


Opening of St. George’s Landfill Site
January 1, 2012
The St. George’s landfill officially opened on January 3, 2012. Read more…