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Rocky Harbour is the largest community in Gros Morne National Park and is centrally located for touring our World Heritage Site. While our history has been closely linked with the fishing and the forest industries, Rocky Harbour has grown into Newfoundland's top tourism community. [More]

Posted: Sept 22, 2011 11:05 am NFLD

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We have been contacted by Western Regional Waste Management regarding some concerns they have with our waste collection. Glass, gift wrap, plastic grocery bags, Styrofoam, used napkins and tin foil cannot be placed in your blue bags. Anything with food on it is considered to be contaminated and cannot be placed in your blue bags. These items need to be placed in your clear bags. If there are contaminants in your blue bag our collectors are not able to pick them up. These bags will be left and will have to be put into a clear bag. We would also like to remind residents that ONLY clear and blue bags will be accepted and to please keep your garbage box clear. Thank you.
Posted: May 1, 2020 7:45 am NFLD

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Gros Morne Recycling Depot
Please be advised that the Rocky Harbour Green Depot will resume operations on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.  Our hours of operation will be 1:00-6:00 pm, Tuesday thru Friday and 1:00-5:00 pm on Saturday.

Upon reopening, all Green Depot locations across the province will move to an Xpress only model of service and implement several precautions to ensure physical distancing and safety of staff. Traditional counter service, where a customer waits for their order to be counted followed by their cash payment, is suspended until Newfoundland and Labrador enters COVID-19 Alert Level 3.

Xpress is an account-based system available at all Green Depots that allows customers to quickly drop off beverage containers and claim their refund later. Customers who do not have an Xpress account will need to register prior to visiting a Green Depot.

For more information, including how to register for Xpress and operational details for each Green Depot, visit

Please note that dates for reopening and hours of operation may vary between other Green Depots across the province. 

Posted: May 11, 2020 12:04 pm NFLD

Recycling Depot Guidelines

1. All bottles are to have caps removed prior to drop off. Any bottles with cap still attached will be returned to the customer.

2. To avoid congestion at the depot, unless prior arrangements have been made with the staff, each customer is limited to 10 bags per drop off. Anything above will not be accepted at that time.

3. Groups wishing to hold a recycling drive must notify the depot 2 weeks prior to make sure they can accommodate a large amount of recyclables.

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Posted: Dec 4, 2015 5:22 pm NFLD

Safety During Power Outages

During extended outages, Hydro asks customers to please implement measures to stay safe. Safety information can be found at Here's tips for staying safe during a power outage:

·    Never go near or touch a fallen power line.

·    Don't use camp stoves or barbecues indoors as they produce hazardous fumes.

·    Turn thermostats to the lowest setting or switch them off; and keep only one light on to let you know when power has been restored.

·    Do not plug a portable generator into the wiring system of a home or building. This action could result in serious injury to utility workers.

·    Listen to the radio.

·    Stay warm with blankets and wearing layers.

·    Spend some quiet, quality time with friends and family while crews work to safely restore power.

Customers can get further updates on the Hydro Power Outages and Emergencies (24 hrs) line at 1-888-737-1296 or on Hydro’s website at Updates are also being provided to media and can be found by following us on Twitter @NLHydro, or through Facebook

Posted: Dec 4, 2015 3:50 pm NFLD

Emergency Preparedness Guides

Your Emergency Preparedness Guide: This guide explains in greater detail the steps Canadians should take to become better prepared for emergencies.
Included are a Family Emergency Plan template and list of emergency kit items.

Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/ Special Needs:
This guide provides information on preparing an emergency plan and kit for people with disabilities/ special needs and for caregivers. While disasters and emergencies affect everyone, their impact on people with disabilities/ special needs is often compounded by factors such as
reliance on electrical power, elevators, accessible transportation and accessible communication-all of which can be compromised in emergency situations. Please click here to download this resource:

Posted: Dec 4, 2015 3:50 pm NFLD