Regional Authorities


Regional Authorities

A Regional Waste Management Authority (RWMA) is responsible for designating, financing, and operating regional waste management systems across Newfoundland and Labrador. A RWMA is established as a legal, incorporated entity operated by a board of directors with representation from the municipalities, Local Service Districts and unincorporated communities in the waste management region.

Funding programs for Regional Authorities

To be eligible for this program, Regional Waste Management Committees (RWMC) must be consistent with the boundaries established for them in the Newfoundland & Labrador Waste Management Strategy, unless otherwise authorized by the Department of Municipal and Provincial Affairs.
  1. Regional Waste Management Coordinators
    For more information on criteria for this program contact Ashley Burke.
  2. Regional Waste Management Studies
    RWMCs can apply for funding to develop regional waste management plans/studies in support of the Newfoundland & Labrador Waste Management Strategy.
  3. Regional Education and Awareness Projects
    RWMCs can apply for funding to assist in the implementation of the Provincial Waste Management Strategy through regional workshops, educational and promotional activities, and professional development for the regional coordinator.
    • Regional Education and Awareness Criteria - PDF
  4. Regional Capacity Building Programs
    RWMS/RWMAs are eligible for multi-year funding to assist them in acquiring dedicated resources at an appropriate (effective) level to support their formative planning and organizational development needs as a means of advancing the implementation of the Provincial Waste Management Strategy at the regional level. This program replaces and enhances the former Regional Waste Management Coordinators Program and the former Regional Education and Awareness Program.
    • Criteria - PDF
    • Funding will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  5. Demonstration/Pilot Projects
    Regional waste management committees may submit written proposals for demonstration/pilot projects for new technology or innovative waste management programs. Projects must ultimately help the region (versus a specific business/municipality) toward achieving the goals of the Provincial Waste Management Strategy.
    • Demonstration/Pilot Project Criteria - PDF
  6. Regional Research Projects
    • Contact Ashley Burke for more information about funding for regional research.

If you are a Regional Authority and would like more information on one of the above funding programs, please contact Ashley Burke.

Regional Authorities

For more information on Waste Management in your region, contact your Waste Management Authority.

Discovery Regional Services (Bonavista Peninsula)
Ms. Sarah Morgan (Operations Manager)
Phone: (709) 436-3022
P.O Box 37
Trinity, NL A0C 2S0

Coast of Bays Waste Management Authority

Mr. Herb Dunphy (Coordinator)
Phone: (709) 885-2354
P.O Box 130
Harbour Breton, NL A0H 1P0

Green Bay Waste Authority

Ms. Lisa Loveman (Office Administrator)
Phone: (709) 657-2233 
General Delivery
South Brook, NL A0J 1S0

Burin Peninsula Waste Management Corporation

Mr. Joe Pittman (General Manager)
Phone: (709) 891-1717
Suite 228, Father Berney Memorial Building
P.O Box 510
Burin Bay Arm, NL A0E 1G0

Eastern Waste Management

Mr. Ken Kelly (CAO)
Phone: (709) 579-7960
255 Major's Path, Suite 3
St. John's, NL A1A 0L5

Central Newfoundland Regional Service Board

Mr. Ed Evans (Manager)
Phone: (709) 653-2900
Central NL Waste Management
PO Box 254
Norris Arm, NL
A0G 3M0

Northern Peninsula Regional Service Board

Ms. Darlene Newman (General Manager)
Phone: (709) 454-3110
P.O Box 430
St. Anthony NL A0K 4S0

Western Regional Waste Management 
Mr. Jason King (Executive Director)
Phone: (709) 632-2922
19-21 West Street
Corner Brook, NL A2H 2Y6