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Town of Change Islands

Town of Change Islands

The Town of Change Islands was incorporated in 1951. Its Town Council offers snow clearing, sanding and salting services during the winter, manages sanitary waste collection once a week year round, street lights, public artesian wells, drinking water, an annual town clean up, and generally manage all town activities to keep our community a beautiful one.

Town of Change Islands
P.O. Box 67
Change Islands, NL
A0G 1R0

Town Clerk: Sherry Diamond

Tel: (709) 621-4181
Fax: (709) 621-4181
Web: www.changeislands.ca

For current and breaking community information, find our community bulletin board on Facebook by searching for "Change Islands Community News".

Town Council
Elected October 2013 (2013-2017 term):

Mayor Stephen Brinson


D/Mayor Larry Hurley


Bernice Watton


Vaughn Whitt


Leonard Marshall


Peter Porter


Netta LeDrew


Garbage Collection & Trash Disposal

Garbage collection and waste management is carried out by the Central Newfoundland Waste Management Authority.

All garbage and trash is hauled off Change Islands and disposed of at the Norris Point waste facility. A garbage truck comes to Change Islands on Friday mornings (once a week in summer, bi-weekly in winter) to collect home garbage.

2015 Winter Schedule – Feb 6th to May 15th

Feb 6

Apr 3

Feb 29

Apr 17

Mar 6

May 01

Mar 20

May 15

Your garbage must be in bags and available close to the road for pick-up by the garbage truck.

Change Island no longer has a garbage dump. All waste is now hauled off the island. For other than household waste we have a waste site where waste (listed below) can be dropped off and held until being hauled away. This includes all construction waste. This site is locked and unavailable except for certain times.

The Town of Change Islands would like to inform all residents that the Change Islands Waste Site will be open every second Saturday during the spring, summer and fall (closed in winter) to collect waste other than household garbage.

There will be an attendant on site during hours of operation to ensure that items will be placed in the proper designated areas. When unloading your items please separate them as much as possible as this will help the attendant direct you to the proper location at the site.

Garbage bags, plastics and cardboard are not permitted.

The fee per load is $10.00.

(A receipt will be given to you at the site.)

Car Wrecks (Tires/Oil Removed)


Oil Tank – Clean – Split and purged


Clean Soil/Gravel


Milled Asphalt




Minimum fee $10.00 excluding Free items

For further information, you can contact:

Town of Change Islands

(709) 621-4181

Central NL Waste management

(709) 653-2900

2015 Schedule – Waste Site

Time of Operation: 11:00am - 1:00pm

(2015 spring-summer-fall schedule to posted in the spring)

April 19, 2014
May 03, 2014
May 17, 2014
May 31, 2014
June 14, 2014
June 28, 2014


July 5, 2014
July 19, 2014
August 02, 2014
August 16, 2014
August 30, 2014
September 13, 2014


September 27, 2014
October 04, 2014
October 18, 2014
November 01, 2014
November 15, 2014
November 29, 2014

Tax Structure 2014

Residential/Non-Residential Property Tax

10 Mils

Minimum Property Tax

$500.00 (Min)

50% Discount (no usage or development)


Minimum Business Tax

$250.00 (Min)

Poll Tax


Utility Tax

2.5% of
Gross Revenue

Classes of Business

Class 1 - Fish Plant

18 Mils

Class 2 - No Fixed Place of Business
(Trucking, Fish Marketers & Contracting, Plus)

Min $250.00

Class 3 - Hardware Grocery Plus

40 Mils

Class 4 - Grocery Convenience Plus

18 Mils

Class 5 - Garage

20 Mils

Class 6 - Tourist Attraction and/or Accommodation

10 Mils

Class 7 - Restaurant/ Café

12 Mils

Class 8 - Craft Shop/ Museum Plus

Min $250.00

Class 9 - Small and /or Home Based Business


Class 10 - Construction Services
(Building Construction, Repairs & Maintenance, Sawmills & Plus)

Min $250.00

Tax Certificate


Miscellaneous General Repair Permit


Extension Building Permit


Residential Building Permit


Commercial Building Permit


Building Permit
(Stage, Shed & Garage, Plus)


Rental of Town Hall Meeting Room


Town Seal Fee



1.25% after
June 30th


Chantal & Suzanne

Chantal & Suzanne

Chantal Parsons BN, RN is Change Islands' resident Regional Nurse. Chantal holds regular clinic hours and is otherwise on call twenty-four hours a day, Monday - Friday.

The Clinic also schedules bi-weekly doctor clinics.

Clinic Manager: Suzanne Porter

Clinic: 709-621-6161 (the voice message will give office hours and emergency contact numbers)

Chantal can be reached outside business hours at the following:

Home: 709-621-4444
Emergency cell: 709-571-1413

The clinic can be found in the first building on the left on Tickle Point Road, attached to the Town Hall building and next to the post office.

Link: www.centralhealth.nl.ca

In Case of Emergency

Monday – Friday call 621-6161. If the clinic is closed the voice message will give the emergency phone contact numbers.

On weekends or in any other case call 621-5111

In addition to the clinic, Change Islands has an Emergency Responder crew that is trained to act in the case of an emergency. There is also a fully equipped emergency vehicle to transport people off the island when needed.

Health Emergency & First Responders: 709-621-5111

Change Islands Drinking Water Dispenser

Drinking Water Dispenser

Change Islands Fire Hall

Change Islands is pleased to offer its residents safe drinking water. The drinking water facility is on the Main Road, Middle Island (about 500 meters south of Seven Oakes Inn) and is open 24/7 for your use.

This facility is to be used for drinking/cooking only and not for RV fill-ups or laundry.

Please note the instructions posted on the wall to operate the system and rinse your water jugs.

PLEASE ENSURE the door is properly closed when you leave the facility.

Fire Department

Change Islands Fire Hall

Change Islands Fire Hall

Change Islands has a volunteer fire department consisting of twenty-three members. The fire department has the following equipment: portable pumps, fire truck, oxygen, etc.

Fire Chief
Ralph LeDrew (709) 621-6381

Fire Emergency: 709-621-5111

Post Office

Change Islands Post Office

Change Islands Post Office

Change Islands has a post office that receives mail Monday through Friday. Full counter service is available.

Manager: Darlene Brinson

(709) 621-3101

Mon-Fri 9am-1pm, 2-6pm (counter service until 5:45pm)

Sat 9am-1pm

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