Residential Update on Flood Related Impacts
Fredericton Region Solid Waste will help play a role when it comes to its residents dealing with cleanup and disposal of damaged items following this year’s flood.
All materials being dispose of as a result of the flood will be accepted by FRSW at no charge.
Affected residents are asked to inform staff at FRSW’s scale house that they are disposing of flood-damaged items.
As residents affected by flooding begin cleaning up their homes and properties, the Department of Environment and Local Government is providing information on cleanup and disposal of damaged items.
Regular household waste will be collected as usual and should be placed separately from flood-related items.
Special pickups are being arranged for local service districts, and residents will be advised of the details in the coming days. For those living in municipalities, information regarding flood debris collection will be communicated directly through their municipalities.
People should not burn their debris, as this can cause negative environmental impacts. Illegal dumping is also prohibited and offenders are subject to fines.
Waste being accepted during these pickups includes: appliances (remove doors and covers for safety), furniture, carpeting, insulation, paper products, etc. Small loose items should be bagged or boxed. Furniture may be included with bagged garbage. Construction and demolition materials (wood, concrete blocks, etc.) should be placed in a separate pile. Large appliances should also be in a separate pile.
People wishing to independently dispose of non-hazardous items may take them to Fredericton Region Solid Waste, located at 1775 Alison Blvd., in Fredericton.
Regular household hazardous waste generated by the flood can also be taken to the facility. Household Hazardous Waste Days are held on-site at FRSW on Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
FRSW will also hold two special remote HHW collection days on July 7 at Cambridge-Narrows School at 2158 Lakeview Rd., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and July 21 at Chipman Elementary School at 159 Bridge St.
More details on disposing of sandbags and hazardous materials (such as petroleum and propane tanks, chemical containers, animal carcasses, etc.) will be communicated in the coming days. For information on the proper disposal of any hazardous material, contact a regional office of the Department of Environment and Local Government at Fredericton Region, 506-444-5149