Tour

WANT TO BOOK A TOUR?

If you would like a representative from FRSW to make a presentation in your classroom, to your community group or to arrange a tour of the facility, please contact Brad Janes, manager of education and public relations at 444-0967 or brad@frswc.ca.

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES

An administrative and maintenance building is located near the scale house at the main entrance to the site.

What functions are performed at the Administration Building?

 

 

SCALE HOUSE

Situated at the entrance to the site the scalehouse serves as the control point for all vehicles arriving at the site.

What functions are performed at the scale house?

Interesting Facts

 

 

RECYCLING FACILITY

The Recycling Facility (commonly referred to as a MRF – Materials Recovery Facility) employs 22 people.

What happens to the recyclable material at the Recycling Facility?

Where does the recyclable material come from?

For the year 2012:

 

 

BALING FACILITY

Waste disposal at the landfill is enhanced by compacting the incoming waste into bales inside a large baler building.

Why bale?

How does baling work?

Interesting Facts

 

 

CAR CONVEYOR BELT

Access to the baler facility for homeowners and small commercial vehicles is provided at a designated area of the baler building.

Why is this special access necessary?

Interesting Fact

 

 

WOOD WASTE

As part of the Commission’s waste diversion program, wood waste delivered to the site is stored in a designated area.

What are the benefits of diverting wood waste?

 

 

SCRAP METAL

As part of the Commission’s waste diversion program white goods and scrap metal delivered to the site are stockpiled for recycling.

What types of waste are accepted?

Why recover metal wastes?

 

 

CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION SITE

construction

construction

Construction and Demolition Waste (C & D) arriving at the site is directed to a designated disposal area.

What environmental controls are in place for C & D waste?

Why have a separate disposal area for C & D waste?

Interesting Fact

 

 

 

LANDFILL AREA

landfill

landfill

At the landfill area bales of waste that are transported from the baler building are stacked in cells as part of final disposal.

What controls are used to minimize environmental impacts?

 

 

LEACHATE TREATMENT LAGOON

Leachate is the liquid waste formed when rain and snow melt drain through the waste deposits of landfills. At the Fredericton site the leachate is collected and piped to a biological treatment lagoon.

How is the leachate treated?

How is the groundwater system protected from leachate contamination?

Interesting Facts

 

 

ASH CELL

A cell designed for the disposal of ash generated by the University of New Brunswick’s physical
plant was constructed in late fall of 2001.

UNB reimburses the FRSWC for capital and operational costs associated with the ash cell. In 2012, a total of 1,602 metric tonnes of ash were received
from UNB.

 

 

SEDIMENT POND

Surface water from around the site is collected and treated in the sediment pond.

The pond allows for clay and other materials to settle on the bottom and then the clean water is released into the environment.