Yes. The revenue generated helps offset some of the cost of the recycling program. The price for recyclables varies according to the product and the market available. Milk cartons and similar items such as soy milk, coffee cream, orange and other juice containers are actually plastic and can be placed in your blue box.
Glass refundable beverage containers can be taken to a redemption centre for deposit.
Non-refundable glass (i.e. jars, window panes) are not recyclable at FRSW. Lack of a viable market in close proximity is a major reason. Transportation, collection, and handling costs are very high for glass. This factor, along with the fact that glass is benign in the landfill (it is made of silica), contributes to our decision to not recycle glass. Glass can also contaminate other recyclable products.
No. Although there may be a recycle symbol on the product, it is not a compatible product to recycle in the region.
Florescent lightbulbs cannot be recycled, but there are two ways to properly dispose of the products. FRSW recommends bringing the bulbs to its no charge service Household Hazardous Waste on-site depot each Wednesday (730 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or Saturday (730 a.m. to 3 p.m.). We are located at 1775 Alison Blvd. The bulbs can also be placed in your garbage bag, but we recommend wrapping them in newspaper to reduce the risk of breaking.
Yes. FRSW introduced its E-Waste program in 2019. Please see below for other local e-waste centres.
1. Best Metal Bottles
2. Northside Redemption Centre
3. Southside Redemption
4. Tri R Redemption
No, you do not need to remove staples and paper clips. New advances in technologies have provided paper mills with processes to remove metals items. This, in turn, has made it easier for consumers to recycle.
All the recyclable material collected in the Fredericton Region is sorted, baled and sold to different manufacturers that reuse it or recycle it into various new products. Some of the products being made into new products are:
Old newsprint is recycled into boxboard.
Cardboard is recycled into new cardboard.
Office paper is recycled into new paper products.
Plastic grocery bags are recycled into new grocery bags.
Aluminum (such as soft drink cans) is manufactured into aluminum sheeting.
Steel cans (such as soup and juice cans) can go into bus siding.
Some plastic containers are being made into polyester yarn for carpets, clothing or packaging.
Juice boxes are used for paper towel and tissue production.
The revenue generated helps offset some of the cost of the recycling program. The price for recyclables varies according to the product and the market available.
Unfortunately, the containers residents bring containing HHW of any variety will not be transferred to another on-site container and will be kept at FRSW for proper removal.
On New Brunswick Highway 7, North and South, take Exit 5. When driving South, turn right off exit 5 and then left onto Alison Boulevard. When driving North, turn left off exit 5 and then left onto Alison Boulevard. FRSW is located at 1775 Alison Blvd on the left.
If you are a resident of the City of Fredericton or Village of New Maryland, you can purchase your blue and grey recycle boxes at various retail outlets. Please note to ensure collection, you are purchasing bins without wheels. If you live outside the City of Fredericton or Village of New Maryland and are on the region-wide once a month collection system, please call FERO at 472-3376 to have blue and grey boxes delivered to your residence on the next collection day in your area.
Plastic tops for milk or juice cartons or soda bottles etc are recycled at FRSW. They can be placed in your blue box. To increase space, it is recommended you squeeze air out of the cartons, place the cap back on and make it part of your recycling efforts.
If you didn't receive your weekly blue, grey recycle collection calendar for residents of City of Fredericton or Village of New Maryland, there are plenty of options to pick up a copy. You can find at Village of New Maryland office, 584 New Maryland Highway; Woodstock Road Esso (1715 Woodstock Rd); Service New Brunswick at 432 Queen St.; City Hall in Fredericton at 397 Queen St., or Peter's Meat Market at 230 Main St. You can also find the schedule on this website.
Recycle bins for plastic, aluminum, paper & cardboard are available at Oromocto Mall (1198 Onondaga Dr.), Freeman’s Convenience (1000 Waasis Rd) & MacLaren Avenue (behind fire hall).
FRSW's collectors ask all large cardboard items such as large screen televisions, patio sets etc, be flattened and folded into 3X3 sections, bundled if at all possible. It makes it easier for the collectors to get it into the truck. Do not use containers or bins with wheels for recycle purposes.
Please bring your microwave or any other electronics that uses a plug or battery to our no charge service electronic-waste depot. Let employees at FRSW scales know you have e-waste and they will direct you to the proper drop-off area.
FRSW does not collect garbage or blue and grey box curbside items, but is the end destination for your products. You can find your local collector - companies such as FERO, GFL and independent haulers - and ask which day of the week/month is designated collection day.
FRSW operates a separate construction and demolition site at $42.50 a metric tonne. Home renovation items such as lumber material, drywall, bathtubs etc will not be collected curbside.
Your refundable items such as soda containers and other similar product can be placed in your blue box or taken to your nearest bottle exchange location. FRSW does not provide refunds for accepting those returnables.
Tires can be brought to the landfill. The fee is $100 per metric tonne.
Fredericton Region Solid Waste Commission provides no charge service disposal of waste oil at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot open each Wednesday (730-4) and Saturday (730-3).
Fredericton Region Solid Waste Commission provides no charge service disposal of car batteries at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot.
Batteries are readily accepted at FRSW's Household Hazardous Waste depot.
Use it up or give it away!
Fredericton Region Solid Waste provides no charge service disposal of paint at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot.
For disposal of water-based paint with your garbage, solidify the paint by mixing in sawdust, clay, peat or kitty litter and take it to the Regional Landfill or place it in your regular garbage.
Use them until empty or depressurize them by holding the cans upside down and dispensing outside in a safe area. Unused or partially used cans can be brought to the HHW depot. If empty, you can safely place in your garbage, but HHW is recommended, especially if you have several items.
Fredericton Region Solid Waste provides no charge service disposal of propane tanks at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot. Alternatively, you can take them to a propane supplier for disposal.
Please contact your local police department for information on these items. FRSW does not accept any of those listed items.
Fredericton Region Solid Waste Commission provides no charge service disposal of propane tanks at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot. Alternatively, you can take them to a propane supplier for disposal.
Contact the Department of Environment at 453-2690.