Fredericton Region Solid Waste handles all sorts of materials at its facility, but some require more specialized care than others. Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) needs to handled and treated in much different way than recyclables and garbage.
FRSW accepts HHW twice a week – Wednesday from 7:30AM to 4:00PM and Saturday 7:30AM to 3:00PM – and works with other companies to ensure the safe disposal and, in some cases, recycling, of the hazardous materials. In addition to the twice weekly schedule, FRSW will host three HHW days in various communities throughout the year.
A vast amount of products can be classified as HHW including gasoline, batteries, swimming and gardening chemicals, anti-freeze, oil, paint and other common household properties. Some signs to look for when identifying HHW include symbols indicating the product is corrosive, toxic, reactive or flammable or the words – Danger, Poison, Caution and Warning. If you see the symbols below, they are household hazardous waste. Please remember, this is a residential service only. Commercial products will not be accepted.
The safest way to dispose of HHW is to bring them to the landfill.
Please note: No industrial, commercial or institutional hazardous waste will be accepted. This is a no charge service. For more information call the recycle hotline at 453-9938.