Information on flood debris cleanup09 May 2018
FREDERICTON (GNB) – 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 the following locations at no charge: Crane Mountain landfill, Fredericton Region Solid Waste and the Regional Service Commission 8 transfer station. Regular household hazardous waste generated by the flood can also be taken at these facilities. People should check each facility’s hours of operation, the schedule for Household Hazardous Waste Days and inform staff at the gate that they are disposing of flood-damaged items.
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:
- Bathurst Region, 506-547-2092
- Miramichi Region, 506-778-6032
- Moncton Region, 506-856-2374
- Saint John Region, 506-658-2558
- Fredericton Region, 506-444-5149
- Grand Falls Region, 506-473-7744