FREDERICTON (GNB) – The Department of Environment and Local Government encourages people to dispose of sandbags via pickups or at their regional landfill.

Residents are reminded that the bags may not be emptied into or within 30 metres of any watercourse or regulated wetland. An alteration permit is required for any work within 30 metres of a watercourse or regulated wetland.

If these options are not viable, people may dispose of their sandbags as part of their flood-related debris.

People are advised to contact one of the department’s regional offices for more information if the sandbags are clearly contaminated (by oil, odour, etc.).  

For any questions related to locations of remediation sites and proper disposal of flood-damaged items, 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