FREDERICTON (GNB) – Residents of local service districts are advised of the following special pickups for debris and waste related to the recent flooding.

Waste contractors will do special collections in the following areas: Maugerville, Waterborough, Canning, Chipman, Minto, Sheffield, Jemseg, Lincoln and Rusagonis.

Residents are advised that flood-related waste will be collected as soon as possible but that this may take some time. Crews will follow a collection route and will only stop at each house once during the cleanup so residents are asked to have their items sorted and ready by May 21.

Flood waste includes appliances (remove doors and covers for safety), furniture, carpeting, insulation, paper products, construction debris, etc. Waste should be separated as follows:

  • small loose items – bagged or boxed
  • larger construction debris (lumber/concrete blocks/shingles)
  • mattresses
  • appliances

In addition, dumpsters for spoiled food have been placed in the following areas:

  • Back Road, Scotchtown
  • Route 670, Lakeville Corner
  • Maugerville Community Centre
  • Fowler Road Sand and Salt Dome Site – Waterborough
  • Jemseg – the approach to the former Jemseg River Bridge Crossing

Hazardous materials (i.e. petroleum and propane tanks, chemical containers, dead animal carcasses, etc.) will not be accepted. Avoid contact with any hazardous material.

Regular household waste will be collected as usual, and should be placed separately from flood-related items.

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.

Information about special debris pick-up in the southern regions will be announced in the coming days, once water has receded completely.