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Recycling

The City of Fredericton offers its residents two recycling programs. Homeowners can participate in the curbside blue box / grey box program. Residents of apartments and multi-family dwellings can take advantage of three recycling depots. More information on each program is listed below.

CURBSIDE

The Blue/Grey Box provides a convenient way to store materials until collection day. Placed at curbside, the Blue/Grey Box is easy to spot when the recycling truck visits your neighbourhood. The recycling truck will collect each box on alternating weeks. In other words, one week will be grey box week; the next will be blue box week. Partially full boxes should not be placed at the curb. 

For more information please contact the Recycling Hotline at 453-9938 from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.  Information about the program can also be found online at http://frswc.ca/operations/recycling/.

How do I use my blue box?
Simply place all plastic containers, plastic shopping bags, all refundable beverage containers (except glass), all tin, steel and aluminum food cans in your Blue Box. When your Blue Box is full, put it out by curbside before 7:00 a.m. on your regular garbage day. 

How do I use my grey box?
Simply place all newspapers, flyers, magazines, catalogues, corrugated cardboard and boxboard, paper envelopes with or without windows, computer paper, scribblers, coloured and white bond paper, phonebooks, paperback books and textbooks in your Grey Box. When your Grey Box is full, put it out by curbside before 7:00 a.m. on your regular garbage day.  In lieu of a grey box, residents may use a blue box for paper-based products.

Where can I get a blue/grey box?
Recycling boxes used for curbside collection can be purchased from local retailers and must meet the following standards:

  • Recycle boxes shall be made of durable plastic and be no smaller than 45 litres and no larger than 60 litres
  • Recycle boxes shall not be cylinder type containers or wheeled-cart type containers of any size
  • Recycle boxes shall be clearly identified as such by their colour or labelling

For complete details about garbage and recycling collection in Fredericton, see “By-law No. W-4, A Bylaw to Regulate the Collection and Disposal of Garbage and Other Material.”

RECYCLING DEPOTS


The City of Fredericton also operates three recycling depots for use by residents of apartments and multi-family dwellings.  These depots can be found at:

1. Capital Winter Club (CWC), 232 Rookwood Avenue, South-East corner of the CWC parking lot.
2. Willie O’Ree Place – North Corner of the main parking lot
3. Brookside Mall Parking Lot - North edge fronting Reynolds


The depots complement the city's current blue box / grey box curbside recycling program, and take the same recyclable materials.  This includes newsprint, cardboard, boxboard, and paper, as well as metal food cans and plastic materials.

• The bins are for use by apartment and condominium residents only, and not for commercial users. 
• If the bins are full; please take your material home and return at a later time or check out one of the other bin locations.
• If possible, use the bins during weekdays.  This will allow the City to more easily monitor their use and coordinate the replacement of full bins.
• Please do not leave recyclable material beside the bins; they can blow away or get wet and become unrecyclable.
• Do not leave garbage, broken household items, hazardous waste, etc. on site. These items can be taken to the Fredericton Region Solid Waste landfill.

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