Of the over 15 tonnes of waste produced by our community annually, only 13.7% of it is diverted from the landfill by the City’s recycling and yard waste programs. We can and need to do better. The City of Fredericton is taking a leadership role, reducing the waste of municipal services and promoting the 6Rs of waste management (Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Recover, and Residual management) to its residents and businesses.
What is the city doing?
- Collecting curbside recycling from residential properties and depots
- Collecting yard waste in the fall and spring
- Implementing the Green Events Guide (PDF) to reduce waste at City-run events
- Adding recycling bins to parks and City-run events
- Promoting home composting programs
- Working with community partners to promote product exchange/resale networks
- Providing feedback on the new Extended Producer Responsibility program
- The landfill is run by the Capital Region Service Comission and it captures landfill waste methane and uses it to generate electricity
Interested in knowing what actions the City of Fredericton is taking to meet its climate goals? The Environmental Dashboard is where you can learn more about our climate initiatives, track our progress, and find out how you can help. The information on the dashboard is updated annually and will grow when new initiatives are undertaken.