Garbage, Recycling & Waste Reduction

The City of Fredericton operates several programs and facilities to collect and responsibly dispose of residents’ garbage, yard waste, and recyclables. The Capital Region Service Commission administers garbage and recycling operations, while the City oversees the collection and processing of yard waste at the Municipal Soil Management Facility.

As we strive towards a circular economy where no material is wasted, there is much we can and must do as a community to divert waste from the landfill. The City is committed to integrating the 7 Rs of Waste Management into all aspects of its operation and encourages all residents to apply these practices to the choices they make every day.

7 Rs of Waste Management

You’ve likely heard of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle, but did you know there are four more Rs that contribute to sustainable waste management?

  • Rethink: Think about the environmental impacts of your choices.  
  • Refuse: Be discerning about what you buy. Refuse items whose environmental costs are too high or that you don’t need.
  • Reduce: If possible, borrow items or buy secondhand. If you must buy new, buy fewer, long-lasting items with minimal to no packaging.
  • Reuse: Use items as long as possible or find new uses for them.  
  • Repair: Fix items instead of buying new ones.
  • Regift: Give unused or unwanted items to those who need it.
  • Recycle: Properly dispose of items so their materials can be broken down and reused.

Learn more about Waste Diversion

Illegal Dumping

As per By-Law No. S-19, it is illegal to dump waste of any kind on City property. Offenders will be subject to a fine.

Please report all suspected illegal dumping to Service Fredericton at 1+ (506) 460-2020 or