Garbage and Recycling Program Review

A draft report of the Garbage and Recycling Program Review was presented by consultants from GHD, a leading professional services company in environmental resources engaged in 2016 to perform the review. GHD provided key recommendations coming out a 2016 study that reviewed the City’s collection programs.

About the Study

The City of Fredericton is undertaking a study of its current waste and recycling collection program. The study will include a comparison of similar programs in other cities, recommendations on possible changes to the City’s program and a high level report on a possible residential compost program.

GHD Limited, a national consulting firm with considerable experience in recycling and waste management will conduct the study. The City began a request for information process in February 2016 and awarded the contract to GHD Limited in June. 

Engaging the Community

As part of the study, the City is conducting a community engagement process to help set priorities for the waste and recycling program. An effective community engagement process will be critical to the success of any potential changes to the existing programs, and will play an important role in forming the recommendations of the study. The community engagement process will consist of an online survey and public interview sessions at various locations throughout the city.

The goal of the study is to ensure that the collection program remains efficient, environmentally responsible, cost effective and appropriately addresses opportunities to divert waste from City facilities.

About our Waste and Recycling Program

Fredericton currently provides curbside collection of garbage and recycling materials services to approximately 18,000 residences.

Collection is done by a private contractor and it consists of weekly garbage collection and alternating weekly recycle materials.  Residents of apartment buildings with more than 4 units and some condominium building residents can use the recycle bin program operated by the City.

Waste and recyclables are delivered to the landfill and material sorting recovery facility operated by Fredericton Regional Solid Waste, which is part of the Regional Service Commission.