|Certain materials are banned from landfilling for many different reasons. The obvious reason is the toxicity of the material. Chemicals as well as hazardous and toxic waste require special disposal methods to prevent environmental damage. Some materials may not be toxic, but are prohibited due to handling problems. Recyclable items are prohibited to encourage recycling and preservation of raw materials. Whatever the reason, prohibited items require special handling and alternative disposal. The Province of New Brunswick may enforce these prohibitions with stiff fines and penalties.
Alternative disposal methods that include recycling will safeguard the environment. Compliance with provincial, municipal regulations is not difficult. However, special handling or separation of materials is necessary for lawful disposal of these materials. This guide is for your general use, based on current conditions that are apt to change without warning. Please call us for additional or up-to-date information when necessary. For residential services, you should first check with your municipality to determine what its requirements are for curb service.
- Tires ? -
- Oil & Oil Filters - Used motor oil should be taken to an Oil Drop-off site for recycling.
- Lead Acid Batteries - Old car batteries may be taken to recycling facilities
- Lead-Based Paints, Pesticides. Hazardous Waste (household)
- Hazardous Materials - (commercial & industrial) Prohibited from landfills with stiff fines and penalties for noncompliance. It is the generator's responsibility to determine if the waste is hazardous or not. A material is either listed hazardous waste (on a published list), or it is a material that exhibits one or more of the four hazardous waste characteristics (ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity or toxicity). If you think you may have a hazardous waste, call the Department of Natural Resources
- Asbestos & Asbestos Containing Materials - Request you contact our office at (506)773-3829 for special handling instruction, disposal regulation, and current disposal rates for asbestos and asbestos containing materials.
- Brush - Homogeneous loads can be brought to a brush site where brush is chipped. Brush must be less than eight inches in diameter. Stumps, grass, dirt or leaves are not considered brush and will contaminate the load. We have specific instructions that must be followed. Please ask for them
- Grass & Leaves - Anyone may haul to compost sites. We can haul grass and leaves in a special container with no other contaminants. Call for our special rates.
- Appliances (major) - ?
- Oil & Lead based Paint, Paint Thinners - or
- Small Quantities of Hazardous Wastes - Liquids of any kind are prohibited in landfills. Empty paint cans or cans with dried paint can go to the landfill. Old paint (liquid) and lead based paint (liquid or dried), thinners, and hazardous materials should be taken to a proper collection facility. Never dump even small amounts of these paints or solvents into trash containers or on the land as it takes only very small amounts of these chemicals to cause a contamination problem
- Flourescent & Incandescent Bulbs Ballasts - Must be taken to a recycler/processor