Hazardous Waste

hazardous waste

Hazardous waste is not accepted in your household bins for roadside pick-up.  Please hold onto any hazardous waste you may have until the annual “Hazardous Waste Disposal Event”.  Putting hazardous waste into your roadside garbage bin can be VERY DANGEROUS.  

2024 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY

is scheduled for September 28, 2024 from 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Perth-Andover – River Valley Civic Centre, 11 School Street 

 

Promote and take advantage of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and stewardship programs in the province:

These items do not belong in our landfills!!!

  • Electronic waste
  • Tires
  • Oil and glycol
  • Paint
  • Batteries
  • Beverage containers
  • Household hazardous waste

What is an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program?

In New Brunswick, these are voluntary programs that are led by industries, product manufacturers and brand owners who have come together to implement recycling initiatives for specific products that at the end of their usable life do not belong in landfills.

Some of the products such as electronics can be broken down into components that can be recycled and other components that require special disposal.

What happens to these products?

E-waste: E-waste is sorted and sent to an Electronic Products Recycling Association EPRA-approved recycling facility. Hazardous materials will be properly disposed of and other materials such as, metals, plastics and glass will re-enter the manufacturing stream.

Tires: Used tires are collected at over 800 local tire outlets and sent to Tire Recycling Atlantic Canada Corporation (TRACC) in Minto, NB. At this recycling facility, the rubber from the tires is re-manufactured into various product such as, safe-play playground surfaces, livestock matting, anti-fatigue matting and roof shingles.

Oil and Glycol: Proper disposal of these products prevents contamination of water, soils and reduces waste going to the landfills, extending their lifespan. When recycled, these products may be used repeatedly.

Paint: The paint recycling program in New Brunswick on average recycles 240,000 litres of paint and 77 tonnes of plastic and metal containers annually. Approximately 70% of the paint collected is recycled into new paint products. A small percentage was reused through paint exchange and 9% went to energy recovery.

Batteries: Collected items are then shipped to Call2Recycle’s responsible recycling partners. The collected materials are sorted into battery types and their makeup. Usable materials such as metals are extracted and recycled into new materials, and waste products are safely and properly disposed of.

Did you know?

When you pay the deposit on beverage containers, a portion is used to cover the cost of running the program and a portion is deposited into New Brunswick’s Environmental Trust Fund. The Environmental Trust Fund helps fund recycling activities in the province, such as Household Hazardous Waste days.

Household Hazardous Waste:

Many products we use are considered hazardous waste because they contain corrosive, toxic, flammable ingredients, or materials that can react in harmful ways when combined with other materials. These products require special care when being disposed of. Once a year, the Regional Service Commission holds a Household Hazardous Waste day when residents can safely and responsibly dispose of these items.

If a product label indicates that it is toxic, corrosive, flammable, indicates caution or warning messages, then the products should be treated with care when in use and at time of disposal.

Sample list of Household Hazardous Waste

  • Paint thinners
  • Stains and Varnishes
  • Wood preservatives
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Fertilizers
  • Cleaning products
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Propane tanks and cylinders
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Aerosols
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Drain and oven cleaner
  • Glues and adhesives
  • Solvents
  • Gas

For an exact list of acceptable items to bring to a household hazardous waste day, click here and scroll to the bottom of that page. 


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