All Batteries are recyclable, and should not go in the garbage. Call2Recycle™ is a national battery recycling program.Visit their website to find a location near you. Or, batteries can be brought to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at Crane Mountain Landfill at no charge.
Bring your refundable beverage containers to a local redemption centre for refund.
Included in the Program are: Soft drinks, beer, wine, and spirits, Flavoured waters, mineral waters, fruit and vegetable juices.
* Milk and milk products are not included in the deposit/refund program, they can be recycled at the blue bins.
* Glass refundables are not accepted at blue bin locations, all others can be recycled in the Plastic, Metal & Milk Bin.
Redemption Centres in the Fundy Region:
Pub's Bottle Exchange 346 av. Rothesay Avenue, Saint John,NB
North View Redemption Center 691. rue Somerset Street, Saint John,NB
Hawkes Bottle Exchange & Red.Centre 795, rue Ontario Street, Saint John, NB
Fundy Redemption Centre 18, rue Egbert Street, Saint John, NB
Golden Mile Redemption Centre 35, rue Linton Road, Saint John, NB
Fairville Bottle Exchange 82 Fallsview Avenue, Saint John, NB
Airport General Store, 4105 Loch Lomond Rd, Saint John, NB
Grand Bay Redemption Centre 131 ch. River Valley Drive, Grand Bay, N.B.
Valley Redemption Centre 1, rue Market Street Quispamsis, N.B.
Hillside Bottle Redemption Center, Fairfield, St. Martins, NB
Mike’s Bottle Depot,401 William Bell Dr, Hampton, NB
Glass Bottles & Jars
Glass is not recyclable, but there are still options to de-clutter your pantry of empty glass jars.
Local food banks accept glass jars WITH lids so they can portion out food such as rice and pasta as well as cleaning supplies.
They also accept egg cartons and clean plastic bags for the same purpose.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore is accepting donations of used and surplus building materials: doors, windows, cabinets, lumber, lighting fixtures, furniture, housewares and appliances. Habitat’s ReStore, located at 727 Rothesay Avenue, will sell these materials at low prices. The money is used to build homes for low income working families. It’s an environmentally friendly way to save money on your home improvements. For more information, call 635-7867 or visit Habitat Saint John.
Not accepted: TVs, computers, box springs and mattresses.
Linens, Towels, Stuffed Animal
If you are looking to clean out old linens, towels, blankets, stuffed animals etc, the Saint John Animal Rescue League (SPCA) is always accepting these items to help keep their animals warm, comfortable, and entertained. Feel free to take them to their shelter at 295 Bayside Drive in Saint John or call 642-0920 with inquiries.
Have you decided to update your existing cell phone and would like to recycle your old one? Check with the company where you are purchasing your new phone to see if they will recycle your existing phone. Call2Recycle accepts batteries and cell phones for recycling visit their website for a location near you.
Some of the companies that are involved in recycling Cell Phones in the Fundy Region, are: Cox Electronics, Hughes Communications, and Best Buy.
Year-Round Computer Recycling
Old computer systems* are accepted at our Household Hazardous Waste facility at Crane Mountain Landfill Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 5pm and Saturday 8 am to 12 noon.
$5.00 / computer system (computer system includes: monitor, hard drive, printer, speakers, mouse, keyboard and scanner).
What happens to your computer?
Computers are sent to Resnet in Edmundston NB, where they are dismantled and prepared for recycling.
Unfortunately we do not yet have a recycling program for televisions. We are, however, anxiously awaiting a new provincial recycling program for all electronics including televisions, expected in the summer of 2017. In the meantime, televisions can be brought to Crane Mountain Landfill for a small charge as they are currently considered garbage. Waste haulers will not accept televisions at the curb, but you may contact your garbage collector to arrange a bulky item pick up - click here for contact information.
There are many options for disposal of furniture before bringing them to the Landfill; these include local thrift stores like ReStore, Value Village, as well as the Salvation Army in Lansdowne Place. You can also post ads online on Kijiji.
There are many recycling options available for clothing other than disposing them in the Landfill. Any local thrift stores, homeless shelters, and soup kitchens will accept such donations willingly.
The Diabetes Association Clothesline Program and the Salvation Army are two local organizations that accept clothing donations as well.
You don’t have to rake and bag your grass clippings. Grass clippings enrich your lawn. Simply leave the grass cuttings on the lawn. Mulch it with your lawnmower, if you can. The cuttings will quickly decompose on site, thanks to the soil’s natural micro-organisms. The cuttings will serve as natural fertilizer and a significant source of moisture for your lawn.
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Compact fluorescent light bulbs and fluorescent tubes are accepted at our Household Hazardous Waste Facility free of charge.
Atlantic Metal Recycling accepts stoves, appliances and car batteries and parts. Please call 633-0660 before you drop off any items.
A Lot of Auto Recyclers located at 695 Old Black River Rd accepts scrap metals, old cars and car parts, as well as oil at their recycling facility. For inquiries about drop off and donations please call 652- 7278.
Simpson Truck & Tractor Parts 635-8140 & Cyr’s Auto Salvage 696-1901 also accept any scrap auto parts and metal.
Used Oil and Glycol
You can return your used oil and glycol (coolant) to facilities throughout the region. These products are also accepted at the HHW Facililty at Crane Mountain or visit Recycle NB to find a location near you. There is no charge for this program
Old Paint can be returned to a number of local spots for recycling. To find a paint depot near you visit the Recycle NB website. Ensure your paint can has the label & the lid to bring it back to one of these locations.
Or bring your paint to the Household Hazardous Waste facility open Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 5 pm and Saturdays 8 am to 12 noon at Crane Mountain Landfill with no charge.
Toner & Ink Cartridges
Empty or used toner and ink cartridges are accepted at Staples as well as Best Buy.
Tire Stewardship Program
Return your old tires to the any tire outlet in New Brunswick during regular business hours for no charge. Certain restrictions apply. Ask your retailer for details or visit RecycleNB
Crane Mountain Landfill accepts tires for recycling as follows:
Tires residential cars / trucks $5 each
Tires for large commercial vehicles $10 each
Miscellaneous - Small Electronics & CDs
Best Buy in Saint John has a drop box which will accept the following items for recycling: Used Batteries, Cell Phones, CD Players, MP3 Players, CDs & DVDs, Portable DVD Players and Ink Cartridges. To learn more, visit their website at www.BestBuy.ca
Book's, CD's, and DVD's are accepted at local churches, day care centres, schools, libraries, and thrift stores. Be sure to call first to inform them that you are coming with donations.
Medical waste is not accepted at the landfill. Please dispose of all sharps and prescription medications at the pharmacy at which they were purchased. If you wish to return your medical waste to a different pharmacy, we recommend that you call first to ensure that they will accept them. All sharps must be placed in a proper sharps container when being returned.
The Blue Run is a private company, which offers a weekly pickup service for recyclables.