New Curbside Recycling
Curbside Recycling begins July 2021 in Local Service Districts
Curbside recycling will begin in July 2021 in rural communities in the Fundy Region. This program will replace the recycling depots, with recyclables being picked up at the curb every other week. Blue and green recycling boxes will be used for setting out recycling.
The following local service districts are included: Musquash, Petersville, Westfield West & East, Greenwich, Kingston, Rothesay, Simonds, Fairfield, St Martins & Hampton LSD. See the map below (you can zoom in to see if your address is included).
- Each household will receive one green and one blue recycling box, along with sorting information in June.
- Similar to your garbage and compost collection, recycling will be picked up every other week
- The large blue bin Recycling Depots in your Community will close in August.
- Your schedule for collection of garbage, compost & recycling will be updated in June on our App - found above. Simply type in your address.
Sort your Recycling
Sort your recyclables into two separate containers - Blue Box for Paper & Cardboard, and the Green Box for Plastic, Metal & Milk Containers. Place them loose into the boxes, do not bag your items.
Collection Day - Your recycling is collected separately, either in two trucks or in one truck with two compartments. The papers and containers are not mixed together during collection, so it is important to keep them in their separate boxes.
New to recycling? Check out the What Goes Where above, for specific items.
Not enough space for your recycling? You can purchase additional recycling boxes (similar size) at local hardware stores, Don't worry if it isn't green, you can put your containers in a "blue box" just make sure you keep your containers and papers separate. Do not bag extra recycling, use additional boxes.
Paper and Cardboard
DO NOT INCLUDE:
DO NOT INCLUDE:
x Coffee cups
Do not bag items. Place recyclables loose in the box.
One exception: Shredded paper can be contained in a paper or a clear plastic bag, and placed in the paper box.
The lid can be used on either box. On windy or rainy days, please put the lid on the papers' box and place it on top of the containers' box.
Flatten all cardboard boxes.
Large cardboard boxes should be flattened and placed under or between recycling boxes. Large quantities can be tied in bundles no larger than 30” x 30” x 8” (76 cm x 76 cm x 20 cm).
Rinse containers thoroughly. Remove caps.
Labels on containers do not need to be removed.
Plastic bags are not recyclable. This includes bread bags, Ziploc bags, stand up pouches, saran wrap, and wrap on things like paper towels.