Spring Clean Up Weeks 2019

June 7th Update: FERO is bringing in extra crews and will have all items/organics picked up by the end of next week (June 14).


Notice from FERO May 31st 2019:

Over the last few weeks, FERO has been unable to meet the high standards of customer service we place upon ourselves. This is due to a number of issues, specifically, the recovery phase after near-record flooding, the volume of spring clean-up materials in various municipalities and the wet weather.

Many of the items that have been placed curbside are saturated with water from the unusually rainy month of May. The weight of these items is causing difficulty for our workforce and our equipment. As a result, many residential customers have seen delays in their service. We apologize for this.

We are confident we are now close to overcoming these obstacles, and we expect to return to normal operations for our 20,000 customers in the Saint John region soon. However, over the course of the next two weeks, if your solid waste (garbage or compost/recycling) is not collected by 8 pm on your regularly-scheduled day, it will be picked up on the following business day.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we deal with these challenges.



Solid Waste Pick-Up – May 20, 2019 (Victoria Day)

  • Items must be tied in manageable bundles, weighing no more than 40lbs
  • Junked car parts or batteries, appliances, paints/solvents, hazardous waste and hazardous construction materials, containers from hazardous products and other similar items will NOT be accepted.

Organic Waste Pick-Up – May 27, 2019

  • Leaves, grass clippings & bundled twigs no longer than 4ft and weighing no more than 40lbs
  • Residents are required to use compostable bags, non-waxed cartons, or garbage cans that can be easily emptied into the trucks
  • Please DO NOT use your compost cart for this pick-up

All items must be placed curbside by 7:00am on Monday regardless of your scheduled pick-up day

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