The KRSC’s solid waste department is committed to offering optimal solid waste management services to its residents and communities. The KRSC takes into consideration the region’s social and economic context while reducing its environmental impact. It also values efficient service and the safety of garbage collectors and the public.

The KRSC is responsible for providing solid waste management services. The department manages nearly 9,000 tons of waste annually, which is sent to the Southeast Eco360 sorting facility in Berry Mills. The KRSC solid waste department is proud of what it has achieved since 2013 :

  • Taking over the household waste collection contracts in most of the region
  • Implementing the 3-Stream Program
  • Creating a household waste management position for Elsipogtog and Indian Island First Nations
  • Adding the Mobile Eco-Depot service for hazardous and bulky waste collection


Weekly pick-up

The 3-Stream Program is mandatory in the Kent region and improves the quality of recyclable and compostable materials sent to the Southeast Eco360 sorting facility.

All residents are required to separate their waste at home into three different-coloured bags:

  • Green bags, for organic waste
  • Blue bags, for recyclable waste
  • Clear bags, for everything else

Change in collection schedule

  • St-Louis-de-Kent, Aldouane, St-Charles, St-Ignace
Unexpected events force us to interrupt collection in you communities. A truck will be sent to complete the collection Thursday morning, March 4, starting at 4:00am. Make sure your bags are at the curb before then. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Collection is going on as usual in all other region

Get your very own weekly collection schedule by using the tool below. It also provides information on home-sorting procedures.


Kent Services

How to use the “Kent Services” tool

  • To find out which colour bag an item goes in, select the “Let’s sort it out” tab.
  • For your personalized collection schedule, look under the “My Schedule” tab.
    • Be sure to enter your full address. No abbreviations!
    • If you live on a provincial highway, like Route 115, for example, enter “New Brunswick 115”. Example: 7714 New Brunswick 134, Sainte-Anne-de-Kent, New Brunswick, Canada.

Publications

Click on the images on the right for a printable version of the sorting list and collection schedule. Laminated versions of these documents are also available in all town and village offices in the region.

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Where to place your waste

To ensure that your garbage is not missed, make sure it is visible, accessible and within 10 ft (3 m) of the edge of the road. We also recommend placing your bags strategically in your bins and boxes.


Bulky waste

Follow the bulky waste rules to ensure that collection is safe and efficient and that all your garbage is picked up.


What exactly is considered a bulky item?

A larger items that is too big for regular pickup such as a mattress, stove, toilet, dehumidifer, etc

Bulky waste collection is a special collecton for large items, not large quantities of waste!

Schedule

Bulky waste is collected three times a year: in the spring (May), summer (August) and fall (October).

The schedule for the year is normally made available around mid-March. Click on the image to access a high-resolution version of the schedule.

Remember to have your bulky items at the curb before 4 a.m. on your collection date.


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Mobile Eco-Depots

The KRSC is proud to offer the Mobile Eco-Depot program in cooperation with Southeast Eco360.


Composting

The KRSC invites you to reconnect with Mother Earth by composting your organic waste.

Our program allows residents to purchase a composter or digester at a reduced price. These tools convert organic waste into nutrients for the soil. They are normally sold in the spring, but units are available in limited quantities all year round. To purchase one, contact us in advance to ensure that we still have some in stock. First come, first served!

Composter or digester?

The KRSC offers you two options: a traditional composter (the Earth Machine) and a digester (a green cone). Click on the image on the right to determine which is best for you:

Both are available for purchase at our Bouctouche office at 104 Irving Boulevard, Unit 1. We accept cash, cheques, debit cards (Interac), and most credit cards.

Battery recycling

Battery recycling depots are open to the public throughout the region

Battery recycling depots are open to the public throughout the region so local residents can dispose of used batteries free of charge. Obsolete or defective cell phones are also accepted.

This program is made possible thanks to the participation of Southeast Eco360.

The region has eight depots to serve you:
  • Place LeBourg, Bouctouche
  • Kent Recycling, St-Louis-de-Kent
  • Cocagne Variety, Cocagne
  • Home Hardware, Saint-Antoine
  • Place Cartier, Richibucto
  • Omni Market, Pointe-Sapin
  • Community centre, Acadieville

Provincial programs

The Province manages a number of solid waste recovery and recycling programs

The Province manages a number of solid waste recovery and recycling programs, and the KRSC is proud to work with Recycle NB to promote them. For more information, go to https://recyclenb.com/.

Used tires

The used-tire recycling program has been operating since 1996. The tires are collected by the Tire Recycling Atlantic Canada Corporation (TRACC) and brought to recycling facilities in Minto.

Tires can be dropped off free of charge at any store or garage that sells them. However, since storage space is sometimes limited, please do not bring more than five at a time. Also, don’t forget to remove the rims. Retailers may refuse tires with rims or charge a fee to remove them.

Paint

Thanks to the paint recycling program run by the Product Care Association, Kent region residents can dispose of old paint cans free of charge all year round at three locations in the region:

  • Rogersville Home Hardware: 506-775-6141
  • Richibucto Home Hardware: 506-523-6631

Saint-Antoine Home Hardware: 506-525-2140

Oil and glycol recovery

As of 2014, it has been easy to recycle used oil (50 litres or less), oil filters, oil containers, glycol (50 litres or less) and glycol containers in New Brunswick through a program managed by Recycle NB in cooperation with UOMA NB (Atlantic Used Oil Management Association).

Visit the following website to find the oil and glycol depot nearest you: https://recyclenb.com/oil-map.

Electronic products

In 2017, the provincial government established an e-waste management program under the Clean Environment Act. As the organization responsible for designated-material recycling programs, Recycle NB provides program oversight, and the industry has selected the Electronics Products Recycling Association (EPRA) as the program administrator.

The Kent region has four permanent depots where residents can recycle their electronics year round:

  • Caissie’s Recycling in Rogersville
  • Kent Recycling in Saint-Louis-de-Kent
  • Cocagne Variety in Cocagne
  • Saint-Antoine Bottle Exchange in Saint Antoine

To find out which electronic objects are accepted under this program, go to https://www.recyclemyelectronics.ca/nb/what-can-i-recycle/.