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
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
Get your very own weekly collection schedule by using the tool below. It can also helps with sorting your household waste into the right bag.
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 the system isn't suggesting your address, try switching the language (X Road becomes Rue X) - We're currently working on making sure our database is listing the names in both languages.
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!
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.
The KRSC is proud to offer the Mobile Eco-Depot program in cooperation with Southeast Eco360.
This free service allows residents to dispose of bulky or hazardous construction and other types of waste at a location close to home.
Mobile Eco-Depot schedule
Click on the image to enlarge it and view the full schedule for 2021.
Frequently asked questions
- Appliances (limit of one appliance of each type per customer)
Refrigerators, stoves, freezers, dishwashers, wall ovens, water coolers, microwave ovens, water heaters, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, washers, dryers, barbecues, etc.
Sofas, chairs, mattresses, box springs, chest of drawers, dining room furniture, etc.
- Small power tools
Snowblowers, lawn mowers, edgers, chain saws, etc.
- Construction, demolition and renovation waste
Gypsum board, wood, windows, doors, shingles, heat pumps, etc.
- Household hazardous waste
Batteries, cooking oil, aerosols, paint, light bulbs, fertilizer, chemicals, compact fluorescent light bulbs, propane tanks, etc.
- Electronic devices
Televisions, computer monitors, hard disk drives, DVD players, game consoles and any device that must be plugged in or runs on batteries
- Car and truck tires (51 cm [20 cm] maximum diameter, limit of 8 per client)
- Lobster traps (limit of 5 per client)
- Brush, branches and yard waste (including Christmas trees)
- Glass, cardboard and paper
The items listed above collected during these events will be recycled.
- Residential gas or oil tank
- Auto parts (except tires)
- Unsorted bulk waste
- Commercial waste
- Regular waste (blue, green and clear bags)
Our partners at Southeast Eco360 take containers and bins to the selected location, where they set up a clear and safe path to follow with your vehicle, in a drive-through format. Please follow the directions given by Southeast Eco360 staff and be patient.
To facilitate and speed up the unloading process and ensure that your load is not turned away, please sort your waste by type of material.
Glass collected at the Mobile Eco-Depot will be isolated from any other product making it easier to handle, keeping it clean and keeping glass pieces at an acceptable size.
In comparison, the items you put in your blue bags are compacted several times in the truck and then dropped on a concrete floor at the sorting facilities. The sorting line is not equipped to isolate glass from other material. The glass will also most likely be broken down in pieces that are too small for the recycling market. Since it will be sent to the landfill at the end of the line, it's easier to put it in the clear bag from the start.
For the rare pieces that will survive transport, keep in mind how the sorting line is operated. Sorting is done by hand, and although employees wear protective gloves, the presence of pieces of glass still poses a significant risk to employees. It's understandable to request that glass be placed in the clear bag for safety reasons.
If you want your glass containers to be recycled, bring them to a Mobile Eco-depot
Kent residents are welcome to use any Mobile Eco-Depot in the region, even those outside their community.
Example : If you live in Sainte-Marie but missed the Eco-Depot in Bouctouche, you can take your items to a collection event in any other regional location, such as Saint-Antoine, Richibucto, Saint-Paul or even Rogersville if the date suits you better and distance is not an issue.
Please note that only residents can use the service. Commercial and regular residential waste will not be accepted.
Yes, the equivalent of what you can haul in a half-ton truck or utility trailer.
Some items have additional limits, such as appliances, tires and lobster traps. Refer to the list of accepted items for more detail.
Yes. The program is designed to complement existing programs. The goal is to provide even more options for residents to dispose of their bulky items responsibly. We will continue to offer roadside bulky waste collection during the year.
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 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 seven 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
The Province manages a number of solid waste recovery and recycling programs
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.
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.
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/.