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

 

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.


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 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.

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.


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

Collections for large items, not large quantities of waste! If it fits in a bag, why wait?

A new way to collect your bulky waste starting in April 2023!

The new ON CALL bulky waste collection service allows residents to get rid of their large items more often.

**REGISTER HERE OR BY PHONE AT 506-743-1490**

When should you register?

Register as soon as you have between one (1) to six (6) big items to throw away.

  • Register ONLY when you need collection service
  • You have to register EVERYTIME you require collection service

The service is now offered year round up to eight (8) times per year.

  • SERVICE BY REGISTRATION - If you are not registered, we will not pick up at your address!
  • LIMIT OF SIX (6) ITEMS PER COLLECTION - For a total of up to 48 items per year.
  • Building materials are accepted in bundles no larger than 4 x 2 x 2 ft (1.2 x 0.6 x 0.6 m) and 50lb (23 kg).
  • No black or opaque bags
  • No waste in trailers or truck beds
  • No hazardous waste, car parts or commercial waste
  • Remember to have your bulky items at the curb before 4 a.m. on your collection date.


Mobile Eco-Depots

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


Battery Recycling

Battery recycling depots are open to the public throughout the region.

Battery Depots Locations

Baie-Sainte-Anne – Home Hardware
6 Rivière du Portage Road, Baie-Sainte-Anne, NB E9A 1G4
Bouctouche – Place Lebourg (IGA)
191 Irving Blvd, Bouctouche, NB E4S 3K3
Cocagne – Cocagne Variety
4702 Route 134, Cocagne, NB E4R 2Z5
Elsipogtog – Fisheries Building
51 Hill Street, Elsipogtog First Nation, NB E4W 2V4
Grande-Digue – Notre Centre
468 Route 530, Grande-Digue, NB E4R 5K3
Pointe-Sapin – Omni Market (Coop)
3273 NB-117, Pointe-Sapin, NB E9A 1T1
Richibucto – Place Cartier (IGA)
25 Cartier Blvd, Richibucto, NB E4W 3W7
Rogersville – Recycling Caissie
41 Centrale Street, Rogersville, NB E4Y 2G6
Saint-Antoine – Home Hardware
4612 Principale Street, Saint-Antoine, NB E4V 1R4
Sainte-Marie – Ste-Marie HIGHO
2748 Rte 515, Sainte-Marie-de-Kent, NB E4S 2E6
St-Louis-de-Kent – Kent Recycling
10296 NB-134, Saint-Louis de Kent, NB E4X 1G5

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.

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/.