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Edmundston’s Green Patrol will inspect blue recycling bins

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick — Since recycling collections have resumed last July 13 in Edmundston, the Atelier des Copains sorting centre has detected a high rate of reject, caused by non-recyclable materials and contaminants that still end up in the blue bins.Entire truck-loads of material have to be sent to the landfill due to the high rate of contaminants.

Over the next few weeks, the Public Works Department will be touring the neighbourhoods with its “Green Patrol” to check the contents of the recycling bins.

Blue bins with a strong odour or containing the following items will not be picked up:

  • Household hazardous waste,
  • Building materials,
  • Styrofoam items,
  • Plastic bags and/or items placed in bags,
  • Soiled items (diapers, litter, vegetable waste and table scraps)

If the Green Patrol finds such products in the blue bins, a notice will be placed on the bin. The owners will then have to call the Public Works Department to rectify the situation.

The City of Edmundston joins forces with the Atelier des copains and the Northwest Regional Services Commission to ask for a better respect of recycling habits.

The blue bin as well as the items in it must be clean and can only include :

  • Plastic with a recycling logo,
  • Paper and cardboard,
  • Metal,
  • Returnable containers,
  • Milk and juice cartons.

The collection schedule and the list of recyclable materials can be consulted at any time by CLICKING HERE.

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