Q.1 Where is the Montagne-de-la-Croix sanitary landfill site located?
A. It is located at Montagne-de-la Croix in Rivière-Verte in North West New Brunswick. Click here to see the map showing how to get there.
Q.2 I would like to bring some materials (e.g. fridge, dishwasher) to the landfill site, is it free of charge?
A. If you would like to get rid of refrigerating and electrical appliances at the landfill site, there is no charge. However, there might be a charge for the burial of other materials. Click here to see the complete list of the costs related to waste burial at the Montagne-de-la-Croix landfill site.
Q.3 I ask myself a lot of questions on where to drop off or recycle goods that are no longer used… Where can I find this information?
A. To know all the places where you can get rid of your things (e.g. paper, cardboard, plastics, metal, hazardous waste, used batteries, prescription drugs, etc.), refer to the section entitled What To Do? and click on the wanted theme.
Q.4 I want to start recycling at home… Where should I start?
A. Click here to obtain all information in relation to the recycling program in the North West using the blue bins. Refer to the section entitled At the blue bins under the section What To Do?.
Q.5 I don’t remember which materials are accepted or not in the blue bins… Can you help me with this?
A. For the list of accepted and non accepted materials at the blue bins, click here.
Q.6 Where can I get rid of my hazardous products (paint, glue, stains, sprays, etc.) while avoiding throwing them out with the garbage?
A. The NWRSC Solid Waste Service collects household hazardous waste (HHW) in the spring and in the fall. Click here to know the next round-up dates and all related information.
Q.7 Can I recycle my used batteries and cell phones?
A. Yes. The Solid Waste Service has placed green bins in many local businesses and organizations for the recuperation of these materials. Click here for all the details on this program.
Q.8 Are compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) considered hazardous wastes, and if so, where can I discard them in a safe manner?
A. Yes, CFLs are hazardous wastes. If a bulb breaks, a safe procedure has to be followed. If it is burned, we must above all avoid throwing it away in the garbage. Instead, we must put it in a special recycling bin for this type of materials. Click here for all the details related to this program and the procedures to follow.
Q.9 I would like to compost at home but I’m afraid of odors and most of all, I’m worried that the compost bin will attract animals. I want more information!
A. If you carefully follow the tips provided, your compost bin should not attract animals and odors should not be a problem. All information related to composting can be obtained by clicking here.
Q.10 What to do if fruit flies appear in my kitchen or close to my compost bin (or vermicompost bin)?
A. Fruit flies might develop in your compost heap, especially in the Fall season. When this occurs, you should deposit a thick layer of dried materials (leaves, soil) on top of the heap. If fruit flies are in your house, you should build a fruit fly trap to capture them. Click here for more information (Vermicomposting Section).