FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
In South-East New Brunswick, the 3-Stream Separation System is used to reduce the amount of waste going into the landfill. The sorting program is a way to separate household waste into three categories- blue bags for recyclable material, green bags for compostable material and clear bag for garbage.
How do I separate my waste?
BLUE waste consists of recyclable materials. This includes items such as metals, paper, cardboard, hard plastics (numbered 1, 2,3,4,5, and 7), grocery bags, Styrofoam, electronics and milk cartons. Items should be cleaned of debris by rinsing, wiping or shaking before placing them in your bag.
GREEN waste consists of compostable materials. This includes food scraps, yard waste, napkins, paper towels, tissues and tobacco.
CLEAR waste consists of garbage. This includes non-recyclable and non-compostable household, bathroom and kitchen waste (i.e. glass, meat tray liners, chip bags, sanitary pads, fabric, soft plastics etc.)
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW) is not accepted in the blue, green or clear bags and has its own collection and disposal procedures. These materials may be corrosive, flammable, poisonous, or consists of sharp objects. Examples include propane tanks, syringes, batteries, nail polish remover and CFL light bulbs