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Changes to garbage collection schedules for Tuesday night, November 10 and Remembrance Day, Wednesday, November 11

City of Saint John solid waste customers are advised of the following changes to regular collection schedules for the week of Remembrance Day.

Tuesday, November 10 (night before Remembrance Day)

Regular Tuesday nighttime garbage and compost collection (South Central Peninsula) will be starting early.  Customers are asked to have their garbage and compost curbside by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday for an evening collection. Crews will be picking up garbage and compost until 10:30 p.m.

Any garbage and compost not placed curbside by 4:00 p.m. Tuesday may not be collected until Wednesday evening.

Wednesday, November 11 (Remembrance Day)

On Wednesday, regular daytime collection of garbage and compost will be moved to a nighttime collection and should be placed at the curb between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.  Due to modifications to resources, routes and assignments, garbage and compost pick-up may be delayed to as late as Friday, November 13.

Thursday, November 12 and Friday, November 13

Regular Thursday and Friday customers are advised that there may be delays in the collection of garbage and compost due to the holiday.  

Reminder: Please use proper curbside placement of garbage and compost carts

Customers are reminded to place their compost/garbage carts with the unsecured lid opening towards the street and the wheels toward your home to support automated collection technology. Thanks to this technology, there is no longer a need to place objects at the bottom of compost carts to elevate bags for garbage collection crews. All contents inside compost and garbage carts will be disposed.

City crews appreciate the efforts of customers to facilitate the efficient collection of garbage and compost.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to COVID-19 budget pressures felt by cities across Canada, Saint John has made every effort to control costs so that, as a city, we will finish the year with a balanced budget. These efforts include the temporary reduction of overtime costs associated with statutory holidays, when it is safe and acceptable to delay the service for a day. Our sanitation crews have not been collecting garbage and compost over holidays since the onset of the pandemic, and residents are notified in advance of the change to their service and any potential delays. Crews will continue to work as efficiently as possible following all holidays to keep potential delays to a minimum. We thank you for your attention to this notice and your understanding as we do our part to work through the challenges of this year.