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By-Law Number LG-6 A By-Law for the Storage, Collection and Disposal of Solid Waste in The City of Saint John

Public Notice is hereby given that the Common Council of The City of Saint John intends to consider giving third reading to the bylaw entitled, “By-Law Number L.G.-6, A By-Law for the Storage, Collection and Disposal of Solid Waste in The City of Saint John” at its meeting of October 17, 2022.

Additions and edits to the Solid Waste By-Law provide clarity on the responsibilities of residents with respect to sorting solid waste into refuse, compost and recyclable material streams as well as permissible container specifications and the placement of those containers for collection to be compatible with trucks equipped with “helping hand” equipment.

Other proposed changes to the by-law include:

  • Updated language with respect to the Local Governance Act
  • New and updated definitions for enhanced clarity throughout
  • Specifications for permissible solid waste containers
  • Established collection limits for garbage
  • Addition of the bag tag program for urban and excess refuse collection
  • Administrative penalties for violations of the by-law
  • Creation of a new section consolidating the responsibilities of commercial properties
  • Clearly defined schedules for the collection of refuse, compost and recyclable materials.
  • Addition of special waste collection programs related to spring cleaning and post-Christmas excess refuse exempt from bag tags.
  • Updated and additional schedules detailing the accepted and not accepted examples of materials for disposal via the three streams (garbage, compost, recycling):
    • Organic Materials
    • Construction and Demolition Debris
    • Household Hazardous Waste
    • Electronic Waste
    • Recyclable Material

In accordance with the Local Governance Act, the bylaw will be read in summary only, if no member of Council objects. 

Jonathan Taylor, City Clerk