UPDATE: Solid waste collection services, including compost and recycling, have fully resumed for residents across Saint John.
With solid waste collection services now being delivered at full capacity, the City advises residents that regular garbage collection requirements are now back in effect.
As part of the regular collection requirements, garbage bag limits are in place. This means that any garbage bags in excess of what fits in garbage carts, or that don’t have Urban Bag Tags affixed to them, need be placed curbside with an Excess Refuse (green) Garbage Bag Tag attached.
The requirement for bag tags was temporarily suspended while the City experienced delays in garbage collection.
Improved curbside garbage, recycling and compost collection services are now underway with the enhanced Waste Wise Program. CLICK HERE to learn more.
For eligible residential properties, the City of Saint John collects your household garbage and organics on one week and two week schedules, Monday through Friday. To keep your neighbourhood clean, please do not place your waste curbside before the following timeframes.
For daytime collection, place your waste curbside between 10 p.m. the evening before collection, and 7:30 a.m. the day of collection. For nighttime collection, place your waste curbside between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Please note: As of October 23, 2022, recycling, compost and garbage waste for nighttime collection must be placed curbside before 10:00 p.m.
Collection schedules are subject to change as of October 23. Use the ReCollect tool below to find your collection schedule.