Government says special pickups being arranged as New Brunswickers begin to clean up after flooding

The Department of Environment and Local Government is providing information on how to properly dispose of waste as New Brunswickers begin to clean up after the flood. 

The province says regular household waste will be collected as usual and should be placed separately from flood-related items.

Government says special pickups are being arranged for local service districts, and residents will be advised of the details in the coming days.

Waste being accepted during the pickups includes appliances, furniture, carpeting, insulation, and paper products. 

Small loose items should be bagged or boxed, while furniture may be included with bagged garbage. 

Construction and demolition materials, such as wood and concrete blocks, as well as large appliances should be placed in a separate pile. 

The province says further details on the disposing of sandbags and hazardous materials like petroleum, propane tanks, chemical containers, and animal carcasses will be released in the coming days.