Police responded to Fredericton Region Solid Waste on Oct. 1, 2019, after receiving a report that human remains had been found. (Jessica Ng/CTV Atlantic)

HALIFAX -- The Fredericton Police Force is investigating the discovery of human remains at a landfill in the city.

Officers responded to Fredericton Region Solid Waste on Alison Boulevard around 9 a.m. Tuesday.

When garbage comes to the facility, it's sorted into two areas -- baling and debris. Most residential trash goes to baling as its first stop.

Employees told CTV Atlantic that a worker discovered the remains while using a loading vehicle inside the garbage-baling facility in the first hour of his shift Tuesday morning.

The employees say they see mannequins come through the waste facility occasionally, and the worker who made the discovery initially thought it was just a mannequin.

A spokesperson for Fredericton Region Solid Waste says the site remains open and operational, with the exception of the closure of the baling facility from about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Fredericton police aren't releasing many other details, other than to say their investigation is ongoing and the RCMP major crime unit is on scene.

They remained on scene all day.

Fredericton Police Forensic Identification and RCMP are currently investigating the discovery of a body at the Garbage Bailing Facility at Fredericton Region Solid Waste on Alison Blvd.
A police spokesperson says the call came from a civilian before 9am today.@CTVAtlantic pic.twitter.com/Aq9cUavG9U

— Jessica Ng (@JessicaNgCTV) October 1, 2019