In response to a recent incident in the Fredericton area, WorkSafeNB is reminding all New Brunswickers to safely dispose of unwanted goods.
Waste collection workers and others in the industry are at high risk of injury, in part because of how people dispose of waste. In particular, batteries and other hazardous materials do not belong in household garbage.
Most regions have household hazardous waste depots. If you’re unsure of what garbage is hazardous, or how to safely dispose of hazardous waste, check with your regional solid waste organization or regional service commission.
WorkSafeNB and employer partners in the province created a safe waste collection campaign in 2015 to help reduce injuries to industry workers. The campaign includes a web page with an extensive list of tips for safe disposal of products.
We encourage all homeowners and employers to refer to the information.