Region 6 Solid Waste Management Outreach & Education Resources 


Solid Waste Programs That Trigger Change

We work collaboratively with stakeholders and partners to provide waste education and diversion for residents, schools, institutions and business along the South Shore of Nova Scotia and West Hants Regional Municipality.

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Take a look under our resources tab to download a backyard composter booklet from Divert NS. Learn how to make your own backyard composter. 

Green Cart Tips:

  • All food scraps, including meat, fish, dairy and bones belong in your cart.

  • Wrap food in newspaper or flyers to soak up the liquid.

  • Store food scraps in your fridge or freezer until collection day.

  • Line your bins with paper bags or boxboard, newspaper or flyers.

  • Reduce your food waste by making new meals with leftovers. Freeze what you can, when you can. 

Litter Clean Ups

Are you a resident, school, group or business that would like to do a litter clean up? Please contact us and let us know when, where, time and we are  happy to provide supplies.

Spring Clean Up - Municipality of Barrington

Spring clean up will take place between April 25 - 29 on your regular collection day for the residents of the Municipality of the District of Barrington. As a reminder, no construction & demolition material can be placed for collection. These items can be taken to the C&D waste facility during regular business hours. 

The Divert NS Champion of the Environment Scholarship

Divert NS is offering up to $20,000 over seven scholarships to Grade 12 students in Nova Scotia who have exemplified dedication in protecting our environment. 

(1) $5,000 provincial scholarship

(6) $2,500 regional scholarships

For more information on how to be awarded these prizes, please click here.

We offer staff training and classroom presentations

With everything else you have to worry about right now, sorting your waste shouldn't be one of them. We are happy to come to your business, classroom or community group to talk about solid waste management and how to properly separate your waste.

Have you downloaded the R6RECYCLES waste app yet? 

Never miss a collection day again! When you download the FREE R6RECYCLE waste app, you can set reminders and notifications so that you can get an alert for collection cancellations due to weather, late collections, special pick-ups and more. Ever wonder what goes where? The app has a search feature to type in your item and it will instruct you of proper disposal. 

Illegal Dumping

Our very own waste educator, Angela Taylor, was spotlighted on the latest episode of Land and Sea which aired on Sunday, January 9, 2022. Click link below to watch.

Never miss a collection day or cancellation again! Sign up for notifications or service alerts with the new online Collection Calendar tool.