Region 6 Solid Waste Management Outreach & Education Resources 


Solid waste programs that trigger change

Region 6 Solid Waste Management offers educational programs and waste expertise to residents, schools, businesses, community groups and more along the south shore of Nova Scotia. We support municipal specific solid waste programs and community litter clean ups.

We provide waste education for businesses, schools, community groups, residents, volunteers and much more.

Want to know more about what happens to your waste? We offer in-person or online Master Recycler Program. Learn more

Organizing an event, festival or litter clean up? We can help! We offer best practices, training, signs, brochures and expertise. Learn more.

Latest News

Champion of the Environment Scholarship

Attention all Grade 12 students!!!!

Divert NS is awarding a total of $20,000 in scholarships to Grade 12 students in Nova Scotia who have exemplified dedication in protecting our environment! There are seven $2,500 Regional Scholarships to be won across the province and a $2,500 scholarship for French applicants. 

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Region of Queens Municipality

As of January 1st, 2024 residents of the Region of Queens Municipality are asked to place paper & boxboard recycling into a separate blue bag from container recycling. 

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Fire at Transfer Station

On Thursday, January 18th, 2024 the Community Recycling Centre faced a fire at their transfer station. These are usually caused by improper disposal of hazardous waste. 

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Treated wood disposal ban

As of July 5, 2023, treated wood is banned from disposal at C&D debris disposal sites in Nova Scotia.

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Compost Liners

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, Town of Bridgewater and Town of Mahone Bay have removed the allowance of compostable plastic bag liners for green compost carts. This change will take effect on November 1 2022.

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Illegal Dumping

Region 6 Educator, Angela Taylor was featured on Land and Sea episode aired January 9, 2022.

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Divert NS

Roadside litter audit

In 2021, Divert NS undertook a roadside litter audit at 75 sites across Nova Scotia. This survey provided a comprehensive review of litter accumulation to help expand our knowledge on litter types and occurrences.

These findings will be used to create a campaign that reminds Nova Scotians of the impacts of littering and to reduce littering behaviour. For more information, please click here

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