Region 6 Solid Waste Management Outreach & Education Resources 


Solid Waste Programs that Triggers Change


We provide educational programs, resources and expertise on waste management, composting and recycling along the south shore of Nova Scotia.
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Electronics Recycling 

As of June 1, 2024 the Recycle my Electronics program is accepting small appliances.  These items will no longer be accepted curbside and will have to be taken to an approved electronics depot. 

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Region of Queens Municipality and Shelburne County. 

Residents of the Region of Queens Municipality, Municipality of Shelburne, Town of Shelburne, Lockport, Clark's Harbour and Municipality of Barrington 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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