Region 6 Solid Waste Management Outreach & Education Resources 

902-624-1339

Region 6 provides solid waste education and support to the following areas:

Waste Collection Information

Always make sure your waste is set out on time, placed in the correct colour bag and is separated properly to avoid missed collection and/or rejections.
Scroll to bottom of page for information on items NOT collected curbside.

West Hants Regional Municipality

  • Place waste curbside no later then 7:00 am the day of collection.

  • Clear bags ONLY for garbage.

  • One (1) bulky, non-metal items is allowed, per garbage collection.

  • Total of six (6) bags of garbage, per collection.

  • Total of ten (10) bags of recycling, per collection.

  • One (1) green cart, paper liners only

  • Up to three (3) paper bags for leaf & yard waste, per green cart collection.

2022 Collection Calendar 

For missed collected or rejections, please contact: 902-798-0910

For more detailed information, please visit West Hants Municipality 


Municipality of Chester

  • Place waste curbside no later then 7:00 am the day of collection.

  • Clear bags for garbage with a one (1) black bag allowance.

  • One (1) bulky, non-mental item, per collection.

  • Total of six (6) bags of garbage, per collection ( 5 clear & 1 black)

  • Total of ten (10) bags of recycling and paper combined, per collection.

  • One (1) green cart

  • Up to three (3) paper bags for leaf & yard waste, per collection.

2022 Collection Calendar

For missed collection or rejections, please contact: 902-275-2330

For more detailed information, please visit www.chester.ca 

Town of

Mahone Bay

  • Place waste curbside no later then 8:00 am the day of collection

  • Clear bags for garbage with a one (1) dark colour bag allowance.

  • One (1) bulky, landfill item, per garbage collection.

  • Total of six (6) bags of garbage, per collection (5 clear & 1 black).

  • Blue bags for recycling and clear bags for paper.

  • Two (2) green carts, paper liners only

  • Up to three (3) paper bags for leaf & yard waste, per green week collection.

2022 Collection Calendar

For missed collection or rejections, please contact: 1-902-543-1103

For more detailed information, please visit www.communityrecycling.ca

Town of

Bridgewater

  • Place waste curbside no later then 8:00 am the day of collection

  • Clear bags for garbage with a one (1) dark colour bag allowance.

  • One (1) bulky, landfill item, per garbage collection.

  • Total of six (6) bags of garbage, per collection (5 clear & 1 black).

  • Blue bags for recycling and clear bags for paper.

  • Two (2) green carts, paper liners only

  • Up to three (3) paper bags for leaf & yard waste, per green week collection.

2022 Collection Calendar

For missed collection or rejections, please contact: 1-855-530-3324

For more detailed information, please visit www.communityrecycling.ca

Municipality of the District of Lunenburg

  • Place waste curbside no later then 7:00 am the day of collection

  • Clear bags for garbage with a one (1) dark colour bag allowance.

  • One (1) bulky, landfill item, per garbage collection.

  • Total of 10-12 bags of garbage, per collection.

  • Blue bags for recycling and clear bags for paper.

  • One (1) green cart, paper liners only

  • Up to three (3) paper bags for leaf & yard waste, per green week collection.

2022 Collection Calendar

For missed collection or rejections, please contact: 1-855-530-3324

For more detailed information, please visit www.communityrecycling.ca

Town of

Lunenburg

  • Place waste curbside no later then 6:00 am the day of collection

  • Clear bags for garbage with a one (1) dark colour bag allowance.

  • One (1) bulky, landfill item, per garbage collection.

  • Blue bags for recyclables

  • Clear or shopping bags for paper and boxboard

  • One (1) green cart

  • Garbage, green cart and bulky item collected one week.

  • Recyclables, paper and cardboard is collected the opposite week of garbage.

2022 Collection Calendar

For missed collection or rejections, please contact: 1-902-634-8992


Region of Queens Municipality

  • Place waste curbside no later then 8:00 am the day of collection

  • Garbage is placed into black bags.

  • Recyclables, paper and fiber products are placed into a blue bag or clear bag together.

  • Total amount of combined waste, per collection is 2 cubic meters.

  • Compost to be placed into a green cart

2022 Collection Calendar

For missed collection or rejections, please contact: 1-866-303-1103

For more detailed information, please visit www.regionofqueens.com/waste

Municipality of Shelburne

  • Place waste curbside no later then 7:00 am the day of collection

  • Clear bags for garbage with a one (1) dark colour bag allowance.

  • Recyclables, paper and boxboard are placed together into a blue bag. 

  • Compost to be placed into a green cart

2022 Collection Calendar 

For missed collection or rejections, please contact: 1-902-875-5336

Town of

Shelburne

  • Place waste curbside no later then 7:00 am the day of collection

  • Clear bags for garbage with a one (1) dark colour bag allowance.

  • Recyclables, paper and boxboard are placed together into a blue bag. 

  • Compost to be placed into a green cart

2022 Collection Calendar 

For missed collection or rejections, please contact: 1-902-875-5336

Town of

Lockport

  • Place waste curbside no later then 7:00 am the day of collection

  • Clear bags for garbage with a one (1) dark colour bag allowance.

  • Recyclables, paper and boxboard are placed together into a blue bag. 

  • Compost to be placed into a green cart

2022 Collection Calendar 

For missed collection or rejections, please contact: 1-902-875-5336

Municipality of Barrington

  • Place waste curbside no later then 8:00 am the day of collection

  • Garbage is placed into black bags.

  • Recyclables and paper are placed into a clear or blue bag together.

  • One (1) bulky item, per collection.

  • Compost to be placed into a green cart

2022 Collection Calendar

SPRING CLEAN UP April 25 - 29th on regular collection day. 

For missed collection or rejections, please contact: 1-902-637-2015

Town of Clark's Harbour

  • Garbage is placed into black bags.

  • Recyclables and paper are placed into clear or blue bags.

  • One (1) bulky item, per collection.

  • Compost to be placed into a green cart

Contact the town for set out times and limits at 

For missed collection or rejections, please contact: 1-902-745-2390

Items NOT collected curbside

These items are not collected curbside which require residents to dispose of them differently, often times taking them to a depot or hazardous waste facility. 

Tires

Nova Scotia has been recycling tires for over 20 years. 

Tires can be taken to any tire retailer, up to 4 at a time, rims removed for FREE!

More information  

Household Hazardous Waste

The term "hazardous" refers to materials that are corrosive, flammable, reactive or toxic. Please look for those symbols on your containers to determine if it is hazardous or not. 

Most municipalities offer a household hazardous waste depot for residents to dispose of these items, FREE of charge.

Contact your local municipal office for more information. 

Electronic Recycling

The Electronic Recycling Program began in 2008. Residents are asked to take all electronics such as TVs, computers, stereos, GPS and gaming systems including cords to an electronic depot for FREE!

*Please check with your municipality to see if they offer a special collection of this material as some do.

Learn more 

Safe Sharps Program 

The Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia (PANS) administers the safe sharps program in Nova Scotia. This program allows residents to dispose of needles, syringes and lancets safely. Pharmacies provide a safe sharps container which can be returned when full for FREE! These items should never be placed into the garbage or recycling stream.  

Learn more 

Used Oil, Oil Filters, Glycol and Containers 

The Used Oil Management Association (UOMA) program began January 1st, 2020. These items can no longer go to landfill and must be recycled. 

Residents can take used oil, oil filters, glycol and containers to most retailers. To look for a site near you please visit https://ns.uoma-atlantic.com/en/homepage 

If you are a business and are interested in registering for a free pick up, please visit https://ns.uoma-atlantic.com/en/processors#register-as-a-processor



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