Region 6 Solid Waste Management Outreach & Education Resources 


Outreach & Education

Below are some of the services we provide for our municipalities.


Most of our food waste comes from our very own kitchens. Composting with worms is a great way to reduce your food waste while making food for your garden and plants. This program teaches you and/or your students how to turn food into a resource. All supplies are provided and we will come back in 4-6 months time to harvest your bin.

*By availability

Business & Residential Training

Are you having trouble with people not separating waste properly? We can come in to do training to make sure everyone knows how to sort their waste correctly. We bring resources such as recycling brochures to ensure success. This works great for work places, apartments, community groups and more.

Event Greening & Booths

Organizing an event? Let us help you with our best practices of where your sorting stations should be placed and what containers are needed. We will ensure you are following municipal solid waste bylaws, using proper bags, determining final disposal of your waste and proper signs for containers. We will even set up a booth near a sorting station with information about 'what goes where'.

Master Recycler Program

This in-depth education program takes participants deep into the recycling world, allowing a rare look into Nova Scotia's waste management.

Each participant will receive a certificate of completion after all six lessons have been completed. Each lesson is 30-45 min in length.

Become a recycling enthusiast and advocate by registering for our next Master Recycler classes in 2024.

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*This program is available for adults with adolescent version available with interest*

School & Community Presentations

We would love to come to your classroom or community group to teach the three R's, how to properly sort waste and how litter is waste that's not in it's place! We can customize to the need of the teacher or group. Online presentations are offered and are interactive to make learning fun! Presentations are 20 min long with a 10 min question period.

Click here for teacher resources and lesson plans

Waste Audits

We are happy to visit your business, organization, home, apartment building, institution, public space or office to do a needs assessment for waste management. We review what you already have in place and make recommendations to improve your separation and reduction of waste. We provide proper signs for containers as well.

Composting At Home or School

Don't like worms but want to make your own compost, no problem! This project will help youth understand the importance of food waste and how we can turn it into a resource! They can watch the composting process as it is happening and make observations along the way. Once the compost is complete, we will come to talk about the project and the observations that were made. We will bring some seeds and plant them using your compost.


Other presentations that are offered:

Junk Generation

Turning Waste into a Resource

What Goes Where

Rude To Our Food

NS Waste Management

Presentations can be tailored to the audience upon request. Have a specific garbage topic in mind? Let us know.

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