1 Church Street,
P.O. Box 697,
Truro, Nova Scotia
Canada B2N 5E7
Solid Waste Management
The Solid Waste Management Department is responsible for processing recyclables, organics and garbage generated within Colchester County, at the Waste Management Facilities, located in Kemptown.
The Waste Reduction Division provides assistance and education to residents and businesses within Colchester County to achieve proper waste separation and diversion.
For more information on our facilities, programs and initiatives, select a link from the side menu or phone the Helpline at 895-4777.
Community Paper Shredding Event – October 24th 11am to 2pm
To celebrate Waste Reduction Week in Canada from October 21st – 27th, Municipalities from across the province have partnered with RRFB Nova Scotia to host community paper shredding events. This is a free service for residents and businesses to bring their paper to this event to securely shred and recycle their paper documents. Load up your bags or boxes of old documents and come see us! Up to 10 file boxes or 5 bags of paper per household or business, please! The event is taking place on Thursday October 24th between the hours of 11am and 2 pm in the parking lot of the Truro Mall (corner of Robie Street and Marshland Drive). Hope to see you there!
Important Changes to Curbside Collection in the Municipality of Colchester!
Click here for more information, Collection Changes Notice to Residents
Giant Hogweed - Safety and Disposal Tips
Download Giant Hogweed Information Sheet
Clear Bags for Garbage Program
Effective January 1st, 2012, residents, businesses, institutions and apartments must use clear bags for garbage disposal. It's simple! The colour of your garbage bag changed from dark green or black to a clear, non-coloured bag. Blue bags are to be used for recyclables and the green cart for organics. All garbage delivered to the Balefill Facility in Kemptown MUST be in clear bags. Please check out the following links for more information on this program which will help make a cleaner tomorrow for all of us!