Cobequid Trail

Solid Waste

BLUE BAG RECYCLING RESUMES APRIL 8, 2020

Blue bag residential curbside collection will resume on Wednesday April 8, 2020. Please have blue bags curbside by 7:00 am on your collection day.

Recyclables sorting at our Materials Recovery Facility is still currently suspended to comply with safe distancing requirements under the Nova Scotia State of Emergency declaration. They are going to be stored on site. The site remains CLOSED to the general public. 

For the latest information about Colchester’s Solid Waste services call 902-895-4777 (Colchester Waste Helpline).

The Municipality of Colchester thanks the public for their continued support, patience and understanding.

PUBLIC NOTICE
COLCHESTER SOLID WASTE FACILITIES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
EFFECTIVE MARCH 19, 2020

The well-being and safety of the public and Municipal employees are a priority to us. We are committed to provide services to the best of our ability. Please be advised of the following:

 • All Solid Waste Facilities will be CLOSED until further notice.

• Compost, clear and black garbage bag curbside collection will continue as scheduled. 

• For Inquiries respecting Solid Waste call the Helpline at (902) 895-4777.

The Municipality of Colchester thanks the public for their continued support, patience and understanding.

 

 

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 902-895-4777.

PLEASE NOTE: All bagged garbage delivered to the Balefill Facility in Kemptown MUST be in CLEAR Bags.

Colchester Balefill Facility Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
CLOSED

Saturday
CLOSED

Never miss another Collection Day or Clean Up Week!

We now have a new online customized calendar and reminder service. A collection schedule unique to your home address can be printed, synced with your own electronic calendar, or you can receive weekly reminders by phone, email or Twitter. Get started by typing in your home address below!

 

 

 

 

 

November 2018 Collection Changes

Clear Bags for Garbage Program

Since 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. Each collection day, households are permitted to place one privacy (solid coloured) bag and up to five additional clear bags at the curb for collection. 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. This program has helped keep thousands of tonnes of valuable resources out of our landfill.  Thank you for helping make a cleaner tomorrow for all of us!

  

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