Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Recycling and Waste

About Solid Waste-Resource Management

Nova Scotia is too good to waste. Through our comprehensive provincial waste management strategy, we are utilizing regulation in combination with public outreach, education, and engagement, to waste less, recycle more, and reap significant environmental, economic and social benefits. By essentially turning waste from an unpleasant byproduct of modern living into an exploitable resource, our waste management approach is positioning Nova Scotia among world leaders in environmental stewardship.

The Solid Waste Resource Management Section is responsible for a number of initiatives including recycling, composting, disposal, and the Nova Scotia Solid Waste Strategy. Please browse the links on the left for more information pertaining to programs and facility contacts.

Contact Us

Nova Scotia Environmental
Waste Resource Management
PO Box 442
Halifax, NS B3J 2P8
Secure Enquiry Form

NSE Solid Waste Regional Contacts

Contact the nearest regional office for the Department contact in your area.

Regional Waste Reduction Facilities

Region: 1 Cape Breton
Municipality Address
Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Inverness, Victoria, Richmond & Port Hawkesbury 320 Esplanade
Sydney, NS B1P 7B9
phone: 902-563-5054
fax: 902-564-0481
Inverness 375 Main Street, Port Hood
phone: 902-787-3502
fax: 902-787-3503
Victoria PO Box 370
Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0
phone: 902-295-3144
fax: 902-295-1780
Richmond PO Box 120
Arichat, NS B0E 1A0
phone: 902-226-3988
fax: 902-226-1510
Port Hawkesbury PO Box 10
606 Reeves Street
Unit 1
Port Hawkesbury, NS B9A 2R7
phone: 902-625-7895
fax: 902-625-0040
Region 2 : Antigonish - Guysborough - Pictou County
Municipality Address
Antigonish / Guysborough 33 Pleasant Street
P.O. Box 79
Guysborough, NS B0H 1N0
phone 902-232-2563
Pictou 266 Foord Street
P.O. Box 2500
Stellarton Nova Scotia B0K 1S0
phone 902-396-1495
Region 3 : East Hants - Cumberland – Colchester
Municipality Address
East Hants 230-15 Commerce Court
NS B2S 3K5
phone 902-883-2299
toll free: 1-888-873-3332
Cumberland PO Box 549
Amherst, NS B4H 4A1
phone 902-667-5141 x.223
Colchester 1 Church Street
PO Box 697
Truro, NS B2N 5E7
phone 902-897-0450 x.104
Region 4 : Halifax Regional Municipality
Municipality Address

PO Box 1749,
Halifax, NS B3J 3A5

phone: 311 or 1.866.236.0020 outside HRM boundary but within Nova Scotia

Region 5 : Annapolis - Kings
Municipality Address
Valley Waste P.O. Box 895
Kentville, NS B4N 4H8
phone 902-679-1326
Region 6 : South Shore - West Hants
Municipality Address
Town and District of Lunenburg, Chester, Bridgewater, Mahone Bay, Region of Queens, Town and District of Shelburne, District of West Hants, Windsor, Lockport PO Box 639
45 School St.
Rm 304
Mahone Bay, NS
B0J 2E0
phone: 902-624-1339
fax: 902-624-1313
Region 7 : Yarmouth – Digby
Municipality Address
Waste Check 309 Forest Street,
P.O. Box 577
Yarmouth, NS B5A 4B6
phone 902-742-4404