Spring weight restrictions are in effect on many Provincial and Municipality of Lunenburg roads.
Look for signs indicating whether your road has been restricted before putting your waste out for collection.
For more information, call: Provincial Roads, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (902) 543-4121 (or visit their website) Municipal Roads, Municipality of Lunenburg (902) 543-8181.
If your road is restricted, place your waste at the nearest public road which isn't posted by 7:00 am on your regular collection day. Call the waste hotline at 1-855-530-3324 for details about where to place your waste.
Good Friday, March 30:
Waste will not be collected in the Town of Bridgewater or the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg. Community Recycling Centre closed.
Saturday, March 31:
Waste collection in the Town of Bridgewater and the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg instead of Good Friday. Community Recycling Centre open 8:00 - 12:00 pm.
Easter Monday, April 2:
Regular waste collection in the Town of Bridgewater and the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg. Community Recycling Centre open 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Administrative office closed.
The 2018 Earth Day Litter Challenge will be held Wednesday, April 18th. Get your group together and tackle litter along your road, favourite beach or neighbourhood playground.
Register with the Lunenburg Regional Community Recycling Centre and you'll receive gloves and bags. We will honour your efforts with a certificate of appreciation. If your group can't participate on this day, that's not a problem.
We will ask you where and when you'll be doing the litter pick up and organize litter bag collection for you. Call (902) 543-2991 to register.
Paper coffee cups and waxy cold drink cups do not break down during the composting process. The plastic liners and waxy coatings on these cups cause contamination. Please put them in the garbage—not in your green cart.
For more information, call (902) 543-2991.
Starting in January 2018, Mahone Bay residents will be able to place one bulky item curbside for collection on the regular garbage collection week (Green Week).
For more information, please call Town Hall at (902) 624-8327.
This does not apply to residents in the Town of Bridgewater or the Muncipality of the District of Lunenburg.
The contents of your green cart may freeze in winter, preventing the waste hauler from emptying it. Here are a few things you can do to keep your food scraps from sticking to the sides and bottom of your cart:
Place your cart at the curb during every organics collection -- even if it isn't full. This will provide more space for food scraps if your cart can't be emptied due to freezing.
Strain excess liquid from foods before putting them in your cart.
Wrap high-moisture foods in newspaper or stick them in a cereal box.
Line your cart with a paper leaf and yard waste bag.
Put balls of newspaper on the bottom of your cart to prevent food waste from sticking to the bottom.
Alternate layers of food waste with sawdust or dry leaves.
Questions, call (902) 543-2991
Get updates about holiday waste collections, clean-ups, storm cancellations and other waste-related information.
Black bears have been spotted in several communities within the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg this spring and summer. Bears may be attracted to the smell of waste.
The Department of Natural Resources offers information about what attracts bears and how to keep them away.