|Manager, Duane Selig and the staff at Sobeys Bridgewater do an excellent job promoting waste sorting. The store sells many paper options for customers to line their mini bins and green carts. Sobeys recognizes that paper bags are preferred by the nearby composting facility.
Staff separate food waste from its packaging, making sure plastic, metal and glass aren’t thrown in the green cart. Waste bins throughout the store have sorting signs posted on them, encouraging staff to sort waste correctly.
At the checkouts, reusable bags are sold and paper grocery bags are offered as an alternative to plastic. Customers can use their paper bags to line their mini bins at home later.
Great job Sobeys Bridgewater!
Waste will not be collected on Boxing Day 2016 in the Municipaliy of the District of Lunenburg and the Town of Bridgewater. Instead, waste will be collected in both areas the Saturday before Boxing Day, December 24.
Waste must be curbside by 7:00 am in the Municipality and 8:00 am in the Town to ensure collection. For more information, call (902) 543-2991.
NEW! Organics Signs and Garbage Signs have changed:
These items now go in the Garbage: These were accepted with Organics before this change. Please ensure fast food items such as ketchup packets, straws and foil wrappers are placed in garbage. Empty non-compostable items from your fast food bag. View the updated Recycling Guide.
These items now go in the Garbage:
These were accepted with Organics before this change.
Please ensure fast food items such as ketchup packets,
straws and foil wrappers are placed in garbage. Empty
non-compostable items from your fast food bag.
View the updated Recycling Guide.
Did You Know?
Compostable bags get stuck in grinding equipment at the Composting Facility.
Compostable bags do not fully break down and contaminate compost.
Line your mini bin and green cart with newspaper, boxes or paper bags instead.
Paper breaks down 100% and you can find these things in your home!
Find out what goes in your green bin. Call (902) 543-2991 for more information.
Still have leaves to get rid of? Leaf & yard waste is collected at the curbside year round.
Drop off unwanted electronics at the Lunenburg Regional Community Recycling Centre (LRCRC), at 908 Mullock Road, Whynott's Settlement.
Electronic items are free to drop off for recycling. Electronics cannot be accepted through curbside collection. TVs, stereos, computers, printers and audio/video systems are accepted. To see what's accepted, click here. For more information, call (902) 543-2991.
Mercury is a toxic pollutant that threatens the health of humans, fish and other wildlife. By recycling mercury-containing products, you can help reduce the amount of mercury entering our environment.
Starting April 1, 2016, residents may bring many mercury-containing products to the Lunenburg Regional Community Recycling Centre for recycling.
To better serve residents of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg and the Towns of Bridgewater and Mahone Bay, a Municipal Joint Services Board (MJSB) has been created through a cost sharing arrangement.
Each participating municipality has appointed members to sit on the Board of Directors who will report to Councils regularly on their progress and to identify future shared service opportunities.The Municipal Joint Services Board's administrative office is located at 908 Mullock Road in Whynott's Settlement. The office may be contacted at (902) 543-2991.
Please note that the Household Hazardous Waste Depot at 908 Mullock Road, Whynott's Settlement is closed from December 1, 2016 to April 1, 2017. The depot is closed due to the low volume of hazardous waste which is received during the winter months.
To inquire about residential disposal in cases where waste cannot be held until April, please call (902) 543-2991. The site is happy to assist you.
Residents and businesses are required to place household garbage in clear, transparent bags, free from colour. Sorting guidelines have not changed, only the colour of the garbage bag.
There is an allowance for one (1) privacy bag, per household/business, per collection. Apartment buildings are allowed one (1) privacy bag per unit. The privacy bag may be black, green or white (non-transparent).
Please read the Frequently Asked Question sheets regarding the clear bag program:
For more information, call (902) 543-2991.