Sign up by May 13, 2017 and have your name entered to win a backyard composter. You could be making wonderful compost in your own backyard! May 7-13 is Compost Awareness Week.
Friday, April 14 (Good Friday) Waste collection in the Town of Bridgewater & the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg cancelled, re-scheduled for Saturday, April 15. Community Recycling Centre closed.
Saturday, April 15 Good Friday waste collection. Community Recycling Centre open 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Monday, April 17 (Easter Monday) Waste collected as usual in the Town of Bridgewater & the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg. Community Recycling Centre open 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Spring weight restrictions are now in effect on provincially-managed gravel roads as of 12:00pm, February 24, 2017.
Please look for signs indicating whether your road has been restricted. If your road has been, place your waste at the nearest public road which isn't posted by 7:00 am on your regular collection day. If you are unsure if your road has been restricted, please call Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal's Hebbville Base at (902) 543-4121.
For further details about where to place your waste, call the waste hotline at 1-855-530-3324.
Municipally-managed roads will also be weight restricted in the coming days. For more information about municipal roads, please call (902) 543-8181.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
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.
Let’s make better compost. For more information, call (902) 543-2991.
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.
The 2017 Earth Day Litter Challenge will be held Wednesday, April 19.
Community groups, schools, groups of co-workers and individuals may sign up to clean up the road or playground of their choice. Call (902) 543-2991 to register.
Each group receives gloves, specially marked litter bags and a certificate acknowledging their efforts. Organize your clean up during the "official day" of the event (or the day before) and we can pick up your litter bags for you. Otherwise, litter bags can be collected with regular residential garbage pick up.
Did you know that some of the worst contamination found in the green cart comes from items left in fast food bags?
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.
Did You Know?
Compostable bags get stuck in grinding equipment at the Composting Facility. These bags do not fully break down and contaminate compost.
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) opaque bag, per household/business, per collection. Apartment buildings are allowed one (1) opaque bag per unit. The opaque bag may be black, green or white (non-transparent).
Please read the Frequently Asked Question sheet regarding the clear bag program:
For more information, call (902) 543-2991.