Wheeled, green carts are provided for the storage of organic waste between collections, such as food scraps, yard waste and soiled paper. Mini bins, paper bags and clear plastic bags are not acceptable for curbisde collection. A cart MUST be used.
Carts are issued according to municipal area:.
Municipality of the District of Lunenburg
Please contact GE's All Trucking, toll free at 1-855-530-3324. Green carts are available in two sizes, 140 litres and 240 litres.
Residents that have long driveways or who live on an island, may be interested in a backyard composter in lieu of a green cart to keep their organics out of the garbage and make their own compost for gardens. Residents that live in the area seasonally, live on a private road, have a long driveway or live on an island must separate their organics from garbage and recycle too.
Town of Mahone Bay
Please contact your Town Office for details about how to obtain a green cart by calling 624-8327.
Town of Bridgewater
Please contact your Town Office for details about how to obtain a green cart by calling 541-4370.
Mini Bins for Organics Storage in the Kitchen
Many local hardware stores sell mini bins for organics storage in the kitchen. A sealed container of almost any type can also work (ie. bucket, ice cream container). Municipally-issued carts are designed to fit the cart tippers on the Town of Mahone Bay, Bridgewater and Municipality's trucks. Store-purchased carts do not conform to the design standards which the Town or municipality-issued carts do, and therefore may be dangerous to empty as they do not fit snugly on the hydraulic lifting devices on the waste collection trucks.
Please contact the appropriate number listed above, to ensure you receive an acceptable cart for curbside collection. Please note, residents are required to pick up a green cart - delivery services are not provided. 140 Litre carts will fit in smaller vehicles; 240 litre carts require a hatchback, truck or trailer for pick up.