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COVID-19 cases and contacts are advised by Nova Scotia Public Health to put any items soiled with bodily fluids, such as masks, gloves and tissues, in a plastic bag which should be tied off and disposed of in their regular garbage.
This will prevent the spread of COVID-19 when waste is collected. Help keep your waste collector safe!
Wash your hands every time you handle your green cart. For more information about COVID-19, visit https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/.
Many or all of the clothing bins around the province are not being collected at this time due to concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus and public health.
Residents are asked to hang onto donations at this time or call the phone number on the drop off bin to find out if the bin is being collected by that particular organization.
Good Friday April 10 - No waste collection in Town of Bridgewater or Municipality of Lunenburg. Waste site closed.
Saturday, April 11 - Waste collection in the Municipality and Bridgewater for Good Friday.
Waste site closed to public, contractor and business waste drop off.
Easter Monday, April 13 - Waste collection as usual in the Municipality and Bridgewater. Waste site open 10:00 am - 4:30 pm for contractor and business waste drop off. No residential waste drop off, until further notice.
Questions, Call (902) 543-2991.
Many Enviro-Depots have temporarily closed or changed their business hours. If you are planning to visit your local Enviro-Depot, please call ahead to confirm if they are open and if they have any measures in place to protect their staff and the public from the spread of COVID-19.
Refundable items can also be put in your blue bag for recycling at the curbside. Read more about curbside collection guidelines: https://www.communityrecycling.ca/collection/residential-collection.
Enviro-Depots are independently owned and operated businesses. Find a depot, visit the Divert NS website: https://divertns.ca/.
Effective Monday, March 30: the site will be open Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, closed Saturdays until further notice. The administrative office will be open.
Due to public health restrictions, the Recycling Centre will be open for business waste and curbside collection trucks only, NO RESIDENTIAL DROP OFF.
Waste will be collected curbside as usual in the Municipality of Lunenburg, Town of Bridgewater and Town of Mahone Bay.
Septic waste haulers are advised to call ahead to book septic waste drop off.
Visit communityrecycling.ca or call (902) 543-2991, your call will be returned.
March 24, 2020: IMPORTANT NOTICE: The April 1st start date for bi-weekly bulky landfill item pick up in the Municipality of Lunenburg and Town of Bridgewater has been postponed until further notice. The waste hauler will focus on regular household waste collection at this time.
A number of waste collection changes will take place in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, Town of Mahone Bay and Town of Bridgewater. Some changes will take effect as soon as April 2020. Changes include bi-weekly bulky landfill pick up, fall wood and metal collection, fall curbside electronics collection, a switch from plastic leaf and yard waste bags to paper. Read More:
Questions? Call (902) 543-2991.
Residents are advised that sharps (needles, syringes and lancets) are not being accepted for disposal by pharmacies temporarily due to concerns of spreading the COVID-19 virus. Pharmacies currently do not have a supply of safe sharps buckets to give out.
In the meantime residents are asked to safely store used sharps in a sturdy container with a lid that can be sealed (laundry detergent jug).
Sharps cannot be put in garbage or recycling for collection--this is very dangerous for waste collectors!
Residents will be required to get a sharps bucket from their local pharmacy when they become available again and drop off sharps for disposal in the approved buckets for safety purposes.
An update will be provided when pharmacies start receiving used sharps again. Questions? Call (902) 543-2991.
The 2020 Earth Day Litter Challenge will be postponed. The litter pick up event is usually held every April on or around Earth Day (April 22nd) in the Municipality of Lunenburg, Town of Bridgewater and Town of Mahone Bay.
A date will be posted here. Questions? Call (902) 543-2991.
The Tancook Community Waste Meeting which was scheduled for March 19th at the Tancook Island Recreation Centre has been postponed.
For more information , call (902) 543-2991.
The Municipal Joint Services Board is offering an incentive to non-profit and charity groups that collect litter from roadways in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, in return for financial reimbursement. Groups will be paid $100.00 per km for cleaning both sides of the road, minimum of 1 km. Applications will be considered on a first come, first served basis. For more information call (902) 543-2991.
Litter Clean Up Incentive Program has been postponed until further notice. Groups may submit applications in the meantime.