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Municipality of the District of Lunenburg - have your waste curbside by 7:00 am on your collection day.
Bridgewater and Mahone Bay - have your waste out by 8:00 am.
Waste must be positioned in front of snow banks. Clear snow in front of garbage boxes.
Questions? Call (902) 543-2991.
Plastic leaf and yard waste bags will no longer be permitted for curbside leaf collection as of Fall 2020.
Heavy kraft paper bags will be the only option for collection. The reason for the elimination of plastic bags is to reduce plastic contamination in the organics waste stream. Leaf and yard waste is processed and mixed with green cart organics to produce compost. Reducing plastic contamination improves the quality of the compost.
Residents will be required to switch to paper leaf and yard waste bags by Fall 2020. This notice will give residents time to use any remaining plastic leaf bags they have and buy paper instead. Clear, colourless plastic bags may be used for garbage and paper collection. Questions? Call (902) 543-2991.
Natural Christmas trees will be collected on these dates:
Municipality of Lunenburg January 13 - 24 Pick up on your regular collection day.
Town of Bridgewater January 13 - 17
Pick up on your regular collection day.
Town of Mahone Bay January 13 (entire Town)
Remove all decorations. Trees must be curbside by 7 am in the Municipality and 8 am in the Towns. Questions? Call (902) 543-2991 or visit www.communityrecycling.ca.
Collection changes will take place in several areas of the Municipality of Lunenburg:
Grimm Road: Middle La Have section to HWY 332. January 14, 2020, collection day for the Middle La Have section of Grimm Road will be switched from Non-Shaded Monday to Non-Shaded Tuesday.
East Covey Lake Road, Mailman Road, Tanner Road, Feener Road, Hirtle Road, Demone Road, Maitland: January 3, 2020, collection day will be switched from Non-Shaded Thursday to Non-Shaded Friday.
Long Hill Road, Blockhouse: December 28, 2019, collection day will be switched from Non-Shaded Friday to Non-Shaded Wednesday. Collection for Wednesday, January 1 rescheduled due to the Holiday. The following collection day for this road will be January 15, 2020, and every two weeks afterward.
Highway 3 civic # 11607 Centre – #13289 Upper La Have: January 14, 2020, collection spots will be changed to same side of road as residents’ homes are on. If homes are currently receiving collection on same side as they live now, there won’t be any change.
Changes will be permanent. Waste must be roadside by 7:00 am to ensure collection. Questions? Call the Waste Hotline at 1-855-530-3324.
In January 2020 a province-wide Oil and Glycol Recycling Program will begin recycling used oil, filters, glycol (antifreeze) and diesel exhaust fluid containers of 50 litres or less, including containers for automotive parts cleaners and aerosol lubricants.
Antifreeze and oil jugs will still be accepted in the blue bag (with cap on), if residents do not wish to drop them off.
New electronic items are being accepted now:
1. Microwave Ovens
3. GPS Units
4. Video Game Systems and Controllers
5. External Hard Drives, Optical Drives and Modems
Please Note: These items will be banned from landfills as of March 1, 2020. At that time, they must be dropped off for recycling.
Find out what's accepted by the Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) program: https://www.recyclemyelectronics.ca/ns/what-can-i-recycle/
The Community Recycling Centre is a registered depot, located at 908 Mullock Road in Whynott's Settlement. Questions, call (902) 543-2991.
A pilot Curbside Giveaway Event will be held in the Municipality of Lunenburg, Bridgewater and Mahone Bay from Saturday, October 3, 2020 (starts 7 am) to Sunday, October 4, 2020 (ends 5 pm). Give away your unwanted, reusable items -- keep them out of landfill.
Residents of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg can drop off two bags of garbage free at the Community Recycling Centre. Read more.
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