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Canada Day Waste Collection & Site Closure
Waste will not be collected in the Municipality of Lunenburg and Town of Bridgewater on July 1, 2022. Collection will take place in both areas on Saturday, July 2 instead.
The Community Recycling Centre will be closed July 1st. Questions? Call (902) 543-2991.
Tipping Fee Changes
Several tipping fees will be updated, effective July 1, 2022. For more informartion, visit the Tipping Fee page.
Residential Compost Sales
Compost will be available for residential sales beginning Monday, March 28th.
Residents may purchase up to one cubic yard per household. It will be available on a first come, first served basis.
Half cubic yard - $9
One cubic yard - $18
Tote of Compost (approximately 40 lbs) $5, can be refilled using same tote for $3. Questions, call 902-543-2991.
**Compost will become available for commercial customers in July.
Green Cart Changes
The Municipality of Lunenburg, Town of Bridgewater and Town of Mahone Bay have updated their Solid Waste Management Bylaws. Effective November 1, 2022, these items will no longer be allowed in your green cart:
· Compostable, biodegradable and oxo-biodegradable bags
· Paper coffee cups and take out packaging lined with plastic (soup bowls, chili cups)
· Waxy drink cups
Compostable bags, plastic-lined take out cups and bowls and waxy cups cause contamination during compost processing.
Use these in your mini bin and green cart instead:
Newspaper, cracker boxes, paper liners and paper towel. Wrap meat and bones in newspaper to keep odour and pests under control.
Line your green cart with paper leaf and yard waste bags. Layer dried leaves and food scraps. Put wet and oily foods in boxes and toss them in your green cart.
Paper coffee cups, waxy drink cups and take out packaging lined with plastic go in garbage.
More information about Solid Waste Bylaws. Questions? Call (902) 543-2991.
Litter Clean Up Incentive Program
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.