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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.
The Department of Transportation will begin to put spring weight restrictions into effect on certain provincial dirt and paved roads beginning Monday, March 2nd at 12:01 am.
If your road is posted, please put your waste out for collection at the intersection of the nearest un-posted road by 7:00 am on pick up day. For information about where to put your waste, call 1-855-530-3324.
For more information about which roads will be restricted, call Department of Transportation at (902) 543-4121 or visit their website.
A province-wide plastic bag ban will apply to businesses such as grocery stores, department stores, restaurants, convenience stores and clothing stores.
After October 30, businesses will only be allowed to offer paper or reusable bags to their customers for a fee or free. there will be certain exceptions to the ban. Read More.
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. Pick up a free paper leaf bag at the Community Recycling Centre. Questions? Call (902) 543-2991.