Customers must drive over the weigh scales first before dropping off waste.
Public Drop Off Bins
The scale operator directs customers to a bin or drop off location. The site accepts most residential and commercial wastes.
Household wastes such as recyclables (blue bags), paper, cardboard, compost and garbage are delivered to one area. Read the Recycling Guide.
Construction and demolition wastes are delivered to a different area. Tipping fees are charged according to waste type. Debit and cash payments are accepted.
Staff assist customers, answer questions and provide waste sorting brochures. Call (902) 543-2991 with questions or to set up a commercial account.
Residents and businesses can drop off electronics free of charge during regular hours of operation. Items such as TVs, stereos, microwaves and computers are accepted as part of the provincial recycling stewardship program.
Mercury Collection Program
The program was discontinued by Efficiency Nova Scotia in February 2020. Residents of the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, Bridgewater and Mahone Bay may drop off mercury-containing items at the Community Recycling Centre's Household Hazardous Waste Depot. Items such as CFL and fluorescent light bulbs may be put out for curbside collection in sealed, labelled cardboard boxes.
Glycol & Oil Recycling Program
In January 2020: a new stewardship program began recycling used oil, glycol (antifreeze), oil filters, oil, glycol and diesel exhaust fluid containers of 50 litres or less (including containers for automotive parts cleaners and aerosol lubricants). Items will be banned from landfill as of March 1, 2020. Drop these items off for free, at the Community Recycling Centre.
Questions, call 1-833-222-8662 or visit the Atlantic Used Oil Management Association (UOMA) website: https://ns.uoma-atlantic.com/en/home. Garages: get on-site collection, call 1-833-222-8662 or visit the UOMA website.
Antifreeze and oil jugs will still be accepted in the blue bag (with cap on), if residents do not wish to drop them off.