Commercial Collection

As part of the Regulations for the Admission and Disposal of Waste at the Lunenburg Regional Community Recycling Centre (LRCRC), a source separation program is required for all commercial businesses. 

Setting up effective recycling and composting programs within the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (IC&I) sectors can be challenging and complex. These organizations (such as supermarkets, schools, hospitals, and restaurants) require specific tools and assistance due to the high number of staff, staff turnover, and the high volume of waste generated. It is recommended that regular face-to-face meetings are used to address complex waste management issues. For the programs to be successful, all levels of management, staff, students, custodians/janitors and the waste hauler must be involved. 

When setting up a waste management program at your business it is important to review your collection services and determine what collection containers are needed and how often they should be emptied. Most businesses will requre collection containers for;

  • Cardboard
  • Recyclables
  • Paper
  • Garbage
  • Compost cart(s) 

When a business separates their waste correctly, it saves them money. Most waste haulers provide different size containers depending on your needs. They may even offer dividers for your collection container so that you only need to rent one rather than two separate containers. 

IC&I sectors in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg and the Towns of Bridgewater and Mahone Bay can deliver recyclables, paper and cardboard to the Community Recycling Centre FREE of charge during regular business hours. Depending on the volume of your waste, you may be eligible to place your waste curbside for residential collection. 

The Public Outreach Depatrment is available to assist you in determining what your needs are and provide best practices, staff training, sorting signs for waste receptacles and provide recommendations regarding disposal of waste. You may contact Public Outreach at 543-2913 to set up an appointment today! This is a free service. 

To find a list of local waste haulers, please look in the Yellow pages under Garbage Collection and Recycling Services. 


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