Green CartWheeled, green carts are provided for the storage of organic waste between collections, such as food scraps, yard waste and soiled paper. Mini bins, paper bags and clear plastic bags are not acceptable for curbisde collection. A cart MUST be used.

Remember: Cool wood ashes from your stove for 4 weeks before putting in your cart. Wet them down and check for hot spots! Hot ashes can cause fires.


Get A Green Cart:

Municipality of the District of Lunenburg

Call GE Environmental at 1-855-530-3324

Residents that have long driveways or live on an island can get a backyard composter instead of a green cart. Residents that live in the area seasonally, live on a private road, have a long driveway or live on an island must separate their organics from garbage and recycle too.


Town of Bridgewater

Call 902-543-4651.


Town of Mahone Bay

Town Hall, call 902-624-8327


Mini Bins for Organics Storage in the Kitchen

Many local hardware stores sell mini bins for organics storage in the kitchen. A sealed container of almost any type can also work (ie. bucket, ice cream container). Municipally-issued carts are designed to fit the cart tippers on the Town of Mahone Bay, Bridgewater and Municipality's trucks. Store-purchased carts do not conform to the design standards which the Town or municipality-issued carts do, and therefore may be dangerous to empty as they do not fit snugly on the cart lifters.

Please contact the appropriate number for your area, to ensure you have an acceptable green cart. Read about what goes in your green cart

Compostable Bags 

Friendly Reminder 

As of November 1, 2022 plastic-type compostable bags, oxo-biodegradeable and biodegradeable bags no longer be permitted for use in green carts collected at the curb or accepted in organics loads delivered to the Recycling Centre. Paper alternative may be used if you choose to use line your cart or mini bin:

  • Paper green cart and mini bin liners
  • Newspaper to wrap foods such as meat and bones
  • Kraft paper bags 
  • Boxboard (cereal boxes) to contain wet foods
  • Newspaper, boxbaord, paper shopping bags or cardboard to line green carts and mini bins
  • Paper towel