Green CartWheeled green carts are provided for the storage and collection of organic waste 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.

Carts issued by the municipalities must be used for curbside organics collection as they have been tested on the cart lifting equipment and will not slip off while being emptied. This ensures driver safety. Carts purchased from retail stores are not accepted.  

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: 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 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: 902-543-4651

Town of Mahone Bay: 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). 

Read about what goes in your green cart

Compostable Bags 

Friendly Reminder: Plastic-type compostable bags, oxo-biodegradable and biodegradeable bags are no longer be permitted for use in green carts collected at the curb or accepted in organics loads delivered to the Recycling Centre. Paper alternatives 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, boxboard (cracker boxes), paper shopping bags or cardboard to line green carts and mini bins
  • Paper towel 
  • Cardboard to line your green cart