Solid Waste Management
The Town of Port Hawkesbury will be reducing its environmental foot print this fall. Changes on how and when garbage, recyclables and compost are collected from your home will be put in place October 19.
This plan includes changing to clear bags from black bags, the introduction of green cart composting and a change to the collection schedule. The change in schedule will be based on a two week rotation with garbage and compost picked up on the first week and recyclables on the next week. Each household will be permitted two small privacy bags that will go into your clear garbage bags for personal items. Residents will be able to use the balance of their black bags until December 31, and you will continue to sort recyclables in blue bags as usual.
Click here for our Frequently Asked Questions on Green Cart Collection.
Way to go, Port Hawkesbury!
Congratulations Port Hawkesbury residents!! After Monday and Tuesday's green cart collection, which was your first full two week collection period, you have succesfully diverted over 7.5 TONNES of organic waste from the landfill.
That's 7500kgs of food waste that would have otherwise ended up in the landfill. Consider that according to the Government of Canada, organic and kitchen waste makes up to 30% of the waste disposed of by Canadian households, Port Hawkesbury is headed in the right direction.
Residential Sorting Guide PDF
Streets Included on the Monday Collection Schedule (Zone 1) PDF
Monday Collection Schedule PDF
Streets Included on the Tuesday Collection Schedule (Zone 2) PDF
Tuesday Collection Schedule PDF
Collection Zones PDF
Frequently Asked Questions PDF
DIY Kitchen Bin Liners
When is my collection day?
Simply enter your address into the link and click on your house for information on your zone, collection day and collection schedule.
Please visit their website for more information on how to improve our environment, economy, and quality of life by reducing, reusing, recycling, and recovering resources.
Eastern Region Solid Waste Management
All organics collected at curbside are trucked to the Guysborough Waste Management Facilty. For information on the Facility and what items they accept please visit the Eastern Region Solid Waste Management wesbite.
Set Out Time: All material must be curbside by 7:00am on your scheduled collection day.
Update to the Residential Sorting Guide:
Strait Bottle Exchange & Recycling
Address: 12 Paint Street
Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 9:00am-4:30pm and Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm.
Zone 1's waste will be collected on Monday. A list of streets included on the Monday collection schedule are listed below.
Monday collection schedule:
Zone 2's waste will be collected on Tuesday. A list of streets included on the Tuesday collection schedule are listed below.
Tuesday collection schedule:
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Solid Waste Information Line (902)625-7888.