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Way to go, Port Hawkesbury!

Congratulations Port Hawkesbury!! After the collection on January 11th and 12th, our diversion rate was greater than 50%, this means that the weight of our organics composted exceeded the weight of garbage sent to the landfill. 

With that collection, you diverted 7420kgs of food waste from the landfill. Considering 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.

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The Town of Port Hawkesbury would like to remind residents that effective January 1st, 2021 black bags will no longer be accepted and garbage must be placed in clear bags.

All material must be curbside by 7:00am on your scheduled collection day.

Congratulations Port Hawkesbury!! After the collection on January 11th and 12th, our diversion rate was greater than 50%, this means that the weight of our organics composted exceeded the weight of garbage sent to the landfill. 

With that collection, you diverted 7420kgs of food waste from the landfill. Considering 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.

 

Have questions about your green cart?
Click here for our Frequently Asked Questions on Green Cart Collection.

 

NEW 2021 COLLECTION CALENDAR

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Helpful PDFs

Residential Sorting Guide PDF

New 2021 Collection Calendar

Streets Included on the Monday Collection Schedule (Zone 1) PDF

Streets Included on the Tuesday Collection Schedule (Zone 2) 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.

How to dispose of sharps?

Please be safe with sharps. The unsafe disposal of sharps presents a health and safety risk to front-line waste workers. Visit #Dontbeaprick to learn more.

 

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Helpful Links

Divert NS

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.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Solid Waste Information Line (902)625-7888.

 

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