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Waste Management

Way to go, Port Hawkesbury! We achieved a diversion rate greater than 50%, this means that the weight of our organics composted exceeded the weight of garbage sent to the landfill. According to the Government of Canada, organic and kitchen waste makes up to 30% of the waste disposed of by Canadian households.

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.

During winter months, please ensure that green carts, clear bags, blue bags and garbage boxes are not buried or stuck in snow banks. If they are not easily accessible to the driver, they may not be collected.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Solid Waste Information Line.
Phone: 1-902-625-7888

What Goes Where?

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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.

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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 website.

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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.

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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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Latest Waste News

2023/2024 Holiday Schedule

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The Town of Port Hawkesbury would like to provide residents with a schedule of holiday closure dates for all departments, the PHCC Arena, Strait Area Pool, Fitness Centre, and information on garbage collection and Christmas tree chipping and drop-off.

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