Solid Waste Management

Solid Waste Division is responsible for the collection, processing and disposal of organics, recyclables and residual waste. This service is provided to over 9,000 homes and businesses in the Municipality. It includes the East Hants Waste Management Centre (formerly the Georgefield Landfill) which is owned and operated by the Municipality.

Service Alert: Covid-19 Pandemic

Waste collectors and municipal staff at the Waste Management Centre are working hard to continue to provide essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please help us in this effort by following the reminders and best practices below:

  • If you are sick, place your Kleenex in the regular garbage.
  • Curbside collection continues as normal. We encourage using gloves to set material curbside, and using a disinfectant wipe on the handle of your green cart.
  • Materials must be curbside and ready for collection by 7 a.m. This is even more important during these uncertain times as staffing levels and routes are subject to change.
  • Ensure all of your bags are tied securely.
  • Please refer to our guidelines for storing sharps during this time.
  • Due to rapidly changing needs and provincial direction, the best method to stay informed is to register for our automated Service Alerts.

Solid Waste Hotline 1-888-873-3332


COVID-19 Information