Compliance & Enforcement

Since 1996, Nova Scotians have worked towards reducing our waste going to landfill by 50%. This goal was spearheaded by changes to the Nova Scotia Environment Act, including the creation of the Nova Scotia Disposal Bans. With the introduction of the provincial bans, municipalities changed their services from simply picking up garbage to providing curbside collection of recyclables and organic wastes, and today, these services continued to evolve.

Residential Compliance Promotion

Our Waste Compliance Officer responds to complaints ranging from uncollected residential materials (new torn open or abandoned) to random collection route audits ensuring compliance of both the provincial regulations and municipal bylaw. Data collected is used to assist our education programming and service reviews.

Institutional, Commercial and Industrial Compliance Promotion

The requirements of businesses is no different to those of our residents. The Waste Compliance Officer assists businesses in targeting their internal staff’s training around solid waste to then communicate to the customers they service (example: quick service restaurants). Waste audits are conducted at the business location and at the East Hants Waste Management Centre as a method to measure compliance and find areas that require attention.

Request a Waste Audit for your business


Nova Scotia Environment – Regulations

Solid Waste Collection & Disposal Bylaw IO-400

Waste Compliance Officer Spring Report – coming soon!

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