Waste Management Hotline
Phone: (902) 863-4949
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Way to go, Antigonish!
Through our organics green cart program and the efforts of residents to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost, we have now exceeded the provincial diversion target. Recent calculations indicate we are presently diverting 51% of our materials from being landfilled. With increased participation and education, we expect our diversion rate to continue to rise. Keep up the good work!
Please return rechargeable batteries that are no longer of use to your place of purchase. Household batteries (alkaline, carbon-zinc, lithium, mercury, silver and zinc) can now be placed at curbside. put the batteries in a small bag, (i.e. zippered sandwich bag), and place the bag on top of, or next to, your green organics cart. We have made arrangements for the batteries to be collected and transported for proper disposal.
Town of Antigonish Recycling Update
In fulfilling the Provincial mandate to reduce solid waste by 50%, the Town of Antigonish now separates solid waste from recyclables and compostables. Curbside collection takes place on an alternating, bi-weekly basis for those residents living in dwellings containing four units or less. Collection for those living is larger, multi-unit complexes as well as the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors are currently not part of the curbside collection program and must make their own arrangements for the transport and disposal of their materials.
Curbside collection of garbage and organic 'green cart' material takes place every two weeks with collection of recyclables on the alternate week.