Municipal Funding for Waste Diversion

Divert NS provides direct funding to municipalities to encourage waste diversion efforts.

Diversion Credits & Municipal Approved Programs (MAP)

In Fiscal 2021, Divert NS will provide over $5 million to Nova Scotia’s municipalities in waste diversion credits and MAP funding. This funding supports their waste management infrastructure and the delivery of waste management programs. The funding represents 70% of Divert NS’ net revenues and is distributed based on municipal solid waste diversion rates. The funding is used to help support local recycling, composting, and other waste diversion programs.

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Regional Enforcement Funding

$700,000 is being provided to fund municipal enforcement activities in Fiscal 2021.

Regional Waste Education Funding

$770,000 is being provided to fund municipal educational activities in Fiscal 2021.

Funding for Municipal Household Hazardous Waste Programs

Divert NS is providing $140,000 in funding to municipalities in Fiscal 2021 to assist in the disposal of Hazardous Household Waste (HHW).

For more information on these programs, please contact: For more information on how Divert NS funding is used in your specific community, please contact your regional waste educator.

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