Municipal Funding for Waste Diversion

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

Municipal Efficiency Fund (Effective April 1, 2021)

The Municipal Efficiency Fund provides support for increasing efficiency in the municipal solid waste resource management system of Nova Scotia. The fund will support municipalities in researching, developing and implementing efficiency projects. Eligible projects under the program could include:

  • Projects assessing the feasibility of shared services or regional collaboration
  • Projects that create new processes, systems and services or improve substantially those already in existence.

Click here for the Municipal Efficiency Fund guidelines and application form.

Municipal Adoption Fund (Effective April 1, 2021)

The Municipal Adoption Fund provides support for municipalities and/or waste management regions who wish to adopt a waste diversion program that has been previously established in Nova Scotia. The program will provide funding for the adoption of programs, including but not limited to:

  • Curbside collection and recycling of textiles
  • Green cart collection of pet waste
  • Curbside collection and recycling of expanded polystyrene
  • Implementation of a reuse center
  • Curbside collection and recycling of small scrap metal.

Click here for the Municipal Adoption Fund guidelines and application form.

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: info@divertns.ca. For more information on how Divert NS funding is used in your specific community, please contact your regional waste educator.

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