For more information, please contact your regional representative and waste reduction educators.


BAG #2

Paper must be clean and dry and put in a separate bag frm your plastics and bottles
Paper and Corrugated Cardboard:
Place in clear or see through blue bag
Paper Recyclables:
  • Newspapers

  • Flyers

  • Magazines, catologues & maps

  • Junk mail & envelopes

  • Paper egg cartons & takeout trays

  • Phonebooks

  • Paperbacks

  • Hard cover books (Remove hard cover and place it in Garbage)

  • Tissue boxes

  • Old calendars

  • Paper bags (incl. pet food bags without plastic liners)

  • Toilet paper/Paper towel rolls

  • Office/Computer paper

  • Notepad paper (no carbon or 'carbonless' paper)

  • Shredded Paper

  • File colders, business cards

  • Cereal boxes

  • Shoe boxes

  • Detergent boxes

Corrugated Cardboard:
  • Appliance Boxes

  • Pizza Boxes

Cardboard must be bundled securely with tape or string(1'X2'X3')in order to be collected. Do not pack inside a box that has not been broken down.


BAG #1

Recyclables must be emptied, rinsed clean and kept separate from paper products
Blue Bag Recyclables:
Inkjet/toner cartridges can be recycled at the retail outlet where they were purchased or brought to an ACES drop-off depot
  • All Plastics Clean and Dry

  • All Deposit Bearing Containers*

  • Plastic ice cream and margarine containers

  • Plastic pails and lids

  • Grocery Bags

  • Bread Bags

  • Bubble Wrap

  • Frozen Food Bags

  • Dry Cleaning Bags

  • Steel & Aluminum Cans

  • Clean Aluminum Foil & Plates

  • Glass bottles and jars (remove the lid and put lid and jar in the blue bag)

  • Milk Containers

  • Paper cartons - molasses, sauerkraut

  • Mini Sips & Tetra Juice Packs*

Recyclables must be clean or they cannot be recycled!
All deposit bearing containers can be returned to Enviro-Depot™ locations for refund. Click here to find a location near you.


Compostable Organics are banned from all landfills in Nova Scotia
Dog feces and kitty litter are garbage. They do NOT go in your green cart.

Food Waste:
  • Fruit & vegetable peelings, Table Scraps, Meat, Dairy Products, Cooking Oil & Fat (cool, wipe with paper towel, place in green cart), Bread, Rice, Pasta, Bones, Coffee Grounds, Filters, Tea Bags, Eggshells, Fish

Yard Waste:
  • Excess leaves, Brush and Plants, Leaf & yard waste - not in bags

Soiled Paper:
  • Paper plates, and cups (including Tim Horton, Subway, McDonald's, etc. lids removed), Food Napkins, Paper Towels, Waxed and parchment paper
Not for organics bin:
  • No Plastics or Styrofoam

  • No glass

  • No decorations or wire wreaths

  • No newspapers, magazines

LEAF AND YARD WASTE will be collected on the last Monday of the month between April and November.
. Place leaves in securely tied orange or clear bags not exceeding 55 lbs per bag
. Limbs smaller than 3 inches in diameter
. Brush and branches must be bundled



Each dwelling has a limit of 4 bags of garbage per collection and 1 bulky item.
Place for collection in a clear or see-through blue bag:

  • ALL Styrofoam

  • Chip & bar wrappers or bags

  • Toys, broken

  • Diapers, disposable

  • Personal hygiene products

  • Dry, empty paint cans (lids off)

  • Cereal and cracker box LINERS

  • Clothing & footwear

  • Gift wrap and cards

  • Waxed or soiled cardboard

  • Dirty tin foil & plastic wrap

  • Photographs

  • Microwaves and coffee makers

  • Dog feces & kitty litter

  • Plant pots & transplant trays

  • Wallpaper

  • Aerosol Cans (empty)

  • Light bulbs

  • Dishes

  • Broken glass (boxed and labelled)

  • Ceramics

  • Toothpaste tubes

  • Vacuum cleaner bags

  • Carbon paper

  • Bulky items - sofa, mattress, carpet, chair, cabinets, bookcases, vacuums, sink, etc.

Certain electronics are not accepted for curbside collection, including TVs, computers, monitors, printers, telephones, fax machines, cell phones and audio/video playback systems. Visit the Electronics Recycling page to learn how to properly dispose of these items.

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