Covid-19 Information



Monday, March 30, 2020
:00 PM

This is a reminder that all departments of the Municipality of Colchester remain in operation despite offices and facilities being closed to public visitation due to concerns related to COVID-19.  The Municipality will continue to provide all services such as community planning, building inspection, public works, garbage collection, etc., to the maximum extent possible.

You may continue to contact the Municipality by phone or email during regular business hours:  Monday to Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm by calling the general line at 902-897-3160 or toll free (in Nova Scotia) 1-866-728-5144.

Bill Payments can be made online, or by depositing a cheque in the secure drop box at the rear entrance. If you have an inquiry relating to the Tax Office, please call (902) 897-3150.

Community Development:
To discuss and submit applications for development permits, subdivisions, rezonings and development agreements, as well as requests for zoning letters, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-897-3170 for instructions on how to proceed. 

Building Inspections:
To discuss and submit building applications, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-897-3170.

To schedule a building inspection for a project under construction, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902-897-3170.

For emergency services such as a problem with Municipal Water or Municipal Sewer please call Public Works at (902) 897-3175.

The Low Income Municipal Tax Assistance Program Application deadline has been extended until May 29, 2020. Inquiries can be made to (902) 897-3150.

For inquiries relating to garbage, compost or recycling contact our Helpline: 902-895-4777.

In case of night and/or weekend emergencies, call 902-897-3175.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
11:00 AM

There will be no collection of blue bag recyclables for the period of March 25th until Wednesday 8 April 2020.  Notification about resumption of service or additional suspension will be made by Public Notice within this two-week period.

Recyclables sorting at our Municipal facility has been suspended to comply with safe distancing requirements under the Nova Scotia State of Emergency declaration.

Compost, clear and black bag collection continues as scheduled.

For the latest information about Colchester’s Solid Waste services please visit our website at or call 902-895-4777 (Colchester Waste Helpline).  


Sunday, March 22, 2020
5:00 PM

To comply with the Provincial State of Emergency declared at 11:30 AM today, Sunday the 22nd of March 2020, all Colchester parks and their parking lots are closed until further notice. 

Municipal trails can only be utilized while complying with legally enforceable social distance measures.  Parking lots used for accessing trails are closed and are not to be used. 

Anyone entering Provincial or Municipal Parks or their parking lots during the State of Emergency is subject to a summary conviction and fines between $500 and $10,000 per incident.


Thursday, March 19, 2020
11:00 AM


All Municipality of Colchester buildings are closed to the public until further notice to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

The closures include all Colchester Solid Waste Facilities.  Only licensed haulers and collection trucks will be accepted at the site until further notice.  Curbside collection will continue as regularly scheduled.  Call the Solid Waste Helpline for additional information: 902-895-4777.

All recreational programming is cancelled until further notice.

Municipal essential services will continue during building closures.  These include solid waste collection, sewer and water maintenance, snow removal, critical road repairs, building inspection, and bill processing.

The application deadline for the Low-Income Municipal Tax Assistance Program has been extended to May 29, 2020.

For the latest information about Municipal services please visit our website at or call 902-897-3160

The Municipality is closely following advice from the Province of Nova Scotia as it is continually updated on their COVID-19 website:  Please visit this website for reliable health and safety information.


Friday March 20, 2020
4:00 PM

 Pharmacies are instructing patients to use heavy duty plastic containers to store used needles (‘sharps’) at home until further notice.  Containers like those used for laundry soap should be labelled Sharps and kept safely out of reach of children.

NO sharps or containers with sharps inside should ever be put in the garbage or recycling for collection.  Help us keep our workers safe!

Pharmacies will not be accepting used sharps because suppliers will not be shipping sharps pails during the COVID-19 situation.  Labelled sharps containers will be accepted by pharmacies at a future date that will be posted when known.  

For more information on safe sharps disposal: or contact the Colchester Waste Helpline at 902-895-4777.


pdf Public Notice COVID 19 30 March 2020 (369 KB)  (All Municipal Departments Remain In Operation)

document Public Notice COVID 19 24 March 2020 (1015 KB)  (Blue Bag Recycling Collection Cancelled for Next Two Weeks)

pdf Public Notice COVID 19 22 March 2020 (338 KB)  (All Municipal Parks Are Closed During the Provincial State of Emergency)

pdf Public Notice COVID 19 20 March 2020 (348 KB)  (Safely Store Sharps at Home During the COVID19 Situation)

pdf Public Notice COVID 19 19 March 2020 (342 KB)  (Municipal Building Closures & Service Changes - Updated)

pdf Public Notice COVID 19 17 March 2020 (341 KB)  (Municipal Building Closures & Service Changes)

pdf Public Notice COVID 19 16 March 2020 (337 KB)

pdf Public Notice COVID 19 13 March 2020 (340 KB)

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