Cobequid Trail

Solid Waste


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 more additional information call the Colchester Solid Waste Helpline at 905-895-4777

The Municipality of Colchester thanks the public for their continued support, patience and understanding.



The Solid Waste Management Department is responsible for processing recyclables, organics and garbage generated within Colchester County, at the Waste Management Facilities, located in Kemptown.

The Waste Reduction Division provides assistance and education to residents and businesses within Colchester County to achieve proper waste separation and diversion.

For more information on our facilities, programs and initiatives, select a link from the side menu or phone the Helpline at 902-895-4777.

PLEASE NOTE: All bagged garbage delivered to the Balefill Facility in Kemptown MUST be in CLEAR Bags.

Colchester Balefill Facility Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm

Never miss another Collection Day or Clean Up Week!

We now have a new online customized calendar and reminder service. A collection schedule unique to your home address can be printed, synced with your own electronic calendar, or you can receive weekly reminders by phone, email or Twitter. Get started by typing in your home address below!






November 2018 Collection Changes

Clear Bags for Garbage Program

Since January 1st, 2012, residents, businesses, institutions and apartments must use clear bags for garbage disposal. It's simple! The colour of your garbage bag changed from dark green or black to a clear, non-coloured bag. Each collection day, households are permitted to place one privacy (solid coloured) bag and up to five additional clear bags at the curb for collection. Blue bags are to be used for recyclables and the green cart for organics. All garbage delivered to the Balefill Facility in Kemptown MUST be in clear bags. This program has helped keep thousands of tonnes of valuable resources out of our landfill.  Thank you for helping make a cleaner tomorrow for all of us!


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