Colchester Waste Resource Management

Solid Waste Helpline: 902-895-4777 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Colchester Waste Resource Management Department is responsible for processing recyclables, organics and garbage generated within Colchester County, at the Colchester Waste Management Park, located at 185 Mingo Road in Kemptown (Exit 18 off Highway 104).

Residential Curbside Collection Details

Materials must be curbside before 7:00 am on your collection day to ensure collection alarm clock

One residential household is allowed:


blue bags

12 blue bags


green bin

1 green cart


garbage bags

5 clear bags & 1 black bag for privacy (or 6 clear bags)

Two bulky items

bulky items

For residents of the Municipality of Colchester & the Towns of Truro & Stewiacke one household can place two large items curbside on their regular garbage collection day.

Clear Bags for Garbage Program

Since January 1st, 2012, residents, businesses, institutions, and apartments must use clear bags for garbage disposal. It is 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!

Solid Waste - Asbestos

Please contact GroundFix Remediation Services at 902-396-6974 for more information on the disposal of asbestos.