Solid Waste Management

Garbage, recycling, and composting services are essential to ensuring that Nova Scotia stays green. Working with other municipalities and organizations, we're responsible for collecting, transporting, processing, composting, and disposing of municipal and private sector solid waste and recyclables, as well as household hazardous waste.

Solid Waste Park

TheYarmouth County Solid Waste Park at 1932 Hardscratch Road is owned and operated by the Municipality of Yarmouth, Municipality of Argyle and the Town of Yarmouth. The Town of Yarmouth owns and operates the Compost Facility, which provides service to Yarmouth and Digby Counties. Each Municipality and Town disposes of residential garbage, compost and recycling. Everyone, including all residents and businesses, are required by law to sort their waste into three streams. All residual waste is brought to the Transfer Station, while all recycling is brought to Scotia Recycling Ltd. at 273 Forest Street, Yarmouth.

Residential hazardous materials such as corrosive cleaners and solvents, house and garden pesticides and herbicides, etc. should be dropped off at the Solid Waste Park for proper disposal.

The Solid Waste Park also includes a Construction & Demolition (C&D) Site, where waste wood, metals, and asphalt shingles are separated on site. Any remaining materials from the C&D Site are landfilled. Metals and white goods are baled and sold to Limar Enterprises in New Brunswick. Every year, waste wood at the C&D Site is chipped. For information on Waste Park fees, see our Town Fees page.

Waste Collection

Residential waste is collected curbside on scheduled days, while businesses are responsible for their own disposal needs and must follow the pdf Solid Waste Storage, Collection and Disposal By-Law (52 KB) . Any dwelling with 5 or more units is categorized as commercial.

The Waste Check & Resource Recovery Fund Board (RRFB) provides education on solid waste management – check out the Waste Check and RRFB websites for details!

Check My Waste App

Looking for an easier way to manage your household waste? Download the free Waste Check My Waste smartphone app:

Town of Yarmouth

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Town of Yarmouth
400 Main Street
Yarmouth, B5A 1G2

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