119 Cumberland Street, P.O. Box 129
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada B0J 2C0
Phone: (902) 634-4410 Fax: (902) 634-4416
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Collection of Solid Waste
The Town's¬†Solid Waste By-law #38 provides details of how waste is to be stored, sorted and disposed of in the Town of Lunenburg.¬† Waste must be sorted into four streams and placed at or near the curb for collection on your collection day.¬† Two streams (recyclables and paper) are collected one week and the other two streams (organics and other non-reusable waste) are collected the¬†following week.¬† Place recyclables¬†in blue bags, paper in either grocery store¬†or clear bags, organics in the compost cart and other non-reusable waste in black or green¬†bags.¬† Waste that is not properly sorted will not be picked up by the Town's collection contractor.¬† .
Collection Schedule, Days¬†and Routes and Program
A solid waste collection schedule (calendar)¬†is prepared yearly and mailed to residents in¬†the Town of Lunenburg.¬† If you did not receive a collection¬†schedule,¬†they¬†can be picked¬†up¬†at¬†the Finance Department¬†in the Town Hall.¬† The solid waste collection¬†schedule can be viewed¬†at¬†the following link Garbage Collection Schedule.¬†
A Town map showing the days of the week when solid waste is collected and showing the¬†collection routes can be¬†viewed¬†at the following link Garbage Collection Routes.
Compost carts were supplied to all residents when the recycling program began in the Town of Lunenburg.¬† Compost carts are assigned to the property where they were delivered and must stay on that property.¬†¬†If you recently purchased a property in the Town, please check to ensure the previous owner did not¬†take the compost cart in error.¬†¬†Mini bins were also provided to store and transfer organics from¬†the kitchen to the compost cart.¬†¬†Property owners¬†that require a compost cart or mini bin¬†should contact the Public Works Superintendent at 634-8992 (ext 245).¬† Charges apply for replacement carts or mini bins.
The Town of Lunenburg operates a compost site which is located on Star Street.¬†¬†Town residents are welcome to dispose of leaves, limbs and garden waste at this site.¬† The site is open from mid-April to mid-November¬†on Wednesday evenings from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm (or¬†at dusk¬†when it gets dark prior to 8:00 pm)¬†and on Saturday mornings from¬†8:00 am to 12:00 pm (noon).¬† Public Works employees¬†are available to assist in the proper disposal of organics.¬†¬†The site is only¬†to be¬†used¬†by¬†Town of Lunenburg residents.
Kaizer Meadow Environmental Management Centre
Starting on April 1, 2012 the Town of Lunenburg will be disposing of our residential curbside waste at Kaizer Meadow Environmental Management Centre (‚ÄúKaizer Meadow‚ÄĚ) which is located at 450 Kaizer Meadow Road along Highway 14 in Lunenburg County.¬† Curbside waste put out for collection by residents including Household Waste, Blue Bag Recyclables, Paper and Compostable Material, Christmas Trees, Clean-Up Waste, Leaf and Yard Waste will be collected and transported by the Town‚Äôs collection contractor to Kaizer Meadow. To find out more about this facility click on the following link http://www.kaizermeadow.ca/about-us.html .
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