To meet provincial environmental standards, municipalities in Nova Scotia were required to make the switch from first-generation landfills to second-generation landfills in the beginning of 2006.
This new landfill design is a fully-contained, monitored disposal site which includes:
a composite liner consisting of geomembranes and natural substances;
a leachate collection system; and
landfill gas management system
Previous to these changes, West Hants owned and operated its own waste management facility, the Cogmagun Landfill. This site is now monitored by a third party hydrogeologist and overseen by the Department of Environment. Extensive and frequent testing is completed to monitor leachate, landfill gas, surface water and ground water to ensure there is no effect on the surrounding environment.
The new West Hants Landfill owned and operated by GFL is located adjacent to the decommissioned site in Cogmagun. Construction was funded through the Canada/Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program, which holds effective wastewater management, safe drinking water, and enhancing the quality of Nova Scotia's environment at the top of their priorities. Aside from solid waste landfilling, the facility includes a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Facility, Septage Lagoon, and will accept Construction & Demolition Debris.
West Hants Waste Management Facility Information
DROP-OFF SERVICES AVAILABLE
Household Solid Waste
$5.75 for loads under 400kg
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
Leaf & Yard Waste
Construction & Demolition Debris
Contact landfill for details
Note: Aside from what's listed above, NO compostable or recyclable materials are accepted at this facility