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Our goal: to provide effective and sustainable waste management in West Hants that promotes both an economically and environmentally viable community, now and for future generations. 

WHRM aknowleges that we, our contracted collectors, and the facilities we use all have a very important role to play in effective, sustainable waste management. Here, we want to highlight that the success we strive for begins at an individual level, with each of our daily actions. This section of our website is an educational tool to empower you - the individual - to make informed decisions that help us foster a more sustainable future; one that involves less waste! 



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  • If you continue to see collection delays the day after, please call GFL dispatch at 902-798-0910. 


Collection Calendars are in the Mail!

Some of the recently mailed-out 2022 Waste Collection Schedules may have gone to wrong Areas (for example, some folks in Vaughan or Three Mile Plains may have received Windsor’s collection schedule, etc). NOTE: There have been NO changes to collection days so please continue to put your waste curbside as you have in the past. Should you require the correct guide for your area, there are a few options to assist with that:


It's National Trvia Day! 

Do you know the answer? 

We asked Facebook:

Where was the West Hants dump located before the landfill was opened in Cogmagun? 

Press Read More to see the answer! 


Christmas Tree Disposal in WHRM

Wondering what to do with your tree once the holidays come to a close? Look no further! 

Please ensure ALL ornaments, lights, tinsel and garland is removed before donating, upcycling or disposing of your tree. 


Plan a Community Litter Clean-up!

With all the beauty and space our municipality has to offer, there also comes a lot of litter... seemingly everywhere you look! The issue is not new, but we are always looking for improved ways to take preventative measures through education and provision of resources. BUT... No matter how the times and tactics change, an important piece of the puzzle will always be people power. By joining together as a community, no matter how large or small your individual group may be, know that you are making a significant impact in our joined battle against litter. Every litter bit counts!!

Now, learn HOW:


What do I do with Used Needles?

Imagine you get pricked by a used needle! Scary? You bet! It happened to a workers at the waste management facility and someone doing curbside cleanup! Check out the news clip on the incident here.

Did you know that Sharps Containers are FREE from any pharmacy in Nova Scotia if you are a residential sharps user? It's pretty simple to get one and once it's filled, bring it back to the pharmacy and they'll give you another one! 

We remind everyone to do their part in putting waste in its proper place, not only for the role it plays in helping to protect our environment but for public safety too! 

The Waste Resource Association of Nova Scotia put out a series of videos to explain how an accidental prick from a needle sticking out of a garbage bag or travelling trhough a recycling line can change the lives of the people tasked with dealing with waste kknown as the "Don't be a Prick" campaign. The videos feature real workers from a facility in Colechester and reminds residents that your curbside is someone elses workplace. Click on one of the following links to see some of the videos. 

Warning these videos contain strong language.
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