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.
Although the Municipal Government has a very important role to play, it's important to understand that effective, sustainable waste management begins at an individual level. This section of our website is an educational tool to enable you - the individual - to make informed decisions that will help us create a more sustainable future; one that involves less waste!
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Frozen Green Carts
Canadian winters present a challenge to residents using green carts all across the Country. Garbage collectors may be unable to empty out the contents of your bin if it's frozen to the inside. If this happens to you, please be patient, try out these tips, and wait for your next collection day.
There are plenty of resources available online if you’re looking for zero waste and low impact alternatives to give your loved ones this year. We’ve pulled together a list of our favourites to share with you!
'Tis the season for lots of food, drinks, decorations and... well, lots of everything! It's a time when overindulgence is hard to avoid, which is why more trash is produced over the holidays than any other time of year. In fact, the average household increases their waste output by 25% or more! Learn what you can do to reduce your impact by following this simple guide. Everything from greeting cards and gift wrapping to properly sorting your waste - we've got you covered!