Solid Waste Definitions

“backyard composting” means compositing at a residential dwelling unit of organic waste, comprised of leaf and yard waste, food scraps and spoiled or waste good or foodstuff, excluding meat, fish, eggs, or dairy products, where:

  1. The waste is generated by the residents of the property or neighbouring properties or both; and
  2. The annual production of compost on any property does not exceed sixty (60) cubic meters.
  3. The “composter” or compost pile is not located within ten (10) meters of any windrow or door of a structure or an adjacent property.

“blue bag recyclables” means glass bottles and jars; aluminum, steel, and tin cans; high density polyethylene, low density polyethylene, and polyethylene terephthalate plastic bottles, containers, and bags; milk and juice cartons; beer and liquor containers; tetra packs and mini-sip containers; or other items as designated from time to time.

“box board” means cereal boxes, shoe boxes, tissue boxes, cracker boxes, cookie boxes, baking product boxes, frozen food boxes, toilet paper rolls and power towel rolls, or other similar items with plastics removed.

“collectible waste” means solid waste originating from eligible premises and placed by the owner or occupant for collection by a collection contractor or by an agent of the Municipality and includes without limitation, residual waste, recyclable materials and compostables.

“collection day” means any day which is scheduled by the Municipality for municipal collection of collectible waste.

“collector” means the Municipality, agent or contractor of the Municipality to collect, transport and deliver collectible waste to Municipal Waste Management Facilities.

“commercial container” means any container used for the storage of waste materials on properties located in the Municipality for collection of waste, or recyclable material by a hauler.

“commercial customer” is defined as those using vehicles registered to commercial enterprises as well as those vehicles that frequent the facility more than 4 times per month, exceed one tonne of weight in a single visit or are hauling waste originating from other than their personal household.

“commercial enterprise” means an enterprise which is assessed a commercial property tax by the Municipality or operates under a business, either sole proprietor, partnership, or limited corporation.

“commercial premises” means any lot of land which contains one or more commercial enterprise.

“compostables” means food scraps and spoiled or waste food or foodstuff including vegetable peelings, meat, fish, eggs, bones, waste food products, grass clippings and other such organic materials as may, from time to time, be identified in public education materials and approved for collection by the Municipality.

“composting” means the nuisance-free biological decomposition of organic materials, substances, or objects under controlled circumstances to a condition sufficiently stable for nuisance-free and safe storage and use in land applications.

“contaminated compostables” means otherwise compostable materials contaminated by unsegregated, foreign, non-compostable components such as plastics or Styrofoam.

“contaminated recyclables” means otherwise recyclable materials contaminated by unsegregated, foreign, non-recyclable components such as residual waste, household hazardous waste, compostables or other items considered not recyclable as covered by this by-law, provincial or federal regulations.

“construction & demolition waste” means the materials which are normally used or produced by the construction or demolition of buildings, structures, roadways, walls and other landscaping material and includes, but is not limited to, soil, asphalt, brick, mortar, drywall, plaster, cellulose, fiberglass fibers, Gyproc, lumber, wood, asphalt shingles and metals.

“council” means the council for the Municipality of the County of Victoria.

“eligible premises” means those properties within the Municipality which are eligible for municipal collection.

“hauler” means any company, person or persons who transports waste materials including, without limitation, ICI waste, mixed waste, recyclable materials, or organic materials to waste management facilities approved for operation with the Municipality. This does not include infrequent users of these facilities such as residents of eligible premises hauling materials from their premises.

household hazardous waste” means products used in the home which may not be appropriate for disposal within the standard municipal waste management collection system and may include glues, cleaners, paints and finishes, asphalt sealers, gasoline, diesel, kerosene, pesticides, lawn and garden chemicals, poisons, roofing tar, pool chemicals, lubricating oils and automotive fluids and the containers in which they were stored.

“industrial, commercial and institutional waste” means waste generated by hospitals, hotels, motels, office buildings, multi-residential buildings, restaurants, retail shopping establishments, educational institutions, or any other generator of waste that provides a good or service.

“leaf and yard waste” means vegetative matter resulting from gardening, horticulture, landscaping, or land clearing operations, including materials such as tree and shrub trimmings, not to exceed 2.54 cm (1 inch) in diameter, plant remains, grass clippings and leaves, but excludes tree stumps, rocks, soil, construction and demolition debris, contaminated soil or any other organic materials that has been contaminated.

“litter” means any material left or abandoned in a place other than a container or place intended or approved for receiving such material.

“Municipality” means the Municipality of the County of Victoria.

municipal collectionmeans the scheduled collection of collectible waste from eligible premises made by or on behalf of the Municipality, at the expense of the Municipality.

“municipal waste management facility” means sites for the management of residual waste, recyclable materials, and organic materials, operated within the Municipality, its contractors or agents and includes, without limitation, transfer station(s), recycling depot(s), construction and demolition disposal site(s) and contaminated soil site(s).

“pathological wastemeans any part of the human body excepting hair, nail clippings and the like, any part of a dead animal infected with a communicable disease and non-anatomical waste infected with a communicable disease.

“privacy bag” a non-clear plastic bag, no larger than 50 cm x 55 cm (20 x 22 inches), placed inside a tied, clear transparent, plastic, waterproof bag for waste of a private or personal nature.

“prohibited wastemeans any materials, prohibited from deposit in a Municipal Waste Management facility under this by-law or provincial or federal law or provincial, including but not limited to explosives, radioactive materials, toxic chemicals, waste paints, anti-freeze, asbestos, septic tank wastes, hot ashes, manure, animal carcasses, tires, household hazardous wastes, yard wastes from roadway, powerline or new development projects and other material as deemed by the Municipality as not accepted at our facilities.

“public education materialsincludes newspaper, radio and local television advertisements, information posted to the Municipality’s website and or on official Municipal social media sites, newsletters, pamphlets, flyers or other material circulated electronically or by ordinary mail or delivery by or for the Municipality or the province.

“recyclable container materials” means redeemable beverage containers, steel, tin or aluminum food containers or cans, glass food containers, jars and bottles, low density polyethylene bags and packaging, high density bags, containers and packaging, polycoat containers for milk, milk products, soya milk, concentrates or other liquids or powders, tetra packs together with such other plastic recyclable materials as may be identified from time to time in public education materials distributed by the Municipality as recyclable material suitable for municipal recyclables collection;

“recyclable paper materialsmeans corrugated cardboard, egg cartons, box board, newsprint, bond paper, computer paper, glossy flyers and magazines, together with such other paper recyclable materials as may be identified from time to time in public education materials distributed by the Municipality as recyclable material suitable for municipal recyclables collection;

“redeemable beverage container” means a beverage container for which a consumer was required to pay a deposit as defined by Divert NS.

“residual waste” means and includes all collectible waste other than that which is collected as recyclable materials or organic materials or that which is part of a municipal or provincial waste management or waste diversion recycling program:

“sharps waste” means hypodermic needles, syringes with needles attached, IV tubing with needles attached, dental scalers, scalpel blades, pen needles and lancets that have been removed from the original sterile package.

“solid waste” means residual waste, recyclables and compostables, as well as any other type of waste defined in the By-law and specifically referred to in the By-law as permitted or prohibited for deposit at a municipal waste management facility.

“tonne” means 1,000 kg.

“waste disposal fees” means per tonne fees, or per load fees, charged by the Municipality for the acceptance of waste, mixed waste, recyclable materials, organic materials, contaminated soils and construction and demolition materials within the municipal waste disposal system.

Baddeck Transfer Station

445 Old Margaree Road
Baddeck, NS

Phone: 902-295-2026

Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dingwall Transfer Station

99 Dump Road
Cape North, NS

Phone: 902-383-2548

Hours of Operation: Tuesday to Saturday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Jim Bradley Recycling Depot (Baddeck)

445 Old Margaree Road
Baddeck, NS

Phone: 902-295-2026

Hours of Operation: Tuesday to Saturday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Closed each day from 12:00pm - 12:30pm

New Haven Recycling Depot

White Point Road
New Haven, NS

Phone: 902-336-2242

Hours of Operation: Tuesday to Saturday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Closed each day from 12:00pm - 12:30pm