Waste Collection Bylaw Changes for Residents 2021

Effective August 1, 2021 there will be changes to your residential waste collection.

What are the changes? There are a few changes that may affect you, either through our residential waste collection or if you use our facilities to drop your personal household waste. These include:

  • Changes to weekly Bag limits
  • Changes to leaf & yard waste brought into our facilities and
  • New recycling programs for oil, antifreeze, and auto lubricants

What are the changes to Bag Limits? Beginning August 1st, the number of bags you can leave for weekly curbside residential collection are:

  • 4 Clear Bags (garbage): No more than 23 kilograms per bag
  • 4 Blue Bags (recycling): No more than 23 kilograms per bag
  • 4 Green bags (compost): No more than 23 kilograms per bag
  • Cardboard: No more than two bundles of corrugated cardboard per week. Bundles must be no larger than 30cm X 60cm X 90 cm (1 ft X 2 ft X 3 ft) and weigh no more than 23 kilograms.

What are the changes to leaf & yard waste? Beginning August 1st, 2021, our transfer stations in Baddeck and Dingwall can no longer take tree stumps, rocks or soil and anybranches must be no larger than 2.5 cm (1 inch) in circumference, the typical size of a quarter. 

What can I do with stumps, rocks & soil? These items and others resulting from home landscaping are natural materials, meaning they have no impact environmentally, so some folks use the stumps for campfires or for fill.

What are the new recycling programs? Beginning August 1, 2021 you can now bring your used oil, antifreeze, and other auto lubricants to our transfer stations in Baddeck & Dingwall to be recycled. This includes oils for lawnmowers and other types of lawn care equipment.

Please note: we cannot accept any gas of any kind.

Why these changes now? Frankly, the world is running out of places to landfill waste, places to send recyclables and ways to use compost. For too long we have ignored the Reduce & Reuse part of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. It is time to look at our consumption & reduce and reuse more often. Also, as new regulations come into effect, Victoria County must adapt. Reducing bag limits forces us to make changes. It may be inconvenient in the beginning, but it will mean a cleaner world for us and the next generations.

Will I be charged when I take my garbage to the transfer stations? If you are bringing your own personal household waste, you will not be charged a tipping fee. Beginning August 30, 2021 tip fees will be charged for businesses who bring waste to our facilities.

Where can I find the full text of the bylaw? The full text of the bylaw is available online as a PDF file here.

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