The Municipality of the District of Chester has a four-stream waste management system. The streams (and limits) are
|Stream*||Limit (every two weeks)|
|Recyclables||10 blue bags (in combination with recyclable paper)|
|Recyclable Paper||10 clear bags (in combination with blue bag recyclables)|
|Compost||1 green cart (provided by Municipality 902-275-2330)|
*clear bags can be used for garbage, recyclables and paper as long as they are in a separate bag for each stream.
All waste is collected on your scheduled collection day, every two weeks. On your collection day, garbage, blue bag recyclables, recyclable paper and a green cart will be collected. If you aren't sure when your day is, check your Waste Collection Calendar. If your collection day falls on a holiday, collection will be rescheduled for the following Saturday if the site is also closed. If you are still unsure, please call 902-275-2330.
Collection begins at 8 a.m. If your waste is not at the curb by this time, it may not be collected. Sometimes the collector may start at a different area of the route, there may be a new driver, or a truck may break down. These factors could contribute to a different pick up time than you are accustomed to.
When collecting your waste, the collection trucks will collect from ONE SIDE OF THE ROAD AT A TIME. They are not permitted to cross the road to retrieve waste as it poses a safety hazard.