Special Collection - October 16 - 27
Special collection items will be collected between October 16 and 27 on your regular collection day.
Special collection items can be placed at the curb 24 HOURS prior to your special collection day, as outlined in the Waste Collection & Disposal By-Law.
For a more detailed list of what is acceptable and what is not, please see page 10 of the 2017 Waste Collection Calendar.
Remembrance Day - Kaizer Meadow CLOSED
Please note that Kaizer Meadow will be CLOSED on Saturday, November 11 and will reopen for regular business hours on Monday, November 13.
**Also note that Remembrance Day is not marked in the 2017 Waste Collection Calendar. This is an error and should state "Site Closed" on November 11.
Special Leaf Collection - November 13 - 24
Leaves in CLEAR, PLASTIC bags will be collected from November 13 - 24 on your regular collection day. Special Leaf Collection is the only time that an unlimited amount of bagged leaves/yard waste will be collected. It is also the only time you are permitted to use clear, plastic bags for this material.
Questions? Turn to page 25 of your 2017 Waste Collection Calendar or call 902-275-2330.
Hours of Operation at Kaizer Meadow
Kaizer Meadow is now open Monday through Saturdays 8 A.M. until 4 P.M.
The PREFERRED Option
Compostable (plastic-like) bags have been permitted in our green cart program for quite a few years. However, they have a negative effect on the processing of organic material.
The compostable bags get stuck in the grinding equipment at the Lunenburg Regional Community Recycling Centre (LRCRC), where our organics are processed. Additionally, when the bags make their way into the curing (aging/maturing) stage, they do not breakdown, even a year after sitting in the compost pile. As a result, the LRCRC has asked the Municipality of Chester to support the use of paper-based (bags, boxboard liners, newspaper) products in our green cart program, or, alternatively, do not use any liners at all. Paper products are easily shredded in the grinding equipment and break down easily.
We fully support the LRCRC's request and we are urging residents and businesses to switch to paper voluntarily, effective immediately.
Efficiency Nova Scotia's Mercury Collection Program
Mercury is a toxic pollutant that can threaten our environment, wildlife and human health.
By recycling mercury containing products, we can help reduce the amount of mercury polluting our environment.
In conjunction with Efficiency Nova Scotia, the Municipality of Chester will be accepting mercury containing items at the Kaizer Meadow Environmental Management Centre, free of charge. To learn more about this program, please click here.