Special Collection - May 15 - 26
Special collection items will be collected between May 15 and 26 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.
There are LIMITS as to what and how much you can put out. YOUR CLEAN UP PILE CANNOT BE ANY LARGER THAN THE EQUIVALENT OF 12 FULL, CLEAR GARBAGE BAGS (46 cubic feet in volume). Items cannot exceed 50 lbs in weight and 4 feet in length. IF IN DOUBT, FIND OUT! Call Kaizer Meadow at 902-275-2330.
For a more detailed list of what is acceptable and what is not, please see page 10 of the 2017 Waste Collection Calendar.
Waste will be collected as usual on May 26 (also a special collection day) and Kaizer Meadow will be open from 8 A.M. until 4 P.M.
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.