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Region of Queens Municipality

Nova Scotia, Canada

 There are two Enviro-Depots™ in the Region of Queens.

Liverpool
Clyde's Trucking and Recycling
56 Meadow Pond Lane
902-354-5205
Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am - 2:00pm
Clyde's Trucking and Recycling Sub-Depot
NSLC Parking Lot
9838 Highway 8
902-354-5205
Saturdays ONLY 9:30am - 2:00pm
 
 

The Region of Queens Municipality works hard at maintaining an effective waste management system, with a recycling and composting program ahead of many jurisdictions across the country. With so much of our household waste having the ability to be recycled or composted, we are able to reduce the impact on our Second Generation Landfill and the environment as a whole.

Our solid waste facility is comprised of several sites including a Household Hazardous Waste Depot, a Materials Recovery Facility (recyclables), Construction and Demolition Site, Organics Transfer Station and the Second Generation Landfill Site.

The facility employs 13 people who maintain recovery of materials that can be turned into valuable resources.  We operate equipment to properly dispose of those items that cannot be recycled.

One of the cleanest Waste Management Facilities in Nova Scotia, we undertake an ambitious litter cleanup program on an as needed basis.  Environmental controls are in place to reduce the amount of pests and odours on site.  Twice a year, ground and surface water in the immediate area is tested to ensure that the facility has no adverse effects on the environment.  Water that comes into contact with garbage is collected in a pond and transported to a waste water treatment plant for processing.

The Municipality also operates a Leaf and Yard Waste Site where any plants, tree branches, grass clippings, or leaves are chipped on a yearly basis and the resulting material is available to the public for use as mulch.

 

MATERIAL GENERATED WITHIN
REGION OF QUEENS
GENERATED OUTSIDE
REGION OF QUEENS
Residential Commercial
Residual Municipal Solid Waste No Charge 85.39/tonne
Construction & Demolition Material Sorted No Charge $37.95/tonne $58.66/tonne 
Mixed $61.36/tonne
Blue Bag Recyclables No Charge $179.25/tonne
Compostable Organic Material No Charge Actual Actual + $6.00/tonne
Metal/White Goods No Charge $37.95/tonne
Contaminated Soil $49.36/tonne
Ash Disposal No Charge $36.44/tonne

 

  1. Queens Residential fees noted as "no charge" shall be on the basis of four (4) visits in any one month with delivery in a non-commercial vehicle (and/or trailer) of less than one tonne capacity and delivered directly from each resident's household.

  2. Any loads that contain a partial content of a higher fee material will be charged at the higher fee for the entire load.

  3. Sorted Construction & Demolition Material fees will apply to separately delivered lumber, wood products, asphalt, or gypsum board.

  4. Compostable Organic Material fees will vary monthly as experienced by Queens direct cost of processing and trucking.

Effective: April 1, 2017

 

Waste Collection Schedule 2016 Thumbnail 01The 2017 Waste Schedule  is now in effect.

In the Region of Queens, waste collection is every second week as indicated on your waste collection schedule. Blue bags, green carts, and garbage bags are picked up on the same day. For a sorting guide, click here . Place materials at the curb by 8:00am on collection day. Collection occurs on all holidays except Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Collections that would normally fall on those days would then occur on the next collection day. Click the image on the left for the 2017 Collection Schedule .

Spring and Fall Clean-Up, Leaf and Yard Waste Clean-Up and Christmas Tree Pick-Up occur on the same day as your regular collection.

If your garbage has been missed or you are experiencing collection problems, the Region's collector, GE's All Trucking, can be contacted toll free at 1-866-303-1103.

Otherwise, if you have any questions about your collection dates, recycling, composting, or garbage, please visit the other pages in this section or call the Engineering and Works Department at 902-354-3455.

We at the Region of Queens know that every once and awhile you just need to purge. In the Spring and Fall we pick up those items that are just too big for normal collection and just after Christmas we take away your trees.  Items cannot exceed 150lbs in weight or 6 feet in length.  Items that will NOT be collected are Leaf and Yard Waste, Household Hazardous Waste, Building Demolition Waste, Tires, Propane Tanks and Electronics.  Collection occurs on the same day as your normal garbage pickup.

 

Christmas Tree Pick-Up

January 9 - 13, 2017

January 16 - 20, 2017

  

 Spring Clean-Up:

April 17 - 21, 2017

April 24 - 28, 2017

 

Fall Clean Up:

October 16 - 20, 2017

October 23 - 27, 2017

 

Leaf and Yard Waste:

Spring:  May 1 - 5, 2017

May 8 - 12, 2017

 

Fall:  October 30 - November 3, 2017

November 6 - 10, 2017

There are some household items that, upon disposal, require special handling and are not to be placed in bags for regular collection. These items should be disposed of at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot located at the Region of Queens Waste Management Facility (landfill) at 3750 Highway 8, about 15 minutes north of Liverpool. The Depot is open Saturdays from 8:00am to 2:00pm. This service is free and is available for Queens residential household waste only. No commercial waste please.

Items considered as Hazardous Household Waste include:

  • adhesives
  • batteries
  • gasoline & diesel fuels
  • insecticides & pesticides
  • waste oil
  • cleaners & solvents
  • stains, finishes & paint thinners
  • propane tanks
  • pool chemicals
  • roofing tar


Do NOT dispose of these items with your regular waste
. For a more complete list of what the Depot does and does not accept, please click here.

For more information, please contact our Solid Waste Foreman at 902-354-3455.

Twice a year, the Region of Queens Municipality conducts a Leaf and Yard Waste Pickup for residents. The materials acceptable for pick-up shall include leaves, grass trimmings, and yard waste placed in clear or orange plastic bags. (No plastics, cigarette packages, cups, etc.) Branches and limbs will be accepted if individual branches do not exceed 7 cm. (2.5 inches) in diameter. These should be tied in bundles no longer than 1.2 m (4 feet) and 20 cm (8 inches) in diameter. 

Please Note: Pick-up occurs on normal waste collection days.

 The 2016 Leaf and Yard Waste Pickups are:

May 1 - 5, 2017                                October 30 - November 3, 2017
May 8 - 12, 2017                              November 6 - 10, 2017

20-30% of household waste is organic material that can be composted. The Region of Queens offers a bi-weekly curbside collection of organic waste as part of the Organic Green Cart Program. For a collection schedule, click here. This program helps reduce the load on our landfill and is therefore better for our environment. If you are interested in composting at home, check out this information sheet on home composting.

Quite a lot of material can go into your green cart, including:

Food Soiled/Wet Paper Other
Meat, fish & bones Coffee filters Popsicle sticks
Egg shells & dairy products Brown paper bags Non-metallic wrapping paper
Tea bags & coffee grounds Pizza boxes Leaves, brush, sawdust
All fruit, vegetables & nuts Popcorn bags Wood shavings & cold ashes
Cooking oil & fat Paper towels Plants, weeds & grass clippings
Plastic is NOT permitted in your green cart

The Region of Queens offers bi-weekly curbside collection of recyclables. Recyclables should be placed in clear or blue transparent bags only and not in grocery bags.

Cardboard boxes should be broken down and placed in blue bags when possible. If they are too big for your bluebag they should be flattened and tied into bundles placed beside your bluebags for collection.

RECYCLABLES
Paper Products (fiber) Containers
  • newspaper
  • paper egg cartons
  • boxboard (i.e. cereal boxes)
  • phone books
  • catalogues
  • paper & shredded paper
  • flyers & magazines
  • soft cover books
  • hard cover books (hard covers must be torn off and thrown in regular garbage)
  • paper towel rolls
  • empty toilet paper rolls
  • cigarette packages (without foil)
  • ALL PLASTICS 1-7
  • glass jars & bottles
  • beer & liquor bottles *
  • pop (soft drink) & water bottles *
  • juice & milk cartons (incl Tetra Pak)
  • grocery bags
  • clean plastic food bags
  • shampoo bottles
  • plastic tubs & lids
  • cleaning fluid bottles
  • steel tin food cans
  • aluminum pie plates
All recyclables should be clean and dry and paper should be free of staples, paper clips and tape.
*Beverage containers marked refundable can be taken to your local Enviro-Depot™ for a refund

Your bluebag will be rejected if:

  • it contains styrofoam, cloth or other unacceptable material
  • material is wet or dirty
  • it contains garbage or food waste
  • the bag is not tied

 

If you have any questions about what goes in your recycling bag, please call us at 902-354-3455 or download our sorting guide.

The Region of Queens Waste Management Facility (landfill) is located at 3750 Highway 8, approximately 15 minutes north of Liverpool.

The site is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm and on Saturday from 8:00am to 2:00pm. The landfill is closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Heritage Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Remembrance Day
  • Christmas Day

The Landfill will not be closed for two consecutive weekdays (Monday-Friday), including Christmas and Boxing Day. If these days fall within the same work week, the site will be closed for Christmas and open Boxing Day. However, if they are split between a weekday and weekend, the holiday observed will be that which falls on the weekday only. If they both occur on the weekend, the holiday will be observed on Monday only.

Subcategories

In addition to the basic recycling offered by the Region, there are other programs available in our community.

 

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