Effective September 1, 2014, the environmental handling fee on tires sold in Nova Scotia will be adjusted as follows:
$4.50 All Passenger Tires, including motocycle, camper and trailer tires
$4.50 Light Truck Tires not exceeding 17 inch rim size
$13.50 Light Truck Tires exceeding 17 inch rim size
$13.50 Highway Truck, Tractor and Trailer Tires not exceeding 24.5 inch rim size
For more information on Used Tire Management click here.
Used sharps (syringes, needles, and lancets) can be harmful if they are not handled properly. Through this program, Nova Scotians can access a proper container for disposing of sharp needles in a safe manner. Once the container is full, it can be returned to the local pharmacy.
For your safety and the safety of others:
Used needles, syringes or lancets should only be placed in a Safe Sharps Container.
- DO NOT put them in plastic bottles or jugs.
- DO NOT put them in garbage or recycling bags.
- DO NOT flush them down the toilet.
- DO NOT burn them.
The Safe Sharps program does not include used sharps from medical, dental or veterinary clinics, home care professionals, intravenous drug users, or farms. To properly dispose of these types of sharps, please contact your respective professional association.
For more information contact: RRFB Nova Scotia at 1 (877) 313-7732 (RRFB), your community pharmacy, the Canadian Diabetes Association, or a local Diabetes Centre. You can also download information here.
Used motor oil can be taken to your local service station. Retailers who sell motor oil are required by Provincial regulation to provide an option for the public to return their used oil or notify them of a location within a reasonable distance of their point of sale.
Marine flares, otherwise known as "pyrotechnic distress signals" form part of the required safety equipment of many vessels. However many boaters are unaware that improper disposal of flares can be hazardous. This program allows boaters to properly dispose of these materials by dropping them off at their nearest RCMP detachment or Canadian Coast Guard Base. For additional information boaters can contact the Canadian Coast Guard, office of Boating Safety (Dartmouth) at 1 (888) 670-0771.
This can be returned to your local service station for recycling. Not all service stations are equipped to accept this and residents should call ahead. This is a banned material under Provincial Regulations.
The Queens County detachment of the R.C.M.P. has agreed to accept ammunition and fireworks for disposal. This service is FREE. It is recommended that when dealing with these items, that extreme care be taken. Remember, these are explosives and if handled in an abusive manner, can cause serious and sometimes fatal injuries. For more information, contact the Queens Detachment at 902-354-5721.
Call2Recycle® is a program of the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) promoting environmental sustainability by providing free battery and cell phone recycling in North America. For information on where you can drop off your old rechargeable batteries and cell phones, please visit the Call2Recycle® website.
Since February of 2008, all computers, monitors, printers and televisions are required to be recycled. They are not to be placed with household garbage. Electronics can be taken to Corkum Bottle Exchange from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturdays only. They are located on 4886 Hwy#3, White Point and their phone number is 902-527-7047.
If you have a vehicle on your property in Queens County, we can have it removed for you. The vehicle must be determined by the Contractor as accessible. To request removal, please call 902-354-3455 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
The Nova Scotia Medication Disposal program is a voluntary initiative set up by the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia to collect unused and expired prescription and non-prescription drugs, herbal products, mineral supplements/vitamins and other related products. Consumers can return these products at all pharmacies across the province for safe disposal. For more information the Canada Medication Return Program website.