Region 6 Solid Waste Management Outreach & Education Resources 


Holiday Waste Guide

Put waste in its place this holiday season. 

Wrapping paper is recycled with paper if you live in Chester Municipality, District of Lunenburg and the towns of Bridgewater, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg.

Wrapping paper should be placed into the compost if you live in West Hants, Queens Municipality, Shelburne Municipality, Barrington Municipality and towns of Lockport, Shelburne and Clarks Harbour.

Solid Waste Programs that trigger change

Region 6 Solid Waste Management offers educational programs and waste expertise to residents, schools, businesses, community groups and more along the south shore of Nova Scotia. We support municipal specific solid waste programs and community litter clean ups.

Join in Bring Your Own JIBYO

Region 6 encourages everyone to join in and bring your own mug, water bottle and shopping bag.

GOOD NEWS! Most places have returned to allowing clean, reusable mugs for beverages and the best part is, you might get a discount for it!

Post to social media with #JIBYO the next time you join in and bring your own mug, bag or bottle for a chance to win prizes.

Divert NS

Roadside litter audit

In 2021, Divert NS undertook a roadside litter audit at 75 sites across Nova Scotia. This survey provided a comprehensive review of litter accumulation to help expand our knowledge on litter types and occurrences.

These findings will be used to create a campaign that reminds Nova Scotians of the impacts of littering and to reduce littering behaviour. For more information, please click here

Latest News

Treated Wood Ban

Effective July 5th, 2023, treated wood is banned from construction & demolition disposal sites. To learn more about this change, please click here.


Region 6 Solid Waste Management has launched the Litterati App! For more information, please go to: 

Changes in compost bin liners

The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, Town of Bridgewater and Town of Mahone Bay have removed the allowance of compostable plastic bag liners for green compost carts. This change will take effect on November 1 2022. Residents and businesses are asked to make the switch as soon as possible.

The Municipality of the District of Chester are asking residents and business to please start using paper liners only for compost bin, eliminating compostable plastic bags. This includes residents and businesses in the Town of Lunenburg.

Litter Clean Ups

Are you a resident, school, group or business that would like to do a litter clean up? Please contact us and let us know when, where, time and we are happy to provide supplies.

Have you downloaded the R6RECYCLES waste app yet? 

Never miss a collection day again! When you download the FREE R6RECYCLE waste app, you can set reminders and notifications so that you can get an alert for collection cancellations due to weather, late collections, special pick-ups and more. Ever wonder what goes where? The app has a search feature to type in your item and it will instruct you of proper disposal.

Illegal Dumping

Our very own waste educator, Angela Taylor, was spotlighted on the latest episode of Land and Sea which aired on Sunday, January 9, 2022. Click link below to watch.

Never miss a collection day or cancellation again! Sign up for notifications or service alerts with the new online Collection Calendar tool.