60 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, NS, B4V 3X9
Tel: 902-543-4651 Fax: 902-543-6876
Emergency After Hours Tel: 902-543-5142

Solid Waste Collection and Schedules

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Don’t miss a waste collection day again! The R6RECYCLES app can be downloaded to Apple and Android devices through your handheld's store. It includes your Collection Calendar, the "What Goes Where?" tool, and the Waste Sorting Game.


Don’t have a smartphone or computer? Call 902-543-2991 to sign up for automated phone call reminders about your collection day.


Special and holiday collections for residents of the Town of Bridgewater are published in the collection calendar distributed to residents annually in December by mail.

For a waste collection issue, please call the Waste Collection Hotline:  1-855-530-3324

Please note, collection times can change due to staffing, weather, traffic, construction, etc. Cancellations are advertised with local media. Residents are reminded all items must be to the curb prior to 8:00 a.m. on collection day.

Click here for the   pdf 2019 Solid Waste Collection Calendar (563 KB)

Blue Week:  Recyclable items (blue bags), Paper & Clean Boxboard (shopping or clear bags), Corrugated Cardboard (flattened & tied in bundles)

Green Week:  Garbage (green/black bags) and Compost Cart, Yard Waste (Leaves or grass in compost cart or clear bag), individual branches no thicker than 2 inches, bundle max 3-ft length). Limit per dwelling unit:  Combination of compost cart, yard waste (3 bags or bundles) and/or garbage not to exceed total 200 lbs (or 70 cubic ft) - max. 55 lbs per bag

Compost Carts:  Roadside carts (240L size only) can be ordered through the Town of Bridgewater for the cost of $90 (taxes and delivery included). Prepay at the Main Desk of Town Hall at 60 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, NS and once payment has been made the cart will be delivered to your property by the Town. Mini under-the-counter containers can be purchased for $10 at Town Hall. .

pdf TOB Collection Map (1.01 MB)



  pdf Recycling Guide (707 KB)



Safe Sharps Program


An Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) depot has opened at the Lunenburg Regional Community Recycling Centre (LRCRC), at 908 Mullock Road, Whynott's Settlement. Most electronics are banned from landfill in Nova Scotia. Unwanted electronics are accepted through the EPRA stewardship program, to oversee responsible recycling of these items. The depot is open during regular hours of operation at the LRCRC.

Electronic items are free to drop off for recycling. Electronics cannot be accepted through curbside collection. Televisions, stereos, computers, printers and audio/video systems are accepted. To view a complete list of accepted items, click here. For more information, call 902-543-2991.

 Printed Town collection information and orders for compost carts can be obtained by contacting:

Town of Bridgewater - Engineering Department
60 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, NS  B4V 3X9
Tel:  902-541-4370
Fax:  902-543-0421 

Useful and Interesting Links:

Clean Nova Scotia - Ship to Shore Program

Short Documentary on Waste Management within the Fishing Industry

Lunenburg Regional Community Recycling Centre

Recycle My Electronics