NEW! R6RECYCLES Mobile App
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.
You can access colleciton calendars for the entire Lunenburg County region, including the Town of Bridgewater, at https://www.communityrecycling.ca/collection/collection-calendars.
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 and on social media. Residents are reminded all items must be to the curb prior to 8:00 a.m. on collection day.
Blue Week Collection, every two weeks. Recyclables – Must be clean: plastic bottles, jugs, trays, containers and bags. Glass jars, milk/ juice jugs and cartons, and metal cans collected in blue bag. Paper & Boxboard – papers, cracker boxes, books, magazines, egg cartons, flyers, collected in a bag; Corrugated Cardboard flattened & tied in bundles up to 3 ft x 2 ft x 2 ft dimension. Max combined weight of 100 kgs (222 lbs) for Blue Week items.
Green Week Collection, every two weeks. Green Cart: all food waste and kitchen scraps, meat, bones, shellfish, leaves, soiled paper, napkins, pizza boxes. Garbage: styrofoam, clothing, diapers, personal hygiene items, chip bags. Max 6 garbage bags per dwelling, 1 bag may be non-transparent (black), the rest must be clear bags. Max weight of 100 kgs (222 lbs) for bagged garbage.
Bi-weekly Bulky Landfill Collection: Each dwelling can put out 2 bulky landfill items such as a couch, mattress or a sink every Green Week collection. Each item may weigh up to 100 kgs (222 lbs) and measure up to 1.8 m (6 ft) long. Wood, metal, hazardous waste, electronics, tires and paint will not be collected. Do not put items out sooner than 8 pm, the day before pick up.
pdf TOB Collection Map (1.01 MB)
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
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