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Waste Collection

Call Eastern Shore Cartage at 1-800-261-0372 for any waste collection issues.

Residents are reminded all items must be to the curb prior to 7:00 a.m. on collection day. Collection times can change due to staffing, weather, traffic, construction, etc. Cancellations are advertised with local media.

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Never miss your waste collection day again!

Antigonish & Guysborough counties – The Eastern Region Solid Waste Management Committee has made it even easier for residents in Antigonish, Guysborough, St Mary's and Mulgrave to stay connected about waste management collection and programs.

Sign up for waste collection reminders. Download your collection schedule into your iCal, Google calendar or Microsoft Outlook calendar. Print your collection schedule.

Not sure how to properly dispose of something? Use our new Waste Wizard to find out if a material can be recycled, composted or if it should be disposed of.

You can also download our mobile app, Eastern NS Waste Info, for Apple or Android devices.

Questions: Eastern Region Solid Waste Management: 902-232-2563 www.erswm.ca

View our pdf Waste Sorting Guide (963 KB)  for details on recycling and garbage items.

Garbage Week

Clear bags only, each clear bag may contain one solid colour bag for personal items. In addition to garbage, you may also place one bulky item out for collection on garbage week. The garbage limit is 4 bags per household per week. Bulky items must be less than 400 lbs and smaller than 7 ft high x 6 ft wide (maximum that will fit through the door).

Refundable Containers

Deliver refundable items to an ENVIRO-DEPOT to receive a refund or place them in Blue Bag #2

MacMillan's Mobile Depot
8015 Highway # 7 Sherbrooke
Call for hours (902)-863-1127

Waste Disposal

St. Mary's Municipal Transfer Station
150 Cape Geoggan Rd, Goldenville

Hours of Operation: Mondays 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, and Every Second Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Items accepted at the Transfer Station include:

Municipal Transfer Station Hours of Operation
pdf Transfer Station Hours of Operation April 29th, 2024 Dec 2024 (65 KB)

Now accepting items containing Mercury

Mercury is a toxic pollutant that threatens the health of humans, fish and other wildlife. By recycling mercury-containing products such as CFL Bulbs and Thermometers you can help reduce the amount of mercury entering our environment. Bring your residential mercury-containing products to the Municipal Transfer Station and we'll recycle them for you, free of charge.