Residential Waste Management

Contact Information:

Waste Management Hotline
Phone: (902) 863-4949

Find Out About Your Personal Waste Collection Calendar

As a resident of Antigonish would you like to receive a waste collection calendar specific to your civic address? If so, please provide your civic address.

Way to go, Antigonish!

Through our organics green cart program and the efforts of residents to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost, we have now exceeded the provincial diversion target. Recent calculations indicate we are presently diverting 51% of our materials from being landfilled. With increased participation and education, we expect our diversion rate to continue to rise. Keep up the good work!

New Resident & Tenant Waste Management Information

The Town understands that with any move to a new area there can be questions regarding services and responsibilities. The Town takes pride in our waste management program. The cooperation of our residents plays a major role in the success of our program. The following information is intended to provide some guidance and contact information to assist with waste management at your place of residence. 

  pdf Click to download the New Resident & Tenant Waste Management Guide. (100 KB)


Please return rechargeable batteries that are no longer of use to your place of purchase. Household batteries (alkaline, carbon-zinc, lithium, mercury, silver, and zinc) can now be placed at curbside. put the batteries in a small bag, (i.e. zippered sandwich bag), and place the bag on top of, or next to, your green organics cart. We have made arrangements for the batteries to be collected and transported for proper disposal.

Town of Antigonish Recycling Update

In fulfilling the Provincial mandate to reduce solid waste by 50%, the Town of Antigonish now separates solid waste from recyclables and compostables. Curbside collection takes place on an alternating, bi-weekly basis for those residents living in dwellings containing four units or less. Collection for those living in larger, multi-unit complexes as well as the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors are currently not part of the curbside collection program and must make their own arrangements for the transport and disposal of their materials. 

Curbside collection of garbage and organic 'green cart' material takes place every two weeks with the collection of recyclables on the alternate week.

Household Hazardous Waste

Do you have household hazardous waste that you are unsure how to dispose of safely? These can be leftover or unwanted products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients. Proper disposal of these items protects you and the environment.

The Town and Municipality of the County of Antigonish have established a permanent drop-off location for residents of Antigonish. The facility is located at 1356 Beech Hill Road. The facility is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Materials must be brought in its original container packaged in an upright position. View the poster below to see a list of items that are accepted. If you have any questions, please phone the Town of Antigonish Waste hotline at 902-863-4949, Eastern Region Solid Waste Management at 902-870-2817 or the Beech Hill Waste Management Facility at 902-863-4744.   

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Get in Touch

Town of Antigonish
274 Main Street
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Canada B2G 2C4

Phone: (902) 863-2351
Fax: (902) 863-0460 / (902) 863-9201

Town Hall hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm