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Municipal Office - 2357 Highway 206, P.O. Box 120, Arichat, Nova Scotia B0E 1A0
(902) 226-2400, Toll Free: 1-800-567-2600

Public Works Notice

May 6 – June 2/ 2024

A Heavy Garbage Collection Program will be carried out in Richmond County from May 6 to June 2, 2024. Waste should be placed curbside by 8am on Monday of the scheduled collection week for the area; items placed at the curb after collection has started in the area may not be collected.

Week 1 (May 6 – 12)

• St.Peter's , River Bourgeois
• Fourchu, Framboise, Grand River, Point Michaud, Lower L'Ardoise, L’Ardoise To St. Peter’s

Week 2 (May 13 - 19)

• Louisdale, Grand Anse, Lennox Passage
• Johnstown, Loch Lomond to St.Peter's, remaining portions of Richmond East of St.Peter’s Canal

Week 3 (May 20 - 26)

• Isle Madame
• Dundee, St.George's Channel, Samsonville, Black River, Oban, Seaview

Week 4 (May 27 – June 2)

• Evanston, Lower River, Whiteside , Kempt Rd., Point Tupper


Items Accepted For Collection (Includes but is not limited to)

  • Walk behind lawnmowers;
  • Barbecues (no propane tanks);
  • Snow blowers;
  • Bicycles;
  • Lawn Furniture;
  • Furniture;
  • Box springs and mattresses;
  • Appliances (refrigerators, stoves, washers, etc);
  • Hot water heaters;
  • Fixtures (sinks, toilets, bathtubs, etc);
  • Residential renovation,/ construction material;
  • Bagged waste must be in clear, transparent, bags;

Please place similar items such as metals and loose wood in separate piles at the curbside.

Please note that no scavenging of materials at the curbside by third parties is permitted.

Items placed for heavy collection shall not exceed 75 kg (165 lbs) in weight for any one item or 150 kg. (330 lbs) for all items for any one dwelling unit and no individual item shall measure more than 2.1 meters (7 ft.) in any dimension.

Waste that qualifies for curbside collection (municipal solid waste and recyclables) should NOT be placed for Heavy Collection – it should be placed for weekly collection.

Unacceptable Items Not For Collection (includes but not limited to)

  • Waste placed in non-transparent bags;
  • Waste generated outside the Municipality;
  • All tires with or without rims;
    **These items should be returned to retailers or brought directly to the Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility;
  • Household Hazardous Waste (propane tanks, wet cell batteries (car/RV/boat), insecticides, pesticides, household chemicals
    ** These items may be brought directly to the Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility;
  • Vehicle bodies / large vehicle parts;
  • Electronics and computer-related equipment** May be dropped off at the Waste Management Facility.  Bottle depots no longer accept electronics.
  • Trees and leaf and yard waste ** May be dropped off at the Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility;
  • Hazardous, reactive, septic or pathological waste;
  • Dead animals;
  • Loose broken glass (should be placed in a box or container and labelled “broken glass”);
  • Asbestos-containing material (contact Guysborough Waste Management Facility at 902-232-2316);
    Waste oil (return to the retailer or contact the Guysborough Waste Management Facility at 902-232-2316);