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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

As per Richmond County by-law no. 17, Solid Waste Management By-Law, loads of waste in excess of 200 Kg are subject to the following tipping fees (with the fee based on the actual total weight of the load as determined by the Municipal Solid Waste Management Facility):

Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility
Commercial (ici) Tipping Fee Schedule
Effective June 1, 2021

Construction & Demolition (C&D) – Sorted $50 / Tonne
Construction & Demolition (C&D) – Unsorted $90 / Tonne
Residual Garbage $100 / Tonne
Recyclables $100 / Tonne
Organics Uncontaminated $30 / Tonne
Organics Contaminated $80 / Tonne
Mixed / Non-Compliant Residual Waste $170 / Tonne

As Of December 4th, 2013 Loads Of Commercial (ICI) Waste In Excess Of 200kg Are Subject To The Above Tipping Fees On The Entire Weight Of The Load.

Richmond Solid Waste Management Facility
Residential Tipping Fee Schedule
Effective June 1, 2021

Net Weight (kg)Fee
0 < 400 $0.00
400 < 600 $7.50
600 < 800 $15.00
800 < 1000 $25.00
Equal or Greater Than 1000 Commercial Tipping Fees Apply

Weights: Should the scale not be working, the tipping fee charges will be on a per load basis for which residential fees apply as follows: 1/2 ton truck or small trailer = $10.00 (residential customer); Single Axle = $50.00; Tandem truck = $75.00; Tractor trailer = $100.00.

Vehicles Registered To Commercial Enterprises (ICI Sector) As Well As Those Frequenting The Facility More Than Four (4) Times Per Month, Exceeding One Tonne Of Waste In A Single Visit, Or Are Hauling Waste Originating From Other Than Their Personal Household, Will Be Considered “Commercial” As It Relates To Tipping Fees.

Acceptable Material

  • Wood: treated (pressure treated), untreated, creosote timber.
  • Asphalt Roofing Material: shingles, built-up roofing
  • Brick, Masonry Materials, Plaster
  • Concrete
  • Siding-vinyl, aluminum
  • Insulation: fiberglass, foam
  • Drywall
  • Pane Glass
  • Plastics
  • Metals

For Your Information

If you are unsure if a material is approved for disposal at the Landfill facility you should call the Landfill at (902) 226-2396 or at the Municipal Office at (902) 226-2400 option #7 for further information.

Mixed loads may be sorted on-site by the hauler.

Loose material entering the facility must be covered to prevent site litter.

A load shall be classed as mixed if the contamination exceeds 10% of the volume weight.

Photos of the Site

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Procedure for Using the Site

Important Things To Remember When Utilizing The Landfill Facility

Cover All Loads

To prevent material from leaving the vehicle and creating unnecessary roadside litter.

Dress Accordingly

Work boots or rubber boots are the footwear of choice. Weather can change site conditions, so be prepared.

Segregate Material

When you are packing it for disposal, keep all the same items together such as metal, wood, leaf and yard waste. This will make your use of the facility much more efficient.

Weigh In and Out

All vehicles arriving at the facility are weighed in and out for disposal records.
Please cross the scale on every visit.


Smile at the friendly staff and have a nice day using the facility.
If you have any questions about the disposal of material please call 226-2396. We will be happy to answer your questions.

Please Note the Landfill is closed on all civic holidays.

Composters are for sale at the Municipal Office in Arichat or at the Landfill in West Arichat for $20.00 (tax included)

Download a copy of the  pdf Solid Waste Management Bylaw 17 (20.30 MB) .