Weekly Compost Collection in the Village of ChesterThe weekly collection of compost carts in the Village of Chester will begin June 11, starting with Week A and ends September 10 (Week B). This project is initiated and paid for by the Village of Chester Commission. Please contact their office with any operational concerns during the weeks opposite your regular municipal collection. You can reach the Commission Office by calling 275-4482 or visit their website at www.villageofchester.org.
Waste Collection for Victoria Day - Unchanged
Waste will be collected as usual on Victoria Day, May 20. Residents and businesses are reminded to have their waste at the curb for 8 A.M. or it may be missed.
In addition, the Kaizer Meadow Environmental Management Centre will remain open on Victoria Day from 8 A.M until 4 P.M.
Compost Availability at Kaizer MeadowThe Kaizer Meadow Environmental Management Centre has a limited supply of compost that is ready to harvest. Please call 275-2330 for availability.
A word on waste collection...
All waste is collected on your scheduled collection day, every two weeks. On your collection day, garbage, blue bag recyclables, recyclable paper and a green cart will be collected. If you aren't sure when your day is, click here. If you are still unsure, please call 275-2330.
Also note that collection begins at 8 A.M. If your waste is not at the curb by this time, it may not be collected. Sometimes the collector may start at a different area of the route, there may be a new driver, or a truck may break down. These factors could contribute to a different pick up time than you are accustomed to. To ensure waste is collected, always place it at the curb for 8 A.M.
2013 Waste Collection Calendar
By now, you should have received your copy of the 2013 Waste Collection Calendar. If you did not receive a copy, you can pick one up at the Municipal Office at 151 King Street in Chester or at the Kaizer Meadow Environmental Management Centre.
You can also call the Kaizer Meadow Environmental Management Centre at 275-2330 or the Public Works Department at 275-1312 to have one mailed, or click here for a copy.
Kaizer Meadow - Hours of Operation
The Kaizer Meadow Environmental Management Centre's hours of operation are as follows:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturdays 8 a.m. - 12 Noon
Sundays - Closed
Phone - (902) 275-2330
Fax - (902) 275-1468
You will also find this information, as well as the contact information for the Public Works Department on page 28 of your Waste Collection Calendar.
A Reminder About Recyclables
Please be sure that paper recyclables (clean newspaper, flyers, junk mail, etc) are kept separate from your blue bag recyclables & containers (plastic containers, metal cans, clean plastic wrap & bags, etc.). DO NOT place paper and recyclable containers in the same bag.Also, boxboard is to be placed in a clear bag or grocery bag with your other recyclable PAPER. Clean boxboard (cracker boxes, Kleenex boxes, cereal boxes, etc.) DOES NOT belong in the green cart.
Leaf & Yard Waste Information
Leaf and yard waste WILL NOT be collected during regular collection if it is in CLEAR PLASTIC BAGS.
Efficiency Nova Scotia Appliances Retirement Program
As of February 2011, Nova Scotians are being encouraged to get rid of their second fridge or old freezers and get back rebate incentives.
For more information on the Efficiency Nova Scotia Appliances Retirement Program, please visit: http://www.efficiencyns.ca/for_homes/energy_savings_programs/appliance_retirement_program/
THE SOLUTION IS CLEAR!
Starting October 1, 2010, we are enforcing our new "Clear Bag for Garbage" program and our new bag limit. Please know that each household can still put ONE BLACK GARBAGE BAG out for collection. Any garbage bags over and above ONE BLACK BAG must be clear (with no colour). Also, our sorting and recycling program is UNCHANGED.
Please continue to separate your garbage like you always have. Continue to use blue bags for recyclables if you like. Continue to put your paper in a grocery bag if that's what you are used to doing. Continue to compost as usual.
The new bag limits are 6 GARBAGE, 10 RECYCLABLE BAGS, 1 COMPOST CART.
If you have some difficulty sorting your garbage or have any questions about using clear bags, please contact us by calling 275-2330 or 275-1312.
This Park Is Green
The Kaizer Meadow Environmental Management Centre has been recognized as a leader in the environmental economy. To read Nova Scotia Open to the World's cover article about us, click here.