Waste Management

Waste ManagementWaste Management

Who processes, collects and transports waste?

The Municipality is responsible for collecting, transporting, processing, composting and disposing of municipal and private sector solid waste and recyclables, as well as household hazardous waste. Our region is required by law to sort their waste into three streams (Waste Check - Seperation Guide)

  • The collection and transport of waste is handled by a contractor hired by the Municipality of Argyle, WasteCo Limited
  • Processing of waste, including our residential garbage (white bags), hazardous waste, and construction and debris is handled by the Yarmouth County Solid Waste Management Authority, an Authority owned by the three municipal units of Yarmouth County
  • Construction and debris material is defined as waste wood, metals, asphalt shingles and other construction material
  • The processing facility for services above is located at our landfill site, at 1934 Hardscratch Road, in Yarmouth
  • Processing of compost is handled by the Town of Yarmouth, at the same landfill facility as above
  • Processing of Recyclable material is handled by a contractor, Scotia Recycling Ltd, at 273 Forest Street, in Yarmouth.

 

What should you know as a resident of Argyle?

  • Residential waste is collected curb side on a scheduled day.(Garbage Collection Schedule) Businesses are responsible for their own disposal needs and must follow the disposal By-Laws. A dwelling with 5 or more units is categorized as commercial
  • As a resident of Argyle, you can personally deliver up to 200 kg’s of waste directly to Hardscratch Road at no cost. Residential waste and residential recyclables are accepted and can be conveniently and safely dropped off at a public drop off
  • Residential hazardous materials such as corrosive cleaners and solvents, house & garden pesticides and herbicides, etc. should to be dropped off at the Transfer Station for proper disposal
  • Electronic waste (computers, tv’s etc) are not accepted at the landfill, and can be dropped off at the Enviro Depot location on Hardscratch Road in Yarmouth (Electronics Approved EPRA Drop Off Centres)
  • Waste Check & Resource Recovery Fund Board (RRFB) provides education regarding solid waste management. You can visit their website at Waste Check & https://divertns.ca/
  • The cost of curb collection, disposal, and processing of waste streams are included in your regular tax bill

By-Law # 27A - Solid Waste Resource Collection And Disposal

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