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Household Hazardous Waste

Efficiency Nova Scotia's Mercury Collection Program

Mercury is a toxic pollutant that can threaten our environment, wildlife and human health.

By recycling mercury containing products, we can help reduce the amount of mercury polluting our environment.

In conjunction with Efficiency Nova Scotia, the Municipality of Chester will be accepting mercury containing items at the Kaizer Meadow Environmental Management Centre, free of charge. To learn more about this program, please click here.

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS:

  • Business lighting (CFLs, fluomeric lamp, fluorescent tubes [T5, T8, T12], fluorescent U-tubes)
  • Residential lighting (CFLs, fluorescent tubes [T5, T8, T12])
  • Thermostats
  • Barometers & vacuum gauges
  • Button cell batteries
  • Flame sensor (e.g. gas range)
  • Float switches
  • Flowmeters
  • Household, industrial & labratory thermometers
  • Hydrometres
  • Hygrometers/psychrometers
  • Loose liquid mercury
  • Manometers
  • Medical devices
  • Pressure switches
  • Pyrometers
  • Relays
  • Sphygmomanometers
  • Thermostat probe
  • Tilt switches

NON-ACCEPTABLE ITEMS:

  • Incandescent bulbs
  • LEDs

Questions? Call Kaizer Meadow at 902-275-2330 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Household Hazardous Waste Depot is located at Kaizer Meadow Environmental Management Centre. It is open to all residents of the Municipality during regular hours (Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm and Sat, 8am-noon).

Many products we use are hazardous and should not be thrown in the garbage. They can be harmful to the waste collector when included in the regular stream of curbside waste. Kaizer Meadow gladly accepts all labelled, residential, household hazardous waste as long as it's in a non-leaking container.

We will accept We will NOT accept
paint commercial, industrial and institutional waste
herbicides and pesticides biomedical waste
cleaners and bleaches excessive amounts of material
wood preservatives compressed gas cylinders (oxygen, helium, etc.)
fluorescent lights, including CFL flares (take to RCMP)
solvents, varnishes, stains and thinners ammunition (take to RCMP)
used oils and transmission fluids  
batteries  
empty and full aerosol containers  
fire extinguishers