Waste Collection/Recycling


The Municipality of the District of Chester has a four-stream waste management system. The streams (and limits) are

Stream* Limit (every two weeks)

 6 bags
 (one black + 5 clear)

 Recyclables  10 blue bags (in combination with recyclable paper)
 Recyclable Paper  10 clear bags (in combination with blue bag recyclables)
 Compost  1 green cart (provided by Municipality 902-275-2330)

*clear bags can be used for garbage, recyclables and paper as long as they are in a separate bag for each stream.


Download and print our   Sorting Guide  or look for it in our Waste Collection Calendar.

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, check your Waste Collection Calendar. If your collection day falls on a holiday, collection will be rescheduled for the following Saturday if the site is also closed. If you are still unsure, please call 902-275-2330.

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.

When collecting your waste, the collection trucks will collect from ONE SIDE OF THE ROAD AT A TIME. They are not permitted to cross the road to retrieve waste as it poses a safety hazard.