Waste Collection for Good Friday & Easter Monday
Waste collection scheduled for Good Friday (April 14) has been cancelled and rescheduled for Saturday, April 15. Please have your waste at the curb for 8 A.M. or you may be missed. This affect the collection route known as Friday Week A. In addition, Kaizer Meadow will be closed on Good Friday and will reopen from 8 A.M. until 4 P.M. on Saturday, April 15.
Waste will be collected as usual on Easter Monday (April 17) and Kaizer Meadow will be open.
Earth Day Challenge
The 2017 Earth Day Challenge will be held on Wednesday, April 19.
To register your group, school, community group, etc., please call the Public Works Department (902-275-1312) or Kaizer Meadow (902-275-2330). Each group will recieve bags, gloves and a certificate acknowledging their participation.
Hours of Operation at Kaizer Meadow
Kaizer Meadow is now open Monday through Saturdays 8 A.M. until 4 P.M.
The PREFERRED Option
Compostable (plastic-like) bags have been permitted in our green cart program for quite a few years. However, they have a negative effect on the processing of organic material.
The compostable bags get stuck in the grinding equipment at the Lunenburg Regional Community Recycling Centre (LRCRC), where our organics are processed. Additionally, when the bags make their way into the curing (aging/maturing) stage, they do not breakdown, even a year after sitting in the compost pile. As a result, the LRCRC has asked the Municipality of Chester to support the use of paper-based (bags, boxboard liners, newspaper) products in our green cart program, or, alternatively, do not use any liners at all. Paper products are easily shredded in the grinding equipment and break down easily.
We fully support the LRCRC's request and we are urging residents and businesses to switch to paper voluntarily, effective immediately.
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.