Waste Collection & Disposal Notices

Special Collections for 2018

Although the Municipality is initiating the pick-up of one bulky item per collection, we are continuing with special collections for 2018. Those dates are as follows:

May 14 - 25

July 16 -27

October 15 -26

For details on what is acceptable and not acceptable during special collection, please see page 10 of the 2018 Waste Collection Calendar.

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Changes to Curbside Collection Program

Starting May 7, municipal residents can put out ONE large, bulky item during EVERY REGULAR WASTE COLLECTION.  The same "acceptable/non-acceptable" rules that apply to special collection will apply to this new bulky item collection. For a list of "acceptable/non-acceptable items, see page 10 of the 2018 Waste Collection Calendar.

Examples of what can be classified as a "bulky item" are as follows (but not limited to):

  • stove
  • chair
  • sofa
  • hot water tank
  • ONE lobster trap
  • ONE pallet
  • small bundles of wood, gyproc or shingles - not weighing more than 50 lbs. and not exceeding 4 feet. These items must be BAGGED (clear bag), BOXED or BUNDLED

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Hours of Operation at Kaizer Meadow

Kaizer Meadow is now open Monday through Saturdays 8 A.M. until 4 P.M.

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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.

If you have any question, please contact 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..

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.


  • 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


  • 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..


Waste Collection

Commercial, institutional, and industrial organizations (IC&I) have access to waste collection and waste disposal services.

For sorting guidelines and information about collection, site closure, and disposal, download a copy of the Waste Collection Calendar.

Hazardous Waste Options for IC&I

Institutional, commercial and industrial customers (IC&I) are not permitted to use the Household Hazardous Waste Depot located at the Kaizer Meadow Environmental Management Centre EXCEPT for the disposal of motor oil and paint. Motor oil must be free of any contaminants, such as antifreeze or gasoline, and must be in labelled, containers that are in relatively good condition (no leaks, rust, etc.). Paint must be in its original container with original label.  The container should be in good condition (no leaks, rust, etc.).

Options for hazardous waste disposal are through private companies that handle specific products.

Hazardous waste item Contact for disposal
 commercial hazardous waste (most)  Atlantic Industrial Cleaners  1-800-565-4383
 Newalta  506-432-5851
 flares and ammunitions  RCMP (Chester Detachment)  902-275-3583
 fluorescent tubes and bulbs  Dan-X  902-446-3950
 methyl ethyl ketone peroxide  Bob Ringer  902-483-4611

Welcome to Kaizer Meadow!

Kaizer Meadow Rocks crop webProsperity and environmental efficiency go hand in hand at the Kaizer Meadow Environmental Management Centre. We are a leading edge facility for business growth, environmental research, innovation and education, and waste management. Our Solid Waste Management Facility is a proven international leader in environmental practices and innovation.

For years, the Kaizer Meadow Solid Waste Facility has led the world in environmental management practices. Today, we are upping the ante on our commitment to sustainable prosperity and environmental expertise with the development of our Eco Park. Our commitment to technological excellence and environmental preservation, as well as our belief that environmental enhancement leads to economic development opportunities, are driving innovation at Kaizer Meadow.

Bringing waste to our facility? Click here.

Location and hours of operation:

We are located at 450 Kaizer Meadow Road, Sherwood. Roughly 20km north of Highway #103 Exit 8 on Route #14.

Monday to Saturday from 8:00am to 4:00pm

Our History

Our success story begins with the Kaizer Meadow Solid Waste Management Facility, an 800-acre parcel of land 20 minutes north east of the historic seaside village of Chester.

Since 2005, the Municipality of the District of Chester has invested millions of dollars in technology and infrastructure that have transformed Kaizer Meadow into an internationally recognized waste management facility. Today, Kaizer Meadow is recognized internationally as a leader and expert in solid waste resource management.


Backyard Composting

Backyard composting is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4!

  1. Choose a backyard composter that you like and then put it in an area with some shade.
  2. Your compost pile must have a good mixture of "browns" (include low nitrogen leaves, hay, straw, paper, and old ashes) and "greens" (include high nitrogen grass clippings, fruit and vegetable peelings, coffee grounds, and weeds.)
  3. Make sure your compost pile is damp and has plenty of air. If it's too wet, add browns or remove the cover. If it's too dry, add water. Add air by poking it with a pitchfork.
  4. Then wait. Compost happens.

The Municipality of Chester has Earth Machines for sale at a cost of $34.65. Please contact us at (902) 275-1312 to order one.

Composting links and resources

Build your own composter