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Download our waste separation guide for easy access to sorting information including recyclables, organics and garbage bags. If you have any questions, please reach out and we'd be happy to help.



Looking to purchase waste separation containers for your office, work, business, organization, or even your home? All manufacturers listed are Canadian-based and will fit your waste reduction needs.

Tartan Trading - "Easy Sorter"

Made locally in Weymouth, NS. Various standard and custom designs to meet your needs.

ABCO Industries Limited

Located in Lunenburg, NS. Builds and sells various recycling and waste separation containers.

Busch Systems

Will meet any requirements with a wide variety of designs and styles of containers to choose from.

The Bin Doctor

Located in Dartmouth, NS. Sells and distributes waste separation containers from various manufacturers.

OMG Atlantic

Offering unique designs for waste separation containers. Atlantic-based.

Clean River Recycling Solutions

Manufactures recycling containers, bins, and cabinets made from raw materials with the highest recycled content available.

  • Why clear bags for garbage?
    We have switched to clear bags to increase the amount of recyclables and organics and decrease what is ending up in the landfill. We know that there are still people who are not participating in our recycling and composting programs. The use of clear bags makes it simple to inspect bags for banned materials.
  • Can I still use clear bags for recyclables?
    No. Recyclables must be placed in blue bags. This will eliminate any confusion between garbage and recycling.
  • What happens if I don't follow the rules? Will clear bags be enforced?
    Like all new programs, there will be a grace period to allow people to adjust to the changes. However, you are expected to use clear bags and clear bags will be enforced.
  • Does everyone have to use clear bags?
    Yes. At home and at work, everyone is expected to use clear bags.
  • What if I need to use black bags for personal/medical items?
    For people with health issues contact Waste Check to arrange a visit to discuss your needs.
  • What about kitty litter, dog feces and diapers?
    These can be placed right in your clear bags.
  • How do I dispose of dryer lint and fabric softener sheets?
    Place in your clear garbage bag.
  • How do you dispose of wet/soiled paper products?
    They can be placed in your green cart for composting.
  • How do you dispose of milk containers?
    All milk cartons and jugs should be rinsed and go in recycle Blue Bag#2 with your containers and other recyclables.
  • How do you dispose of STOVE ASHES?
    Due to fire hazard, stove ashes are NOT acceptable in the green cart. Ashes are best disposed of on your property. Ashes are also accepted in your regular garbage, but must be bagged separately with Ashes clearly marked on the outside. Please remember that no matter which method of disposal you use, that you ensure ashes are cold prior to disposal.
  • How do you dispose of Styrofoam food containers/cups and packing materials?
    They are all garbage and should be placed in your clear garbage bag.
  • How do you dispose of CAR BATTERIES?
    Car batteries can be taken to your local ENVIRO-DEPOT or check with your local garage.
  • Where does leftover paint go?
    Most household paint can be returned to your local ENVIRO-DEPOT for recycling. Call Waste Check for more information.
  • How do I dispose of empty paint cans?
    Empty Paint Cans are part of the paint recycling program so can be returned to your local enviro depot for recycling. Please contact Waste Check for more information.
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