Waste Collection in Annapolis County

Please be advised that waste collection services will continue to be picked up on the same day and bi-weekly schedule. 

Garbage rules will remain the same (Blue Bag 1 – Paper & Paper products; Blue Bag 2 – Recyclables, cans, plastics, cartons, foam polystyrene products; 3 Clear Bags & 1 Black bag – all other garbage)

Compost will need to be placed in a biodegradable compost bag and placed curbside on the day of your scheduled garbage pick-up. 

The County of Annapolis is providing biodegradable compost bags for residents who wish to pick up from one of the county offices:

396 Main Street, Lawrencetown
271 Granville Street, Bridgetown
752 Saint George Street, Annapolis Royal.

The County of Annapolis has contracted the services of EFR Environmental to ensure the County residents continue to receive the same valued service as in the past.

Your support for your fellow residents during this transition is greatly appreciated.

For regular updates please use one of the following:

Phone:                1-833-360-2454

Compost: A Message For Annapolis County Residents

Open Letter to Residents

Read Commonly Asked Question "What About My Waste"  Click Here

Our new “Waste Hotline” is now active 1-833-360-2454,
as well as the new dedicated email

All inquiries regarding waste matters may now be referred to this phone or email


Please be advised, the waste hotline (1-833-360-2454) is presently experiencing a very high volume of calls. If your call is not being answered and/or you are unable to leave a message please try again later or email your inquiry to We are working diligently to answer and return all calls in a timely manner. Your patience is appreciated.


Calls will be answered between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. However, you are welcome to call the hotline after hours and leave a message. Your call will be returned as quickly as possible.


Again, we thank you for your patience and understanding.

2016-05-17_PH Hamilton MPS LUB


Council Chambers, Municipal Administration Building, Annapolis Royal

11:00 A.M., May 17, 2016

1.       Welcoming Remarks - Warden Reg Ritchie

Format:  Council is to deal with two public hearings.  At the end of the first public hearing that Public Hearing will be closed and Council will open the second public hearing of the day.  At the end of the second public hearing the public hearing will be closed and Council will return to its regular session of Council.

Purpose:  The purpose of a Public Hearing is to permit members of the public to make their views known to Council, via oral or written submissions, concerning, solely, the application before Council.

The 1st Public Hearing is to inform the public of Council’s intention to adopt an amendment to Policy 11.7 and Policy 23.6.1 of the Bridgetown Municipal Planning Strategy and to concurrently adopt an amendment to Part 3.7 and Part 17.1 of the Bridgetown Land Use By-law so as to permit the redevelopment of the property, identified as Property Identification Number 05149653 and civic address 51 Church Street in the community of Bridgetown by development agreement.

Procedure:  all questions and comments throughout the public hearing are required to be addressed to the chair.  The chair will afford an opportunity for public input and will ask that persons speaking identify themselves so that their comments may be recorded in the minutes of these proceedings and that the person speaking identify if they are speaking in favour or against the application.  Written presentations are acknowledged first, followed by public oral presentations.  Questions and comments from Council members are asked to be held until all public comment is heard.

2.       File No. 66520-35 2015 MPS-004: Bridgetown MPS & LUB Amendment

a.              Presentation by Planner – Application Specifics & Planning Process

b.             Presentation of the Request - applicant

c.              Acknowledgement of Written Submissions (Municipal Clerk)

d.             Call for Oral Presentations (open discussion from the floor – public)

i.               1st call for comments against the application

ii.             2nd call for comments against the application

iii.           3rd call for comments against the application

iv.           1st call for comments in support of the application

v.             2nd call for comments in support of the application

vi.           3rd call for comments in support of the application

e.              Call for questions or comments from Council Members

3.       Planning Process Next Steps (Planner)

a.              Definition of Planning Document - MGA 191 (n) (ii) means an amendment to a MPS and a LUB amendment to carry out a MPS amendment (not a DA – this is adopted by policy)

b.             2nd Reading of adoption of amendments options – today or later?

c.              Council Direction – all contracts to be reviewed by Solicitor

d.             Voting procedures – MGA 205 (8): Council shall adopt amendments to a planning document, at 2nd Reading, by a majority vote of the maximum number of members that may be elected to Council (12).

e.              Voting Attendance MGA 205 (7): Only those council members present at the public hearing may vote on 2nd Reading of the amendments to a planning document.

f.              MGA 208 – planning documents are subject to Provincial Director of Planning’s review.  Determines if Ministerial approval is required.

g.             Upon completion of (f) notice of approval ad placed in local paper

4.       Closing Comments and Adjournment (Warden)

5.       Open next Public Hearing (Warden)