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.

Blizzards, Severe Winter Storms and Power Outages

The Emergency Management Office supports municipalities in preparing for emergencies, but each of us has an individual responsibility to prepare ourselves and our families for emergencies.

For all emergencies, you need to Make a plan and have an emergency kit ready in a portable container so you can take with you in an evacuation.

It's also a good idea to charge your devices, have spare chargers ready, and have at least one battery-operated or crank radio so you can listen to updates and watch for local alerts on social media (@remoannapolis and @nsemo on Twitter).

Nova Scotians are encouraged to be ready to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency. Being prepared means :
- Knowing the Risks
- Developing a Plan, and
- Preparing a Kit

Blizzards are Winter Storms
Blizzards are winter storms with winds higher than 40 km/h causing blowing or drifting snow that is are expected to reduce visibility for at least four hours.

Travel can become treacherous very quickly during blizzards, so stay off Winter Driving Emerg Kitthe roads if you can. If yowinter car kitu must travel, fill the gas tank and take a winter car emergency kit with food, water, blankets, sand, and a shovel.

The safest place to be is inside, with the heat turned up, monitoring radio, television, and social media for updates. Don't forget to bring your pets inside too!

Power outages
Plan ahead for power outages by adding an alternate heat source to your home. Purchase a wind-up or battery-powered radio and charge your electronic devices so you can monitor information from local officials.

Turn off your appliances during the outage, but leave one light on inside and outside so you and power crews will know when the power is restored.

Never use barbecues, generators, or camping equipment indoors, even in your garage.

Be sure to discard unsafe food.

If your power is out you call Nova Scotia Power Outage Line at 1-877-428-6004. Please Do Not Call 911 to report a power outage or to check on a restoration time.