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.

Wildfire Season (March 15 to October 15)

audio imageThe risk of wildfires is highest during the dry season(March 15 to October 15)  when the earth and forests lack moisture. Although you may not be able to eliminate the risk of wildfire you can take measures to protect your home and property.

  • In the event of a fire, call 911.
  • Have a smoke detector installed in every hallway, on every floor, including the basement. Check batteries regularly.
  • Be extremely careful when using candles. Never leave candles burning unsupervised, or around children or pets. Make sure the candle is secured in a stable candlestick and do not burn down any lower than two inches.
  • Deposits in the chimney pose a serious fire risk. Have your fireplace swept out and inspected regularly.
  • Do not pile up debris, garbage or garden supplies against an exit door. This may be an important evacuation route in an emergency.
  • Store firewood a safe distance from the house and keep covered
  • Open fires are prohibited in most municipalities. Do not burn leaves, twigs or garden debris – this material should be composted or hauled away.
  • Store pool maintenance products in a dry, well-ventilated location, outside the home and away from organic materials, gasoline, motor oil and turpentine.

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For more information on fire safety visit the Department of Natural Resources website. 

During the wildfire risk season (March 15 to October 15) all domestic brush burning and campfires must adhere to daily Nova Scotia burning restrictions. This page is updated at 2:00 pm daily.

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