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.

Hurricane Season: June 1-November 30 with experts predicting near or above average hurricane season....Read More

hurricane season
Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th, although the risk of hurricanes in Nova Scotia is highest during the months of September and October. Hurricanes are classified by categories ranging from 1 to 5. Regardless of the category a hurricane can cause extensive damage. Wind is responsible for much of the structural damage, as well as the uprooted trees and the downed power lines. Even a significantly weakened hurricane can carry winds strong enough to cause widespread destruction.

Canadian forecasters predicting near or above average 2018 hurricane season. The named storms for this year are:

The Canadian Hurricane Centre expects 10 to 16 named storms, five to nine of which could reach hurricane status. Of those hurricanes, the centre is predicting one to four will be major hurricanes.

The 2018 named storms are:
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For more information please visit the Canadian Hurricane Centre

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You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours. For more information on 72 Hour preparedness click here

If a Hurricane Watch or Hurricane Warning is Issued:

  • Fill your bathtub(s) with water for flushing, washing and cleaning
  • Be sure to tune in to local broadcast networks for updates from authorities
  • Secure all gates, doors and windows
  • Move lawn furniture, trash cans, hanging plants or anything that can be picked up by wind
  • Trim dead or diseased branches from trees to help make them more wind resistant, or remove dead trees entirely. Safety should always be your first priority when trimming trees. Ensure that you are not working near a power line.
  • Park your vehicles in a garage or away from trees
  • Fill your car’s gas tank
  • Keep pets indoors
  • If you own a watercraft be sure it is out of water and up to high ground

Hurricane Watch: If an approaching hurricane is considered a threat to coastal and inland areas, meteorologists issue a hurricane watch. This is meant to alert everyone in the area to be prepared to act if definite hurricane warnings are issued.

Hurricane Warning: A hurricane warning is issued to coastal areas where winds of 118 km. per hour are expected to occur, or if dangerously high waves are expected. The warnings are seldom issued more than 24 hours in advance, sometimes just a few hours before the onset of a hurricane.

When a warning is issued, all recommended precautions must be followed. For more information on hurricanes visit the Canadian Hurricane Centre website.