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.

Bylaw Enforcement / Animal Control

The Bylaw Enforcement / Animal Control Officer responds to bylaw related issues: Dogs (Animal Control), Orderly and Peaceful Conduct, various Policies and Bylaws as directed by Municipal Council, as well as Dangerous and Unsightly Premises. Through education, we aim to make our Municipality a safer place for the residents, employees and properties within the County.

If you have questions about…
  • Dog Registration (County residents have the option to register their dog on a volunteer basis for a one-time fee of $25.00. The registration can be transferred to a subsequent dog, with the registration information updated. A fee of $5.00 is required for a replacement tag. If your dog has been picked up by Animal Control a tag must be purchased before it will be released.)
  • Trap-Neuter-Return Program  Click Here
  • Lost and Found Dogs and Cats  Click Here
  • Noise - Please refer to our S5 Orderly and Peaceful Conduct Bylaw
  • Neighbours livestock out of fence - Please refer to our A2 Livestock At Large Bylaw
  • Dangerous & Unsightly Premises - Please refer to our A.M. 1.4.15 Dangerous and Unsightly Premises Police  

If you are having a problem with raccoons or other wildlife, contact NS Natural Resources at 902-584-2229.

Bylaw Enforcement Officers are available between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday except holidays. Emergency after-hours services for fierce and dangerous or injured animals is available between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. by calling the 902-584-3693 and calls will be checked periodically. Messages may be left outside of regular hours regarding non-emergency matters which will be responded to during regular working hours.

Bylaw Enforcement / Animal Control Officers are not available evenings or weekends but if the situation is an emergency (a serious situation or occurrence that happens unexpectedly and demands immediate action), please call RCMP and your information will be forwarded to a Bylaw Enforcement / Animal Control Officer.

Cruelty concerns/complaints such as abandonment, neglect or abuse must be reported to the Provincial SPCA Office at 902-835-4798 or toll-free 1-888-703-7722 or