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.


The County of Annapolis provides sewer service and operates three sewage treatment plants in Nictaux, Bridgetown, and Cornwallis Park. We also provide sewer service to residents on Junction Road, in Lequille, Granville Ferry, Bear River, and in Deep Brook through agreements with neighbouring municipalities.

Our staff closely monitor treatment protocols as determined by Nova Scotia Environment. Municipal Staff collect and test samples on a weekly basis at an independent lab and report the results to Nova Scotia Environment. Inspections and required repairs are carried out to all plants and systems as needed, and a computerized monitoring system scans each system 24 hours a day and alerts our staff to any issues that may arise immediately. In addition, staff are available by phone 24 hours a day to respond to service interruptions.

Sewer Connection:

If you are building in an area of sewer service and would like to request to be connected to the system please fill out this form here:  Click Here

Drop off of the application and payment can be submitted to the following locations:

  • Annapolis Royal Municipal Administration Office, 752 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal
  • Bridgetown County Office, 271 Granville Street, Bridgetown
  • Lawrencetown County Office, 396 Main Street, Lawrencetown

Sewer System Maps:

Click Here

Sewer Billing:

Sewer billing takes place annually in May, or quarterly with your water bill in Bridgetown. Bills are mailed out to customers by post. Overdue accounts will be subject to interest charges.

If you are a current sewer customer and have a concern or question about your bill or payments please contact the finance department at 902-532-2331.

Payment Options:

There are several methods in order to conveniently pay your sewer bill.

  • In person at our Bridgetown (271 Granville Street), Lawrencetown (396 Main Street), or Annapolis Royal (752 St. George Street) County Offices using cash, cheque, or debit.
  • Local financial institutions- check with your bank directly to confirm availability.
  • Online Banking through your financial institution.
Private Septic Systems:

For information and resources on private septic systems, please visit Nova Scotia Environment’s website:   Click Here

Sewer Bylaws:

S7 Sewer Connection Bylaw            Click Here

M10 Sewer Charges Bylaw              Click Here

Bridgetown Sewer Bylaw S1            Click Here

Bridgetown Sewer Bylaw S2            Click Here

Bridgetown Sewer Charge Bylaw     Click Here