The Municipality of the District of Shelburne offers a number of services to ensure residents have facilities to dispose of all their waste properly. All regular waste (including bulky waste – rugs, mattresses and upholstered furniture), recycling and compost is collected on a bi-weekly schedule.

All metals and appliances are collected during a scheduled special collection once in the spring and once in the fall.

Regional Materials Recovery Facility

The Regional Materials Recovery Facility located at 4571 Highway #3, West Green Harbour, is a transfer station that accepts separated construction and demolition waste, yard waste and scrap metal items.


Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Saturday, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

$60.00 per tonne for Construction and Demolition Debris – *Minimum tip fee of $3.00 on all construction waste*

Methods of Payment are cash, cheque and debit are accepted on site. Customers may make an application to the Municipality for set up of a charge account.

The following acceptable items must be separated into the following streams:

  • Wood and Wooden Furniture
  • Shingles
  • Gypsum board/drywall, Plaster
  • Vinyl/plastic building materials, carpeting, built up roofing, ceiling tiles, vinyl flooring & linoleum, wiring, lighting fixtures, fibreglass and styrofoam insulation.

Effective on October 1st, 2020, The Regional Materials Recovery Facility (C&D site) will no longer be accepting tree stumps, or brush that is bigger than 6 inches in diameter.  For more information on proper disposal please contact Ryan Jamieson, 902-875-7026.

The following items are accepted free of charge and must be separted:

  • Scrap Metal*
  • Metal Appliances*
  • Wire Lobster Traps
  • Leaf and Yard Waste
  • Rope

Metals are also picked up at curbside during Spring and Fall Metal Collections.

Eviro Depot & Electronics Recycling

Return your refundables and electronics to:

King Street Enviro-Depot
108 King Street (Harlow’s Construction across from Shelburne Mall)

Monday ……….Closed
Wednesday…..8am to 4:30pm
Thursday….….…8am to 4:30pm
Friday……………..8am to 4:30pm
Saturday………..8am to 1pm


NOTE **all bags MUST be see through and counted with the count number marked on each bag

  • Aluminum cans (pop and beer)
  • Plastic bottles *NO CAPS* any size except liquor
  • Pints
  • Plastic liquor (over 501ml)
  • Tetra juice packs
  • Kool-Aid jammers
  • Gable juice boxes
  • Steel cans (tomato juice, pineapple etc.)
  • Others–white plastic, brown plastic juice and any other odd refundables

If you have any questions please call during open hours 902-265-3008

For a complete list of acceptable refundable containers go to: Refundable Beverage Containers

For a complete list of acceptable electronic materials visit Nova Scotia Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA)

Household Hazardous Waste

Located at 243 Sandy Point Road

Hours of Operation
First and Third Monday of Each Month (Tuesday if Monday is a Holiday)
9:00 am – 1:00 pm and 2:00 – 4:00 pm (Closed 1:00 – 2:00 for lunch)

All hazardous waste must be contained in a spillproof container or it will not be accepted.

Acceptable Items

  • Household Cleaners
  • Paint
  • Acid Batteries
  • Pesticides
  • Fuels
  • Waste Oil
  • Propane Tanks

Other Disposal Methods

  • Tires (rims removed) can be returned, up to 4 at a time, to any tire retailer in Nova Scotia
  • Pharmaceuticals, sharps and drugs – please contact your local Pharmacy for proper disposal instructions.
  • Propane tanks larger than 20lbs. – must go back to the distributor (Speedy, Superior, etc.)

For more information contact the Waste Diversion Officer at 902-875-5336.

Appliance Retirement Program

Get rid of old fridges and freezers the easy way. Older fridges and freezers can use more electricity than any other appliance in your home, so retiring them can mean real savings—up to $180 a year. Efficiency Nova Scotia will pick them up, recycle them properly, and give you $30.

For more details on how to participate click here.