Recycling / Waste Management
The Joint Services Board is responsible for garbage collection, recycling and waste management servcies for the Town of Shelburne.
To view the collection callendar, please click here.
Winter Collection Tips
CLEAR BAGS FOR GARBAGE PROGRAM
Coming Soon. Currently 40 out of the 52 municipalities in NS have switched to allowing only clear plastic bags for garbage to reduce inspection time and increase safety on the job. The program also reduces the amount of recyclables and organic waste "hidden" in a garbage bag! Municipalities that have implemented such programs have seen up to a 35% decrease in the amount of waste buried in Landfill, thats 35% less garbage to collect and transport to landfill which in our case is 140 km away!!
Shelburne Shared Services (Municipality of Shelburne, Town of Shelburne and Town of Lockeport) are working now to amend their By-Laws to implement a clear bag for garbage program where one black (opaque) bag will be allowed for 'privacy items' (this bag will still be subject to inspection) but all other garbage must be placed in clear bags and recyclables in blue bags.
Please watch for information sessions being held in your area, everyone is encourage to attend!