Garbage 101

Town of Antigonish

The following information is intended to provide some guidance and contact information to assist with waste management at your place of residence. 

Resident & Tenant Waste Management Information

Separate Your Waste

Blue Bag Recycling:  include glass, cans, plastics and cartons. These items must be placed in blue plastic bag. Go to the Town of Antigonish Recycling page  to learn more.

Paper Recycling: Newspaper and dry, clean paper can also go out for recycling every week. Paper must be placed in a separate grocery bag or clear garbage bag. 

Green Cart Composting: All your organic waste, including food waste, cereal boxes and paper towels, go in your green cart or compost bin.  Go to the Town of Antigonish Recycling page  to learn more.

Garbage: Any waste you can't recycle or compost is garbage. It goes in a clear garbage bag. Go to the Town of Antigonish Recycling page  to learn more.

Household Hazardous Waste: Hazardous waste, including batteries, paint and motor oil, must be taken to a household hazardous waste disposal depot. Go to the Town of Antigonish Recycling page  to learn more.


Please return rechargeable batteries that are no longer of use to your place of purchase. Household batteries (alkaline, carbon-zinc, lithium, mercury, silver, and zinc) can now be placed at curbside. put the batteries in a small bag, (i.e. zippered sandwich bag), and place the bag on top of, or next to, your green organics cart. The Town of Antigonish has made arrangements for the batteries to be collected and transported for proper disposal.

Collection Day and Schedules

Use this map to show you the area and weekday your waster will be collected Town Map  

Use this calendar to determine the date(s) your waste will be collected. Calendar

All unpacked?

Please do not leave empty corrugated cardboard boxes piled up on the sidewalk. Your empty cardboard boxes must be flattened, cut into armload sizes and tied in bundles for collection. The cardboard must be kept dry until placed at the curb on collection day.


Live in the county of Antigonish?

In the Municipality of the County of Antigonish, GARBAGE and ORGANICS are collected every week. Residents are reminded that it is their responsibility to keep garbage/recyclable boxes clean and in usable repair.

Use this link to check the calendar for the day your waste will be collected - Calendar

Not sure if a specific item is recycled – check here - Waste Wizard

Please note any items that are not deemed as being recyclable or compostable and have not been banned from the landfill can be placed at curbside in clear bags for collection. A maximum of three (3) garbage bags per household per week can be placed at curbside. Garbage bags should not exceed 40 lbs.