With regulations and a provincial strategy for managing solid waste, we're wasting less, recycling more and reaping the environmental, economic and social benefits.
The Nova Scotia Government is committed to maintaining a goal of 50% waste diversion and to reach a target for waste disposal of no more than 300 kilograms per person per year (kg/per/yr) by the year 2015.
By essentially turning waste from an unpleasant by-product of modern living into an exploitable resource, our waste management approach is positioning Nova Scotia among world leaders in environmental stewardship.
The Province of Nova Scotia has become a world leader at diverting valuable materials from disposal. Seizing the opportunity to turn waste into resources, the Province has created hundreds of jobs while protecting the natural beauty of Nova Scotia. We are investing in our people and our newest natural resource: solid waste.
Nova Scotia's recycle program includes controlling the following:
- compost disposal site for leaves, trees, grass and garden waste
- construction and demolition debris disposal program
- solid waste landfill with disposal bans on recyclable items
- the program prohibits disposal of "substance" products which expel sound, vibration, heat, radiation, or other form of energy,
- division of recyclables which includes glass, metals, paper, cardboard and some plastics.
- groundwater monitoring to protect ground and surface water sheds and air quality
Less waste means fewer and safer disposal sites, a cleaner environment and a stronger economy. Nova Scotia is moving into the next century with a sustainable vision and a will to ensure that our natural resources are protected and job opportunities are maximized for future generations.
Nova Scotia Environment :
Recycle today for a cleaner tomorrow
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