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Waste and Recycling

Garbage, Recycling & Compost Collection

Wolfville’s garbage, recycling and compost collection is provided by Valley Waste Resource Management. Every resident should have access to a green bin for compost and must sort their waste by plastic, paper, compost and garbage. For information on the proper way to sort your waste click here. 

For General Inquiries:

Telephone (902) 679-1325   1-877-927-8300   

Fax (902) 679-1327

Curbside Collection

You can put out a maximum of eight bags per collection. All eight of those bags can be recycling, but you are limited to four bags for garbage. Collection day is once every two weeks. 

Note: All items must be roadside between 6:00am and 8:00am on collection day.

For your collection day, holiday schedules, fall and spring clean ups and more please click here.

Wolfville Compostable Yard Waste Drop-off Site

The compost drop-off location for the Town of Wolfville changed on June 10, 2023.

Residents can now deliver their compostable yard waste to the Public Works Yard at 200 Dykeland Street. Compost hours and rules will remain the same.

Residents are asked to follow all directions provided by Town Staff at the new location.

Wolfville residents can drop off leaves and yard waste and/or pick up a high organic content of compost that can be used as a soil amendment (up to a ½  ton truck per trip) when available.

The site is open from April to November every year on Saturday only from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The site will close early if our collection bins reach capacity.

Maple Ave Compost Site location is now closed

The Maple Avenue location is now closed, and reclamation of a water course is scheduled. This work includes replacement of a deeply positioned culvert that runs through the property. This culvert is being replaced because it is under-sized. Nova Scotia Environment and engineers may be involved in this process.

As an active construction site, no public access is permitted.

Valley Waste Resource Management

The Valley Region Solid Waste-Resource Management Authority is a body corporate formed under an Inter-Municipal Services Agreement encompassing the Municipality of Annapolis County, the Municipality of the County of Kings, and the Towns of Berwick, Bridgetown, Hantsport, Kentville, Middleton and Wolfville. 

The Authority is a legally-formed body comprised of representatives from each of the eight participating municipal units and meets on a monthly basis to discuss issues and provide a basis on which staff manages the business of the authority. 

For more information about Valley Waste Resource Management visit their website at