Funded mainly by the half-back consumer deposit on recyclable beverage containers, the depots are run by independent contractors.
They collect beverage containers and other recyclable materials, sort the materials, and send them to a central processing facility, where the products are baled for shipment to the market.
- Adams Bottle Exchange Ltd.
5962 Gold River Rd
Chester Basin, NS
- Victor & Douglas Oickle Bottle Exchange
100 High Street
- Corkum's Recycling Limited
376 - Hwy 324 Lilydale
- Wentzell's Bottle Recycling
130 - Hwy 208
New Germany, NS
Click here for a full listing of ENVIRO-DEPOT™ locations in Nova Scotia.
Derelict Vehicle Recycling
Do you need your old
vehicle disposed of safely
and easily? This is a
contact list of local
businesses who provide this
service. Normally there is no
charge if the vehicle is easily
accessible, however, you will
have to confirm this when
you contact them.
For more information click here.
As part of a program developed in 2001, all pharmacies provide their customers with a free sharps disposal container, and accept the full containers for safe disposal. Sharps (needles) should be placed in a sharps container and returned to your local pharmacy.
For your safety and the safety of others, sharps should only be placed in a Safe Sharps Container.
DO NOT put needles, syringes or lancets in plastic bottles or jugs.
DO NOT put needles, syringes or lancets in garbage or recycling bags.
DO NOT flush needles, syringes or lancets down the toilet.
DO NOT burn needles, syringes or lancets.
This program does not include used sharps from medical, dental or veterinary clinics, home care professionals, intravenous drug users, or farms. To properly dispose of these types of sharps, please contact your respective professional association.
For more information contact: RRFB Nova Scotia at 1-877-313-7732 (http://www.rrfb.com/pages/programs/Sharps.cfm), your community pharmacy, the Canadian Diabetes Association, or a local Diabetes Centre.
Please follow these steps to safely dispose of syringes, needles, and lancets.
|Pick up a free Safe Sharps container at your community pharmacy or Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) Supply Centre.
||Place your used syringes, needles and lancets into the Safe Sharps container.
||When the container is almost full, seal the lid.
||Return the sealed container to your community pharmacy or CDA Supply Centre.
|Used sharps must be handled properly. Do not put used sharps in plastic bottles or jugs for disposal. Also, do not place sharps in recycling or garbage bags as they may harm people handling garbage and recyclables. Needlestick injuries from used sharps may cause infections or diseases.
Construction and Demolition
Construction and demolition materials take up precious landfill space and waste valuable resources. Many of these materials can be reused or recycled, prolonging our supply of natural resources and potentially saving money in the process.
At the end of a building’s life, demolition generates large amounts of materials that can be reused or recycled, principally wood, concrete and other types of masonry, and drywall. Rather than demolish an entire building, consider “deconstructing” all or part of the structure.
Deconstruction is the orderly dismantling of building components for reuse or recycling. In contrast to demolition, where buildings are knocked down and materials are either landfilled or recycled, deconstruction involves carefully taking apart portions of buildings or removing their contents with the primary goal being to reuse the materials. It can be as simple as stripping out cabinetry, fixtures, and windows, or as involved as manually taking apart the building frame.
Other Classified Websites for Used Materials
Kijiji offers classifieds for our region in buy and sell, jobs, housing, pets, personals and other categories. Browse, search or post a free ad by visiting: http://halifax.kijiji.ca/
You can check out Castle Building Supplies and Bucks Home Hardware, Bridgewater: they have ‘free bins’ of damaged wood you could use for odd jobs or firewood. You are also doing your part by reusing!
Buy Used Building Materials
The following are suppliers of used building supplies: