Solid Waste

Solid waste services cost Nova Scotians over $120 million a year. NSFM is part of the Solid Waste Priorities Committee and is working with the Solid Waste Chairs, Divert NS, the Nova Scotia Environment and the Department of Municipal Affairs on a number of initiatives.  One is a study on the effectiveness and efficiency of the current solid waste resource management system in the province.  An RFP was issued and a contract awarded in early 2018. The Request for proposal is below.  The study will take several months.

The second major initiative is to develop a model for extended producer responsibility for printed paper and packaging.   Consultations will be held in the spring and summer of 2018 with municipalities and stakeholders.   A fact sheet on EPR is below.