Divert Nova Scotia Education



Divert Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit corporation championing recycling in Nova Scotia. For over 20 years they have helped build a culture of recycling through environmental stewardship, education, and programming that has made Nova Scotia a recognized global innovator in waste diversion solutions. They work in partnership with business, like minded organizations, government and academia to foster stewardship, fund innovation, educate Nova Scotians and support municipal waste management programs province-wide. They are always looking for opportunities to improve our province's environment and economy.  

The CBRM Solid Waste Department works in partnership with Divert NS to educate our residents, schools, institutions and businesses about waste management. Waste Reducation Educators are available to provide assistance with waste management, complete visual waste assessments or provide presentations.  If interested, you are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline (902)567-1337.


2021 Waste Reduction Week

Waste Reduction Week is October 18th – 24th and swapping, sharing, and thrifting items, rather than buying brand new, are easy ways to reduce your waste. They also help you to reduce greenhouse gas emission, save you money, and support your local community. Visit https://divertns.ca/waste-reduction-week to find out more about the impacts and to see a list of local swapping, sharing and thrifting events happening this Waste Reduction Week. #WRWCanada #NothingWasted

Waste Reduction Week 2021 Notice


Waste Reduction Education: Free Classroom Presentations by a Waste Reduction Educator

Do you want help teaching about reducing, reusing, and recycling, or want to book a virtual guest speaker for your classroom, business, or community group?

Contact the local waste educator for CBRM. Their services are provided for free through funding from Divert NS.

To contact a waste educator in your area, visit: https://divertns.ca/local-waste-educators

 Promoting School Presentations 2021


Recycling Your Electronics Responsibly

Do you have unused or unwanted electronics? Instead of throwing them away, consider donating them or giving them to a friend.

If your electronics are beyond repair and reached the end of their useful life, recycle them by taking advantage of industry-led programs, such as EPRA (Electronic Products Recycling Association). EPRA responsibly recycles end-of-life electronics at no additional cost.

To learn more about recycling electronics or the EPRA program visit: https://divertns.ca/electronics

 Electronics Recycling Program 2021


Recycling Your Paint Responsibly

In Nova Scotia, all municipalities provide curbside paper and plastic recycling collection, and over 95% also offer curbside composting. You can recycle other items as well, including beverage containers, old tires, paint, textiles, and hazardous waste. To learn more about other recyclable materials, visit: https://divertns.ca/paint

Paint Recycling graphic


Returning Your Refundables

When you return beverage containers to your local #EnviroDepot, not only do you get your $$ refund, you are also supporting a small business and helping protect our environment! To locate a depot in CBRM visit: https://divertns.ca/find-depot

Beverage Container Program 2021


Waste Reduction Week in Canada

Have empty alcohol containers from the long weekend? Support a #circulareconomy by returning them through your local return program.

Every container counts! Learn why in our infographic with The Beer Store



Waste Reduction Week Circular Economy