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Pictou County Solid Waste is dedicated to reducing waste in homes, businesses, communities and classrooms. We work together with Pictou County residents to make waste reduction a priority. Through our education programs we are able to promote proper sorting and waste management. Our programs include interactive classroom presentations, public presentations for all ages, event greening and business education. Details about each program below.

DivertNS is a not-for-profit corporation that helps drive the culture of waste reduction and recycling in Nova Scotia. DivertNS has created easy to use, curriculum aligned lesson plans for grades P-6. Get them for free here: 



Classroom Presentations

Our educator is available for classroom presentations at no cost. In the classroom you can expect curriculum-aligned lesson plans focused on recycling, composting and waste reduction that are suitable for grades P-12. The Environmental Education Program helps inspire students to take an active role in reducing, reusing, and recycling at school and at home. Presentations can be tailored to meet your classes needs and learning objectives. Presentation topics can include: Recycling 101, History of Garbage, Diversity of Life (Ocean Plastics and Ocean Life), Reducing our Footprint and more. All presentations are interactive and a great opportunity to learn more about our environment! Fill our the form below to book a presentation or call (902) 396-1495.


Site Tours

Come visit us! We’d would be happy to arrange a tour of our facility for students. Get a first hand look of how your garbage, recycling and compost is handled once it is picked up off the curb! Learn all about waste reduction and the impact our garbage has on the earth. These tours teach the importance of taking care of our planet. To book a tour, fill out the form below and we will do our best to accommodate you.


Public Presentations

Does your business or community group sometimes struggle with properly sorting waste? We can help! Our educator is happy to visit your group or business to speak about ‘What Goes Where’ and provide resources for proper sorting. Are you up to date with waste management practices in Nova Scotia? We will make sure you know everything there is to know about sorting waste, composting, recycling and effective waste management. Let us help you get a little greener!

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Residential Education

Are you a landlord in Pictou County? Unsorted garbage can result in higher costs for you. Let’s get everyone on the same page! Our educator can provide information packets to each resident in your building to ensure that everyone has the proper tools to sort their waste correctly. We are happy to speak with residents and answer any and all their questions. Check out our Resources page for more helpful information for landlords!

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