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Recycling Facts Regarding Fluid Milk Packaging in Nova Scotia

      The manufacturers of fluid milk packaging used in Nova Scotia have been working for years, directly or through various associations, provincial governments and recycling facilities, to ensure that their packaging is recyclable. 

         The fact that some packages contain a spout does not hinder the ability to recycle the package.

         It is unnecessary to cut the spout out of the package in order for the package to be recycled. This practice should be avoided. 

         Nova Scotia dairies, through a Stewardship Agreement with the Nova Scotia Government, support the recycling of fluid milk packaging throughout Nova Scotia. This agreement provides for annual monitoring by industry to allow the opportunity of reviewing and adjusting system costs. As well, as stated in the agreement, the industry provides funding to Waste Management Regions participating in solid waste management and the recycling of milk packaging. For a copy of the Nova Scotia Milk Packaging Stewardship Agreement, please log on to  or call 1-800-200-7284,  9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday. 

         Nova Scotians are world leaders in recycling; Nova Scotia fluid milk packaging is part of that success. 


How to Recycle Your Fluid Milk Packaging:

1.    Unscrew the cap from the container.

2.    Rinse packaging.

3.    Place in blue or clear bag at curb.



After twelve years, recycling rate increased from 22.5% to 70.5%,
and costs from $275 K to $680 K. 


Recycling Locations in Nova Scotia

Facility Name Municipalities Served Contact Name
Region 1:
Baddeck Enviro Depot and Municipal Recycling Facility

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 370, Baddeck NS
B0E 1B0

Physical address:
440 Margaree Rd., Baddeck, NS
Victoria County Jim MacLean
Region 2: Municipal recyclable materials delivered to the Colchester-Kemptown Recycling Facility
Region 3:
Cumberland Material Recovery Facility

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 549, Amherst, NS
B4H 4A1

Physical address:
60 Lisgar St., Springhill
Cumberland County, Towns of Amherst, Springhill, Oxford, and Parasboro Tanya MacKenzie
Region 4:
Miller Waste Systems, operators of the Halifax Regional MRF

50 Chain Lake Dr., Halifax, NS
B3S 1A1
Halifax Regional Municipality Steve Skeir
Region 5: Contact the Valley Waste Management Centre for information on their Drop-Off sites at their management centres - 1-877-927-8300
Region 6:
Lunenburg Regional Recycling and Composting Facility

Physical address:
908 Mullock Rd., Whynott Settlement, NS
B4V 2W2
Lunenburg (MD), Bridgewater, Lunenburg (Town), Mahone Bay, Chester (MD) Dave Daniels
Region 7:
H&H Recovery Ltd.

58 Main Shore Rd., Yarmouth, NS
B5A 4K2
Town of Yarmouth,
Argyle (MD),
Shelburne (MD),
Town of Lockport,
Yarmouth (MD),
Clare (MD)
Digby (MD),
Town of Digby
David Harris

Most facilities accept materials from the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (non-residential) sector.


Recycling Resources

NS Environment and Labour

NS Waste Resource Contacts

HRM Recycling


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