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Otter Lake Waste Processing & Disposal Facility

Located at Exit 3 off Highway 103

Hours of Operation:



(drop-off area only)

6:00 AM - 7:00 PM

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • No Commercial Waste is permitted on Sundays - Residential drop-off only.
  • Holiday hours of operation

    Monday, May 17 - CLOSED

    Saturday, May 20- OPEN 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


  • Tipping fee is $100 (+ HST) per 1, 000 kg (tonne)
  • Material weighing up to 100 kg is charged a flat fee of $5.00
  • Material weighing 100 kg or more is charged $10.00 (+ HST) per 100 kg
  • Rates are subject to change.
  • Payment accepted by cash, debit or credit card.
  • A deposit may be required for cash customers.
  • Acceptance of waste materials at the Otter Lake Facility is subject to the disposal requirements of Nova Scotia Environment.

    All loads arriving at the Otter Lake Facility are subject to inspection for unacceptable content and the acceptance standards of the Municipality.

    The following materials are unacceptable for disposal at the Otter Lake Facility:

    Waste materials incompatible with operation of the facility including, but not limited to:

  • Liquid Wastes or Sludges
  • Explosives or Flammables
  • Dangerous / Hazardous Goods
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Asbestos
  • Animal Carcasses
  • Biomedical or Infectious Wastes
  • International Wastes
  • Construction, Demolition & Renovation Debris
  • Wastes which produce a toxic leachate
  • Unapproved Special Wastes
  • Provincially Banned Materials:

  • Redeemed beverage containers
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Newsprint
  • Used tires
  • Automotive lead-acid batteries
  • Leaf and yard waste
  • Post-consumer paint products
  • Ethylene glycol (automotive antifreeze)
  • Steel/tin food containers
  • Glass food containers
  • #2 HDPE non-hazardous containers
  • Low density polyethylene bags and packaging
  • Compostable organic material
  • Designated electronic devices
  • Materials Recycling Facility

    The Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) processes all blue bag and fibre (paper and cardboard) collected in HRM's residential curbside program.

    20 Horseshoe Lake Drive, Bayer's Lake Park, Halifax

    Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 6:00pm

    Saturday, May 20 - OPEN 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.


    There is a $30 per tonne fee for drop-off. Loads weighing under 50 kilograms are no charge. Public drop off bins for paper and blue bag material are available during operating hours.

    Compost Facilities

    Only Commercial Haulers on account may deliver material to the compost facilites.

  • 80 Gloria McClusky Avenue, Burnside
    Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Ragged Lake Compost Facility

  • 61 Evergreen Place, Ragged Lake
    Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Residential Waste Hauler Customer Service

    Inquiries regarding missed or late collection may be directed to the waste hauler in your area or to HRM at 311.

    Area 1
    Former City of Halifax



    Area 2
    Former City of Dartmouth

    Area 3
    Bedford, Hammond Plains, Pockwock & area

    GFL 902-468-5163

    Area 4
    Beechville/Lakeside/Timberlea, Prospect & west

    Area 5
    Sackville, Fall River, Dutch Settlement & area

    Area 6
    Cole Harbour/Westphal, Eastern Passage & area

    Area 7
    Porters Lake, Chezzetcook, Preston & area

    Leo J. Beazley Ltd. 902-465-6053

    Area 8
    Elderbank, Musquodoboit & all Eastern Shore

    Eastern Shore Cartage 902-885-2382

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