Events and Contests

Special Drop-Off Event for Antigonish Residents

Household Hazardous Waste is leftover or unwanted household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients. Proper disposal protects both us and the environment.

Where: Antigonish Mall Parking Lot

When: Friday, September 22, 2017 from 8 AM to 5 PM
Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 9 AM to 2 PM

‘NEW’ – We will also accept electronic waste such as Desktop Computers, Portable Computers, Desktop Printers, Display Devices, Personal and Portable Audio/Video Systems, Home Audio/Video Systems, Non-Cellular Devices. A complete list of items can be found at

Residential amounts of the above will be accepted FREE OF CHARGE!!!

Reminder: Empty, dry paint cans are garbage. Remove the cover before placing in the clear garbage bag for collection!!


Town of Antigonish Waste Hotline – 902-863-4949 Municipality of the County of Antigonish – 902-863-1117

Eastern Region Solid Waste Management – 902-870-2817

Some examples of hazardous waste being collected are listed below; you can also view a PDF here:

  • Acetone (nail polish remover)
  • Car wax & solvent
  • Antifreeze
  • Artist’s paints & mediums
  • Furniture polishes
  • Automotive fluids
  • Chemical strippers
  • Gun cleaner with solvent
  • Brake fluid
  • Nail polish
  • Metal polish with solvent
  • Camp fuel/igniters
  • Paint & stains
  • Bug/insect spray Diesel fuel
  • Paint thinner & brush cleaner
  • Gasoline
  • Fungicides
  • Shellac & enamels
  • Herbicides
  • Kerosene
  • Wood preservative
  • Insecticides
  • Lighter fluids
  • Solvents & strippers
  • Lawn & garden chemical
  • Motor oil
  • Varnish
  • Moth balls
  • Fluorescent lamps/bulbs & tubes
  • Aerosols (all)
  • Pesticides
  • Mercury containing items
  • Deodorizers
  • Rat poison
  • Battery acid
  • Asphalt sealer
  • Aluminum cleaners
  • Chlorine bleach
  • Caulking compound
  • Ammonia based cleaners
  • Degreasers
  • Contact cement
  • Drain cleaners
  • Fertilizers
  • Glues & adhesives
  • Floor care products
  • Lye
  • Fibreglass epoxy
  • Spot removers
  • Turpentine
  • Roofing tar
  • Swimming pool chemicals
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Ink cartridges
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Propane tanks – 20 lbs or less
  • Batteries

Past: Family Heirlooms – A Waste Reduction Week Artistic Installation

The 2015 Waste Reduction Week in Canada will be celebrated the week of October 19 to 25, 2015. It’s a perfect opportunity for those who have made change and were successful at reducing waste to congratulate yourself. We’d also love to hear more about it on our  Facebook  page. This week is also an important time for those who continue to ignore the impact of their needless consumer behaviors to rethink and implement change.

Drop by Antigonish Market Square (Antigonish Mall) 133 Church St, this week to witness an artistic display titled Family Heirlooms. Learn more about the display from the following news release.

News Release WRW