Waste Management for Businesses

Garbage & Recycling for Businesses

Businesses (including restaurants, apartment buildings, and institutions) are required to have sorting programs and commercial containers for disposal of blue bag recyclables, paper and cardboard, organic materials, and garbage. Failure to provide these programs can result in a Summary Offence Ticket under  Bylaw S-600 [PDF].

Visit Garbage and Recycling for Businesses to find information about:

  • Collection and containers
  • Signage
  • Construction & Demolition waste
  • Hazardous Waste disposal
  • Waste facilities
  • Educational Resources
Sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic

Helping Businesses Navigate Biodegradable/Compostable Products 

Is your business looking for environmentally friendly alternatives to single-use items like cups or cutlery?  Are you considering purchasing "compostable" or "biodegradable" packaging? We want to help! 

New biodegradable products appear on the market regularly and we want to help businesses navigate these products. Before making the switch, contact Halifax Solid Waste at wasteless@halifax.ca to make sure the items you are considering can be composted or recycled in our program.