Solid Waste Regulations (Nova Scotia, Canada)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Nova Scotia

Applies to States or Provinces Nova Scotia
Name Solid Waste Regulations (Nova Scotia, Canada)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Nova Scotia Environment
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source,


Nova Scotia Environment administers waste management for the province. Regulations include specific rules and standards for landfills, establish a Resource Recovery Fund, and guidelines for financial assistance for plans, studies and audits dealing with solid waste.

Landfill gas production must be managed to control the discharge of potentially dangerous gases into the atmosphere. Venting and/or gas collection systems must be installed to control and monitor the gas production in the landfill. All new landfills must be assessed for the viability of energy recovery from the gas production. Landfill gas management systems will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Johnny McPherson
Department Nova Scotia Environment
Division Waste Resource Management
Address 5151 Terminal Road, 5th Floor
Address 2 PO Box 442
Place Halifax, Nova Scotia
Zip/Postal Code B3J 2P8
Phone 902-424-8328
Fax 902-424-3571