Through the Environment Act and the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act (EGSPA), the Nova Scotia Government is committed to maintaining a goal of 50% waste diversion and to reach a target for waste disposal of no more than 300 kilograms per person per year (kg/per/yr) by the year 2015
The 50% diversion target was added to the Environment Act in 1996 and the 300 kg/person target in 2006. The 300 kg/person target also forms one of the goals of EGSPA (April 2007).
Nova Scotia Environment (NSE) will achieve these goals through measures that include the development of new programs, research and development and product stewardship regulations.
- Solid Waste Resource Management Strategy - 1995 Final Report (PDF:962k)
- Thinking Outside the Landfill - Consultation Paper (PDF:733k)
- Renewal of Nova Scotia’s Solid Waste Resource Management Strategy - 2009 Consultation Summary Report (PDF:1.7mb)
Download: Our Path Forward (PDF:315k) - Building on the Success of Nova Scotia’s Solid Waste Resource Management Strategy