Transfer stations set to re-open to the public

Staff are preparing to reopen three municipally-run waste transfer stations this month. The transfer stations were previously closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“Staff and resident safety has always been our first priority, and now that our economy is safely starting to open we can start to open some of our services as well,” stated Warden Al Gillis.

Transfer stations are located in Advocate, River Hebert and Pugwash. Material accepted at these locations include scrap metal, leaf & yard waste, clean wood, shingles, and construction & demolition debris. Household waste is not accepted at transfer stations.

Residents using transfer stations can expect changes inline with Public Health guidelines. Only one customer at a time will be permitted into the transfer station. An attendant will be at the front gate to direct the customer to the appropriate location to dispose of material on site. Customers and on-site attendants will be expected to follow Public Health guidelines including keeping a social distance of 2m (6ft), and staying home if feeling ill or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

In an effort to help with the expected backlog of materials at the transfer stations catch up days are scheduled in addition to the regular schedule at the Pugwash and River Hebert transfer stations.


Location Regular days and hours of service First day of operation Catch up days
Advocate Friday & Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. June 26, 2020  
River Hebert Friday & Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. June 26, 2020

June 25, 2020

July 2, 2020

Pugwash Tuesday & Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. June 23, 2020

June 26, 2020

July 3, 2020