Municipality of the District of Guysborough

Waste Management

Guysborough Waste Management Facility

Nova Scotia adopted a Solid Waste Resource Management Strategy in 1995 requiring second generation (double liner) landfills in Nova Scotia by 2006. After comprehensive study, the Municipality determined that its current landfill site was an ideal location for a second generation facility.
The Municipality of the District of Guysborough has 20-year agreements with 17 municipal units on Cape Breton Island and in the Eastern Mainland of the Province. As a result, the Municipality provides waste management services to 230,000 Nova Scotians.  That agreement is in effect until 2026. This leadership initiative reduced the number of landfills in the region from seven to one.  The award-winning facility is monitored and maintained to strict environmental standards. A Community Liaison Committee has also been established and meets regularly.
The Waste Management Facility is located at 151 Waste Management Road off Route 16 Meagher’s Hill, between the Communities of Boylston and Lincolnville.  It is open Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon and closed Sunday and on statutory holidays, including November 11.

From Highway 104 take exit 37 head east towards Guysborough on Route 16 approximately 17 km. The site entrance is located on the left hand side of the road and is signed.

From Guysborough follow Route 16 west approximately 16 km. The site is on the right hand side.
151 Waste Management Road
Boylston, NS
B0H 1G0
Phone: 902-232-2316
Toll-free: 1-888-232-2316
Fax: 902-232-2422

Staff Contacts

Gary Cleary
Director of Waste Management
Tel: 902-232-2316
Fax: 902-232-2422

Bruce Avery
Site Supervisor
Tel: 902-232-2316
Fax: 902-232-2422

Doreen Murphy
Data Processor/Admin. Assistant
Tel: 902-232-2316
Fax: 902-232-2422

Nicole Haverkort
Regional Solid Waste Reduction Coordinator/Educator
Tel: 902-232-2563
Fax: 902-533-4909
Toll-free: 1-888-3779622
Eastern Region Solid Waste Management Website


Guysborough Waste Mgmt Facility - Operations Manual

Guysborough Operations Manual.pdf