Spring has sprung! It’s that time of year again when residents can put extra garbage at the curb.
Spring Cleanup in the Town of Trenton will take place on (May 2019 Date TBA)

* Clear bag rules apply to all bagged garbage (only one black bag).*


  • Maximum of 20 items per household.All bagged garbage must be in clear bags.An “item” means an object, bag or container.
  • One Item = 1 object, 1 clear bag, 1 bundle or 1 container. (Cardboard boxes will NOT be accepted, they must be recycled.)
  • 5 loose objects = 5 items or 5 objects in a clear bag = 1 item
  • A bundle must be securely tied and not exceed 4 ft. in length.
  • Microwaves ARE accepted during this clean-up.

The following items will NOT be collected during spring clean-up:

  • Leaves (see below for leaf collection details)
  • Appliances
  • Bicycles
  • Barbecues
  • Car parts
  • Other metal items
  • Mattresses
  • Box springs
  • Large furniture
  • Any item weighting over 75 lbs
  • Electronics: Televisions, computers & monitors, printers, audio & visual playback, recording systems, & telephones. These items must be dropped off at the following locations:

- Bill Stewart Metal, Bottle & Enviro Depot - Westville Road, New Glasgow
- John’s Bottle & Recycling Depot - 28 Depot Street, Pictou


SPRING leaf collection in the Town of Trenton will take place (June 2019 Date TBA)

FALL leaf collection in the Town of Trenton will take place on Friday, November 23, 2018.

  • Leaves Must be in Clear, Orange or Paper Bags – Unlimited Number of Bags of Leaves Accepted
  • Leaves Should be Set Out, Separated from Garbage Bags
  • Leaves Can be Put in the Green Cart on a Regular Basis – Leaves Can be Put in a Backyard Composter

NO Leaves Permitted in Black Bags


If you have any questions regarding spring clean up or leaf collection, please contact Pictou County Solid Waste.
Waste Reduction Hotline:

144 Construction Engineering Flight (CEF), Pictou County


144 Construction Engineering Flight Pictou (144 CEF) is part of the Air Reserve program of the Canadian Armed Forces.

They provide full-time training and employ members part-time in the following trades:
- Construction Technician
- Plumbing and Heating Technician
- Electrical Distribution Technician...
- Electrical Generating Systems Technician
- Refrigeration & Mechanical Systems Technician
- Water, Fuels & Environment Technician

For more information on 144 CEF Pictou Co., please use the links below to be redirected to:

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/144CEF/

Website: http://www.forces.ca/

Contact Information

237 Welsford Street
Pictou, NS
B0K 1H0

Flight Commander: 902-485-1069 ext. 225

Recruiting Officer: 902-485-1036 ext. 235/228


Are you aware that Housing Nova Scotia offers programs throughout Nova Scotia which help keep low and modest income homeowners in their own homes, and in the communities they’re helped to build, for as long as they can? Their goal is to help eligible families, seniors and persons with disabilities make their homes safer and more accessible.

Some of the ways they do this are through the provision of grants and forgivable loans for major repairs or renovations to one of the following areas:

  • Structural
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical systems
  • Heating systems
  • Fire Safety

They also provide funding for accessibility modifications such as ramps, handrails, height adjustments to countertops, and bathroom renovations, as well as emergency repairs to heating systems, chimneys, doors and windows, foundations, roofs, walls, floors and ceilings, plumbing, electrical systems, etc. All projects that they provide funding for are expected to improve the housing stock and provide safe housing for the owners.

This is an income tested program and the homeowners’ income must be below the established CMHC income limit guidelines; however, anyone in need should apply to have their income level verified. Additionally, there may be other criteria depending upon the program, but they encourage applications from those in need.


Programs & Resources:


For more information, visit the Housing NS website: 



Housing NS
7 Campbell’s Lane
New Glasgow, NS
B2H 2H9

Toll Free: 1-800-933-2101
Tel: 902-755-5065


Florence Gouthro Memorial Award

The Florence Gouthro Memorial Award is presented annually to the person selected as the Town of Trenton Volunteer of the Year! This award is symbolic of the true spirit of volunteerism as was demonstrated by it namesake Florence Gouthro. Congratulations to the 2018 Florence Gouthro Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient: Vania MacMillan!



2018 Vania MacMillan
2017 Georgie Dewey
2016 Barb Burns
2015 Sandra DeGruchy
2014 Barry Trenholm
2013 Francis & Shirley MacMillan
2012 Dianne Williams
2011 Jake MacKinnon
2010 Mike MacKinnon
2009 Diane Sproull
2008 Cindy MacKinnon
2007 Jake Trenholm
2006 Jim Christison
2005 Shannon MacInnis
2004 Chantal Pye
2003 Betty Jennex
2002 Ashlie MacNeil
2001 Stan Vachal
2000 Ryan Toner
1999 Joan Fraser
1998 Pat Dunn
1997 Florence Gouthro
1996 Jo-Anne Burns
1995 Bob MacDonald
1994 Marilou Sutherland
1993 Lillian Duguay
1992 Fergie MacKay
1991 Jessie Smith