Waste Management

When is the next scheduled waste pick-up?

Waste pick-up in the Town of Trenton is scheduled for every second Friday by Pictou County Solid Waste.Recyclables and garbage are picked up on the same day. All material should be placed curbside by 7:00 AM to ensure collection.

2023 Collection Dates

MonthPick-up Dates
January 13 27  
February 10 24  
March 10 24  
April 08* 21  
May 05 19  
June 02 16 30 
July 14 28  
August 11 25  
September    08 22  
October 06 20  
November 03 17  
December 01 15 29

*Good Friday (April 7, 2023) Make Up Date - Saturday, April 8, 2023


In the event of a cancellation, notice will be given by PCSW prior to 7:00 AM on 94.1 East Coast FM Radio, announced on their Pictou County Solid Waste and Pictou County Solid Waste on Facebook. If your collection is cancelled before 7:00 AM your material will be collected the following Saturday. If a storm begins when the collection trucks are on their routes, it is at the drivers discretion to continue collecting. If this happens and your collection is cancelled, your material will be picked up on your next regular collection day. (PCSW)

2022 Special Pick-up Dates

Special Pick-upDate
Christmas Tree Collection January 13, 2023
Spring Cleanup May 5, 2023
Spring Leaf Collection June 2, 2023
Fall Leaf Collection November 17, 2023

Never Miss A Collection Day Again!

Pictou County Solid Waste has developed a new waste app to provide all residents with easy access to collection schedules and answers regarding proper sorting. As well, the app gives you the option of receiving reminders and will notify you regarding cancellations or changes to your collection. Go to www.pcwastemgmt.com and type in your address – it’s that easy to sign up!

Pictou County Solid Waste

Pictou County Solid Waste

PCSW Management Facility

220 Landfill Road, Mount William, Pictou County, NS

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday - 8:00am to Noon

Waste Reduction Hotline