Front Yard Solid Waste Storage

Consultation has concluded

At the Town of Yarmouth Town Council Meeting of August 9, 2018. Council approved that the staff recommendation to make no additional changes to the Solid Waste By-law be accepted and we proceed to advertise for Second Reading.

We thank-you for your participation.


At the Town of Yarmouth Town Council Meeting of August 9, 2018. Council approved that the staff recommendation to make no additional changes to the Solid Waste By-law be accepted and we proceed to advertise for Second Reading.

We thank-you for your participation.


Consultation has concluded
  • Council seeks residents' input on Front Yard Solid Waste Storage in By-Law Review.

    over 1 year ago

    The Town of Yarmouth is looking for residents’ feedback for consideration to allow Front Yard Solid Waste Storage.

    Our current Solid Waste Resource By-Law does not allow for storage of any organics, recyclable materials or garbage in a mobile or fixed container to be in stored in the front yard.

    The Town has examples of certain properties in the town that have, without permission, installed fixed solid waste storage units in their front yards.

    Your input was provided to Town Council at the July 25, 2018 Committee of the Whole for consideration in amending the Solid Waste Resource By-Law to...

    The Town of Yarmouth is looking for residents’ feedback for consideration to allow Front Yard Solid Waste Storage.

    Our current Solid Waste Resource By-Law does not allow for storage of any organics, recyclable materials or garbage in a mobile or fixed container to be in stored in the front yard.

    The Town has examples of certain properties in the town that have, without permission, installed fixed solid waste storage units in their front yards.

    Your input was provided to Town Council at the July 25, 2018 Committee of the Whole for consideration in amending the Solid Waste Resource By-Law to allow solid waste storage in front yard.

    Council to make decision at the Town Council Meeting August 9, 2018.

    Summary Report can be found here: Front Yard Solid Waste Storage - July 2018 Public Engagement Summary Report


  • Solid Waste Resource By-Law

    over 1 year ago

    Under By-Law Section M - Separation and Storage, subsection: 12.vi. it states: Without limiting the generality of subsection (v), owners and occupants of every property in the TOWN shall provide space and containers in accordance with the following provisions:

    1. ORGANICS shall be stored in GREEN CARTS provided by the TOWN or in other containers that are water-proof, impervious to domestic and wild animals and rodents and designed to avoid the entrapment of children, and such GREEN CART or container shall be placed or kept in the side yard or back yard of the lot as far as...

    Under By-Law Section M - Separation and Storage, subsection: 12.vi. it states: Without limiting the generality of subsection (v), owners and occupants of every property in the TOWN shall provide space and containers in accordance with the following provisions:

    1. ORGANICS shall be stored in GREEN CARTS provided by the TOWN or in other containers that are water-proof, impervious to domestic and wild animals and rodents and designed to avoid the entrapment of children, and such GREEN CART or container shall be placed or kept in the side yard or back yard of the lot as far as possible from any window or door situated on an abutting or adjacent property; and

    2. RECYCLABLE MATERIALs and RESIDUAL GARBAGE shall be stored inside buildings or situated in the side yard or back yard of the lot in containers that are waterproof, impervious to domestic and wild animals and rodents and designed to avoid the entrapment of children.