Municipality of Cumberland County


Upper Nappan Service Centre
1395 Blair Lake Road
Amherst, NS B4H 3Y4

For all inquiries call:  902.667.2313
FAX:   902.667.1352
Public works 24 hour emergency number: 902.667.2358

Monthly County newsletter



The services and facilities in Pugwash that are primarily funded by the Municipality of Cumberland County include:

Dangerous and Unsightly premises
Building permits
Solid waste disposal
Sewer system and waste treatment
Street lights
Central water supply system

The Municipality also supports:

Cumberland Regional Library
Sunset Residential and Rehabilitation Services



Pugwash is in District 3, one of 8 districts in the Municipality of Cumberland County.

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The elected representative for District 3 is Jennifer Houghtaling.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 902.297.1298

District 3 communities include: Pugwash River, South Pugwash, Pugwash Junction, Port Howe, West Pugwash, Port Philip, Miller Road, Pugwash, Gulf Shore, Hansford, Kolbec, Roslin, Conns Mills, Mount Pleasant, Riverview, Rockley, Birchwood, Beckwith



Tuesday is curbside pick-up day

Solid waste and compost pick up every second week, alternating with recycling the other week..

Pick-up schedule 2022/23
Printed schedules are also available from the Visitor Information Centre at the Village Hall

For advice on how to dispose of solid waste, click here

The landfill site is on the Irishtown Road.
It is open Tuesdays and Saturdays
8:30am to 4:30pm
Garbage, compost and recycling does NOT go to this site.
The landfill site only takes:

  • Construction and demolition waste
  • Garden and yard waste
  • Asphalt roofing products
  • Metal

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