Sipekne'katik Diversion Centre

The diversion centre will supplement existing waste collection services offered within the community and not replace these services. The diversion centre will allow community members to drop off waste, such as construction and demolition (C&D) debris, household hazardous waste (HHW) (e.g., paint, used oil, batteries), bulky items (e.g., furniture, mattresses), small amounts of garbage, and recyclables collected as part of the existing curbside program.  The center will be built on a 2800m2 lot.

The proposed construction activities include:

•     a granular entrance driveway with two separate access points;

•     administration building (approximately 10 m by 7 m by 4.2 m steel framed building);

•     granular parking area;

•     HHW Seacan container (moveable) with granular laydown area;

•     three reinforced concrete pads (7.3 m by 3.5 m each) to house removable roll off containers

•     one wooden shelter (1.5 m by 8 m) to house carts


Latest update

October 5, 2020 – Indigenous Services Canada issued its notice of determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination for the Sipekne'katik Diversion Centre - October 5, 2020
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - June 30, 2020


Indigenous Services Canada
Indigneous Services Canada
Sarah Gloade, Environment Officer
PO BOX 160
Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 3Z3
Telephone: 1-800-567-9604
Fax: 902-661-6237

  • Location

    • Sipekne'katik First Nation (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Sipekne'katik First Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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