Community Litter Cleanup Day

News Release – May 17, 2017

Municipality of Barrington launches Community Litter Cleanup Day

The Municipality of Barrington will hold the first Community Litter Cleanup, on Saturday, May 27 from 9am to 12pm. This event will help beautify our community and reduce the impact of litter on our environment. The campaign is meant to encourage residents to get involved and help keep their community tidy.

The Community Litter Cleanup is being led by the Municipality of Barrington’s Council and Staff and the public are encouraged to take part by cleaning up a section in their own district.

Garbage bags and gloves will be provided in each district, and the Municipality’s Property Services team will pick up any garbage collected on the day.

Warden, Eddie Nickerson said: "We can all make a difference in our community and for the environment by not littering. We hope this Community Litter Cleanup Day will raise awareness that everyone has to do their part to help keep our Municipality clean, safe and beautiful. We are encouraging residents to join us for the benefit of our whole Municipality”

People are encouraged to take part in Community Litter Cleanup Day along with friends and family, businesses, schools or community groups.

Supplies can be picked up in the following locations on May 27 from 9AM until 11AM:

District 1 – Wood’s Habour Fire Hall

District 2 – Ground Search & Rescue building

District 3 & 4 – Island/Barrington Passage Fire Hall

District 5 – Barrington/Port La Tour Fire Hall


Locations to drop off bags of garbage:

District 1 : Woods Harbour Ball Field, Woods Harbour Fire Hall, Shag Harbour UFO Site

District 2 : Ground Search and Rescue Building

Districts 3 and 4 : Island and Barrington Passage Fire Hall. Drinking Brook Park, Fisherman’s Park (Old Geneva’s Restaurant Site)

District 5 : Barrington/ Port La Tour Fire Department, Old Port La Tour Fire Department, Port Clyde Fire Department


A free BBQ will be held at Island View Park at noon for all those who participated.


For more information on the Community Litter Cleanup Day, please phone the Municipal Office at 902-637-2015.

  Download Press Release Here

Community Litter Cleanup web


Community Engagement Session - Help Us Build Our Brand

Help us Build the Municipality of Barrington Brand

A brand is an idea or perception that lives in the hearts and minds of people. When it comes to the Municipality of Barrington, what lives in YOUR hearts and minds?

The Municipality of the District of Barrington invites all residents and businesses to participate in a fun, interactive community event facilitated by Think Marketing to discuss our region’s current brand, and how we can build on our image for the future.

Please join us:

May 4, 2017

7 pm-8:30 pm

Municipality of the District of Barrington Common Room
2447 Highway 3

Barrington, Nova Scotia

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP by May 3rd

Suzy Atwood

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Spring Clean Up Notice

spring cleanup thumb thumb

This is a quick reminder to everyone that Spring Clean up will start on Monday April 24, 2017.
Items will be collected on same day as regular waste.
Items must be placed by roadside not later than 7:00 a.m. on Collection Day.

Construction and Demolition Debris

Household Waste
Recyclable Materials
Petroleum Products
Hazardous Waste
Car Parts

Wood must be tied in bundles. Items must not weigh more than 70 kgs or be longer than 3 meters.
Please ensure items are properly prepared for collection, if not they may be rejected.

If clarification is required, please call 902 635-0089.

 Printable Document

Summer Employment Opportunity - Litter Clean Up & Grounds Maintenance

Resumes are being accepted for two student positions in the Property Services Department. Duties and responsibilities of these positions will involve litter clean up and general grounds maintenance.

- One position is for 15 weeks commencing May 8, 2017, for 35 hours per week.

- One position is for 8 weeks commencing July 3, for 35 hours per week.

Applicants must be enrolled in an educational institution and must be returning to school in the Fall.

 For full details, click here

Summer Employment Opportunity - Bird Studies Canada

Piping Plover Technician – Barrington/ Shelburne area, NS

Bird Studies Canada is seeking student candidates for the position of Piping Plover Technician based out of Shelburne County, NS ($12.25/hr; 12-13 wks starting early May). This position offers outstanding experiences in field biology, wildlife/habitat management, species at risk recovery and stewardship, educational outreach and collaborating with conservation partners. The Piping Plover Technician is part of a dynamic team of staff, volunteers and partners working to monitor and protect breeding Piping Plovers and foster stewardship on southwest NS beaches

 See Document for Full Details