The Miller Group

Dartmouth Compost Facility Location & Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
NOTE: No compost products are sold at this location.
80 Gloria McCluskey Ave, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3B 2A4
Toll-free: 888.544.0557 Local: 902.468.3161 Fax: 902.468.3262

Commissioned in December of 1998, Miller Compost Dartmouth is situated in the Burnside Industrial Park in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

It services the HRM in the receipt and aerobic composting of approximately 50 % of the organic waste generated within the HRM.


HRM employs a bin based system and so residents are encouraged to deposit all kitchen waste and leaf and yard waste into the bin for collection and transport to the Facility. Excess leaf and yard waste may be placed in paper bags and collected with the bins on a bi-weekly basis. If a resident has additional excess leaf and yard waste from their residential property, they should contact HRM Solid Waste Resources at 490-5960 for information on deliveries to the compost facility. Commercial material is received at a cost of $75.00/tonne.  No compost products are sold at this location.



After receiving, the material is sorted to remove any inorganic material and shredded to increase the potential for microbial degradation. The material is placed in a wide-bed Ebara vessel where it is aerated and moved through the vessel by the paddle.


The material is then cured and screened to capture the usable material and the oversized material is re-introduced for further degradation.