In Nova Scotia, commercial salvage yards, including automotive recyclers, who operate facilities of 0.25 hectares (0.62 acres) or greater must obtain approval from the Nova Scotia Ministry of Environment.
https://novascotia.ca/sns/paal/ndxnse.asp: Nova Scotia Environment: Licenses, Approvals, Registrations and Certifications Index
Nova Scotia has existing metals theft legislation. The Safe Collection of Scrap Metal Act was granted royal assent in 2011, but regulations for the Act have not yet been written. CARI will continue to monitor this legislation, and is watching carefully as other provinces consider new rules for source identification and data retention.
We are actively advocating to ensure that government does not make recyclers responsible for crime prevention. CARI’s position on material theft policy is outlined here.
The Canadian Auto Recyclers’ Environmental Code (CAREC) was developed in 2008 for automotive recyclers.
The Office of the Fire Commissioner has published fire safety codes and regulations for all Nova Scotia workplaces.
These links provide current information on worker’s rights and safety standards:
Listing of Nova Scotia’s environmental approvals and licensing requirements:
Anyone who transports waste, including potentially hazardous material, is subject to both provincial and federal standards for vehicle safety and driver training. Key guidelines for operators include:
Since 2008, all brand owners who sell, offer for sale or otherwise distribute electronic products (include televisions, computer devices and telephones) in or into Nova Scotia are responsible for operating or designating a third party to operate an electronic product stewardship program. The Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) manages a government-approved program to collect and recycle electronic waste responsibly.
“Recycle My Electronics” website
NATIONAL STEWARDSHIP AGREEMENT for operating an EPRA Program
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