Nova Scotia Chapter

Information Resources for Nova Scotia Members

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. Nova Scotia Environment: Licenses, Approvals, Registrations and Certifications Index

Metal Theft

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.

ELV Standards

The Canadian Auto Recyclers’ Environmental Code (CAREC) was developed in 2008 for automotive recyclers.

Fire Safety

The Office of the Fire Commissioner has published fire safety codes and regulations for all Nova Scotia workplaces.

Employee Health & Labour Codes

These links provide current information on worker’s rights and safety standards:

Environmental Protection

Guide to the Environment Act of Nova Scotia (2006)

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:

Handling Special Materials

Nova Scotia Product Stewardship Programs

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