County of Annapolis Pleads Guilty to NS Environment Charges

ANNAPOLIS COUNTY, OCTOBER 28, 2021- On October 27, 2021, the Municipality of the County of Annapolis entered guilty pleas to one count of operating a waste transfer station without approvals and one count of contravening a stop work order at the former West Paradise, Annapolis County, waste transfer station.

The events underlying the charges began in March, 2020. After the municipal election in October, 2020, the County, at the direction of its new council, began taking steps to correct these infractions. By May of 2021 the County had abandoned the West Paradise waste transfer station and had made arrangements to use the waste collection facilities of Valley Waste, the intermunicipal service provider for waste in the Annapolis Valley.

The sentence, negotiated between the Department of the Environment and the County, and approved by the court, requires the County to pay a fine of $100, make a donation of $10,000 to a local environment group and, within two years of the date of sentencing, to remediate the West Paradise waste transfer station property or find a use approved by the Department of Environment.

Media Contact:
Alan V. Parish
County of Annapolis