In 1995 Nova Scotia became a World Leader is waste management by adopting the Solid Waste-Resource Management Strategy. This strategy includes a disposal ban on items that can be diverted from the landfill and made into valuable resources.
When the strategy was adopted the province was split into seven different regions to make managing solid waste easier. The western region, Region 7 has a population of approximately 43,000 and includes 22,000 households. Waste Check formed an Authority made up of two municipal representatives from each of the six municipal units it represents. This Authority is named Waste Check and includes the following Municipal units: