Sewer System

Trenton's combined sewage system carries domestic and storm water to interceptor mains, which transmit waste to the East River Pollution Abatement Plant for treatment.

Vacant Houses During Winter

The Public Works department would like to urge homeowners who have vacant homes dur-ing the winter months to request their water be turned off. Whether the house is on the real estate market or the homeowner is away for an extended period of time, certain precautions should be taken. Please ensure your water lines are drained, this will prevent the water lines from freezing and splitting causing water damage to your property. If you are plan-ning to heat the home in your absence, your water lines should be safe from potential damage. Draining the water lines is the responsibility of the home owner; however, if you have any questions, please contact Glen Wadden, Public Works Supervisor at phone #: 902-752-6907.


Trenton has approximately 32 km of streets, most of which are paved, curbed and guttered. During winter, our snow removal operations are second to none in this area. Current access to the Trans-Canada Highway is either through New Glasgow or via the Trenton-Abercrombie Connector to Highway 106.

Snow Removal Policy

Public Works

During a snow storm, the emergency routes are plowed first for the safety and security of all Trenton residents. This route consists of Main Street, Duke Street, Maple Street, Park Road, Seventh Street, and part of Oak Street. These streets MUST be kept open for emergency vehicles. Depending on the severity of the snow storm, these may be the only streets plowed. When conditions become less severe the rest of the streets will be plowed. Also, all sidewalks must be plowed in the Town prior to the walking trails at Trenton Park. This work is handled by the Public Works Department and not by the Parks and Recreation staff. Parking lots are plowed after the snow storm or when all streets are plowed. This is a standard policy that has been in place for many years to make snow removal in the Town more efficient. We thank all residents for their understanding and acceptance of this matter.

Annual Town Clean-up

The Town of Trenton would like to advise residents that FALL clean-up has been discontinued as of 2013. For information regarding the annual SPRING CLEAN-UP for Pictou County, please visit the PICTOU COUNTY SOLID WASTE website or call the Waste Reduction Hotline at (902) 396-1495 during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm).

Town of Trenton Public Works and Nova Enterprises Ltd. pose with the Town's new salt truck below! (May 2012)

Trenton Salt Truck

New Salt Truck

After Hours Emergencies

For after hours Public Works emergencies (ex: water line breaks, leaking water meters, etc.), please contact the New Glasgow Regional Police Services at 902-752-1941.