Collection Notices/Cancellations

Collection Notices/Cancellations

 

 

The Solid Waste Department will post important curbside collection NOTICES, UPDATES or CANCELLATIONS in this section. Collection information will also be posted using social media or by pressing Option #2 available when you contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337.

 

 

COLLECTION CANCELLATIONS/DELAYS/UPDATES

 

IMPORTANT Curbside Collection Update for Canada Day, Saturday, July 1, 2017

 

There will be NO Curbside Collection on Canada Day, Saturday, July 1.

 

  • Extra garbage bags and green cart material will be collected on your area's next regularly scheduled collection day.
 
  • Blue bags will be collected on your area's next blue bag day on Saturday, July 15, 2017.

 

Curbside Collection Reminder:

 

If curbside collection is cancelled, or roads are unable to be serviced by collection vehicles on your collection day:


EXTRA garbage bags and green cart material will be collected on your area's next scheduled garbage and green cart collection day.

• Blue bags will be collected on your area's next regularly scheduled blue bag collection week.

 

 COLLECTION NOTICES

 

2017 RESIDENTIAL HEAVY GARBAGE COLLECTION

 

CBRM’s municipal wide residential heavy garbage collection is scheduled for Monday, May 1, 2017. Residents living at properties eligible for curbside collection must have their large, heavy or bulky household items at the curb no later than 6am.

 

HEAVY GARBAGE COLLECTION REQUIREMENTS

Large, heavy or bulky household items, eligible for curbside placement, will be collected during residential heavy garbage collection. Household items that do not fit inside a garbage bag or are too heavy to place curbside during weekly collection will also be accepted.

 

Large, heavy or bulky items accepted during heavy garbage collection includes:

 

Bulky/Other Items


Sofas, chairs, upholstered furniture, mattresses, box springs, carpeting, flooring, vinyl windows, etc.

  • Panes of glass from windows should be removed if possible. Collectors are not responsible for cleaning up or removing broken glass and debris from your curb.
  • Carpeting should be rolled and tied with string or rope. Please make sure the rolled carpet is safe to handle with no protruding nails or staples.

 

Wood Items

Wooden dressers, drawers, furniture, chairs, tables, etc.

  • Wooden items must be disassembled.
  • Wooden legs on tables should be removed.
  • Dresser drawers should be removed from dressers and placed next to dressers. Please do not place items inside the drawers. They should remain empty.

 

Appliances and Metal Items

Appliances (refrigerators, stoves, deep freezers, dishwashers,microwave ovens etc.)and metal items such as humidifiers, empty oil tanks and empty hot water tanks, steel bath tubs, sinks, and metal household radiators, etc.

  • A maximum of 5 large appliances will be collected curbside from each address.
  • Appliances containing Freon will be collected separately.
  • Empty oil tanks 1140 L (250 gallons) or less in size and empty hot water tanks will be collected. Please make sure there is no liquid or residue remaining inside these tanks.

 

Residents who have questions about items they have to dispose of but, do not see it included above are encouraged to contact the Hotline at (902) 567-1337.

 

Items NOT ACCEPTED During Heavy Garbage Collection

The items listed below WILL NOT BE COLLECTED during Heavy Garbage. All Items not eligible for heavy garbage will be left uncollected for residents to remove from the curb.

• Electronics including computers, monitors, televisions, personal/portable audio & video play back and recording systems, vehicle audio/video systems, home theatre in a box (HTB) systems, home audio/video systems or non-cellular telephones.

• Cell phones

• All household special waste material (unused paint, gas, oil & other petroleum products, etc.)

• Propane tanks & cylinders

• Construction and demolition material

• Fluorescent lights and other nercury containing products

• Asphalt roofing shingles

• Insulation

• Gyprock

• Concrete, mortar and bricks

• Vehicle parts

• Vehicle tires

• Leaf and yard debris

• Dark, tinted or colored garbage bags

     

    IMPORTANT Heavy Garbage Collection Reminders

    • Heavy Garbage Collection starts on Monday, May 1, 2017 across CBRM.

    • All heavy garbage material must be placed to the curb no later than 6am on Monday, May 1.  Collection starting points will vary across the municipality.

    • Heavy garbage items will only be removed from properties eligible to receive curbside collection. Eligible properties  are properties that receive municipal curbside collection by the Solid Waste Department each week for garbage and green cart and bi-weekly for blue bags.

    • All heavy garbage material must be placed to the curb to receive collection. Items left on steps, at the side of homes or in backyards will not be collected.

    • Streets and roads will be visited ONCE.

    • Appliances containing Freon will be collected separately from other large, heavy or bulky items.

    • Regular household garbage, blue bag material and green carts must be kept separated from your heavy garbage pile.

    • Small or light weight items that can fit inside a regular sized garbage bag can be placed curbside during weekly garbage collection year round.

    • Used vehicle tires with a rim size of 24.5 " or less will not be collected during heavy garbage. Up to 4 tires at a time can be returned free of charge to any tire retailer in Nova Scotia at no cost.

    • Televisions, computers and other electronics included in the Electronics Recycling Program will not be collected curbside. These items can be taken free of charge to any EPRA Drop-off Centre. For a complete list of electronic products accepted at any EPRA Drop-Off Centre, please visit www.recycleMyelectronics.ca/ns

    • Collectors are not responsible for cleaning up small debris (broken glass, wood fragments, cracked plastic, etc.) that may remain following collection.

    • Residents are responsibile for removing all items, from the curb, not accepted during heavy garbage at their own expense.

    • Please do not keep items such as bicycles, scooters, skateboards, hockey or basketball nets, lawn mowers, or other items not intended for heavy garbage near your heavy garbage pile. Items mistakenly taken during this collection are not the responsibility of the Solid Waste Department.

     

     

    COLLECTION REMINDERS

     

    If Storm Watches Are In Effect?

    The CBRM Solid Waste Department reminds residents the decision to cancel curbside collection is not normally made until the morning of a forecasted weather event. If you are concerned, about curbside collection taking place when there is a storm watch in effect, you can choose not to place your materials curbside.

    EXTRA garbage bags and green cart material will be collected on your area's next scheduled garbage and green cart collection day.

    • If it is also your area’s scheduled blue bag collection day, your blue bags will be collected on your area’s NEXT regularly scheduled blue bag collection week.

     

    Curbside Collection Cancellations

    If CURBSIDE COLLECTION is cancelled on your area’s regularly scheduled collection day, please remove ALL your materials from the curb.


    EXTRA garbage bags and green cart material will be collected on your area’s next regularly scheduled collection day.

    • If it is also your area’s scheduled blue bag collection day, your blue bags will be collected on your area's NEXT regularly scheduled blue bag collection week.

     

    Residents who have questions about curbside collection are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337.

    SEASONAL LEAF AND YARD DROP-OFF SITES

     

    The seasonal leaf and yard drop-off sites that operate one day a week in CBRM are scheduled to open the Week of May 15, 2016.  The drop-Off sites located in North Sydney, Glace Bay and New Waterford will remain open one day a week until the Week of November 13.