Non-Acceptable Heavy Garbage Items
Non-Acceptable Items in Heavy Garbage
Date of the 2018 Heavy Garbage Collection: Monday, April 30, 2018
The items listed below WILL NOT BE COLLECTED during Heavy Garbage Collection. Items not accepted for Heavy Garbage will be left uncollected for the resident to remove from the curb.
Electronics including computers, monitors, televisions, person/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:
Residents who have old or unwanted electronics they no lopnger want, can drop them off at no charge to any local Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) Drop-Off Centre. There are four local Drop-Off Centres located in CBRM:
- Glace Bay Recycling Ltd.: 204 Reserve Street, Glace Bay
- New Waterford Recyclers: 5559 Union Highway, River Ryan
- Keltic Recycling Inc.: 434 Keltic Drive, Sydney River
- North Sydney Recycling Ltd.: 66 Memorial Drive, North Sydney
Residential Household Special Waste Items:
Residents who have household special waste material to dispose of can drop these items off free of charge to CBRM's Household Special Waste Depot. CBRM's Household Special Waste Depot is located at 345 Gulf Crescent, Edwardsville.
Some examples of household special waste items would include:
Residents are encouraged to return the above items in their original containers with labels intact.
Propane Tanks/Propane Cylinders:
Residents are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337 for disposal options for propane tanks and propane cyclinders.
Construction and Demolition Material:
Residents who have construction and demolition material to dispose of can bring these materials to the Waste Management Facility located on Spar Road in Sydney.
Residents who have fluorescent lights to dispose of can drop these lights off free of charge to CBRM's Household Special Waste Depot located at 345 Gulf Crescent, Edwardsville.
Asphalt Roofing Shingles:
Residents who have asphalt shingles to dispose of can bring these items free of charge to CBRM's Waste Management Facility located on Spar Road in Sydney.
Residents who have insulation to dispose of can bring this material free of charge to CBRM's Waste Management Facility located on Spar Road in Sydney.
Residents who have gyprock to dispose of can bring this material free of charge to CBRM's Waste Management Facility located on Spar Road in Sydney.
Concrete, Mortar and Bricks:
Residents who have concrete, mortar or bricks to dispose of are encouraged to bring these materials to the Waste Management Facility located on Spar Road in Sydney.
Residents who have vehicle parts to dispose of are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337.
On-road motor vehicle tires with a rim size of 24.5" or under have been banned from Nova Scotia landfills since 1996. Residents who have vehicle tires to dispose of can return up to four regulated used tires with a rim size of 24.5" or under at one time to any tire retailer in the province at no cost. Tires must be off the rims and free of mud and debris.
Tires that are part of the Used Tire Recycling Management Program include:
|Car and Truck Tires
||Motor Cycle Tires
Please contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337 for information on the proper disposal of other types of tires.
Leaf and Yard Waste:
Residents who have leaf and yard waste to dispose of may place this material inside their green cart as long as the lid can close properly. Large amounts of leaf and yard waste that will not fit inside a green cart can be taken to one of CBRM's weekly leaf and yard drop off sites that open in the week of May 13, 2018. Leaf and yard waste can also be taken to the Waste Management Facility on Spar Road in Sydney year-round.
Residents who have unwanted or left over paint of paint aersols can return these products free of charge to any Enviro-Depot TM in CBRM.
The paint products accepted in this program include:
|Interior and exterior: water-based (e.g. Latex, acrylic) and oil-based (e.g. alkyd, enamel) consumer paint
|Deck and floor coating (including elastomeric)
|Varnishes and urethanes (single-component)
|Concrete and masonry paint
|Undercoats and primers (e.g. metal, wood etc)
|Marine paint (unless registered under Pest Control Product Act)
|Melamine, metal and anti-rust paints, stains and shellacs
|Swimming pool paint (single-component)
|Stain blocking paint
|Wood, masonry, driveway sealers and water repellant (non-tar based or bitumen based)
|Paint aerosols of all types are accepted, including automotive, craft and industrial products
For more information on accepted products and to find a collection site near you, visit ReGeneration.ca
Please remember, when returning unwanted household paint to an ENVIRO-DEPOTTM , please ensure the following:
- The paint container is in reasonable condition with the label visible and intact.
- The paint can is tightly sealed, lid is on and is contained in its original container.
- Paint is not mixed with other left over paints.
Paint must be properly sealed in its original container with the label intact. Maximum Container Size is 25 Litres.
Leftover or unused paint can be returned to any ENVIRO-DEPOTTM free of charge. The Enviro-Depots located in CBRM include:
|Glace Bay Recycling Ltd.
||204 Reserve Street, Glace Bay
|New Waterford Recyclers
||5559 Union Highway, River Ryan
|Keltic Recycling Inc.
||434 Keltic Drive, Sydney River
|North Sydney Recycling Ltd.
||66 Memorial Drive, North Sydney
||50 Industrial Drive, Sydney
|Triple B Recycler
||448 Prince Street, Sydney