Solid Waste News

Solid Waste News

 

The CBRM Solid Waste Department will provide important Solid Waste Management Information in this section of the website and by using social media (Facebook & Twitter). Important Solid Waste updates will also be recorded in Option #2 of the Solid Waste Management Hotline. To access, phone the hotline at (902) 567-1337 and press #2. 

   

RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE COLLECTION: Information 

 

IMPORTANT SOLID WASTE REMINDER: Northside Public Drop-Off Site


Please be advised the Northside Public Drop-Off Site is CLOSED on Saturday, April 4, 2020. This site will remain closed until further notice in an effort to protect our staff and the public from the Covid-19 virus.

The solid waste department thanks you for your patience and understanding during this time. If you have questions, you are encouraged to contact the Solid Waste Hotline at (902) 567-1337.Educators are available to respond to voice mail Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 4:00pm.

Curbside Collection Schedule: Good Friday, April 10, 2020

Please be advised there will be NO Curbside Collection on Good Friday, April 10, 2020.

Extra garbage and blue bags will be collected on area’s next scheduled collection day.
• Blue bags will be collected on your area’s next regularly scheduled blue bag collection week.

IMPORTANT SOLID WASTE UPDATE:

In an effort to protect our solid waste staff and the public from the Covid-19 virus, all Solid Waste Management sites will be closed to the general public starting Tuesday, March 24, 2020 until further notice. Only current registered IC&I users and vehicles carrying out CBRM curbside collection will have access to sites.

The Sites included in these restrictions are:

1. CBRM Waste Management Facility SPAR RD
2. Transfer Station @ 715 SPAR Rd
3. Camdon Recycling Ltd. 345 Gulf Crescent, Sydport Industrial Park
4. CBRM’s Residential Hazardous Waste Depot 345 Gulf Crescent, Sydport Industrial Park

CURBSIDE COLLECTION:

CBRM’s curbside collection program will continue as regularly scheduled in the 2019-2020 Curbside Collection Calendar. Please continue to place your materials curbside on your scheduled collection day. As well, collectors will be making allowances for any extra bags that may be placed curbside.

HEAVY GARBAGE COLLECTION:

CBRM’s Heavy Garbage Collection has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. Please DO NOT place any heavy garbage out to the curb for collection.

The solid waste department thanks you for your patience and understanding during this time. If you have questions, you are encouraged to contact the Solid Waste Hotline at (902) 567-1337 and leave your name, phone number and brief message so an educator can contact you. Educators will still be available to respond to voice mail Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 4:00pm.

Solid Waste Management: Hotline Update

When contacting the Solid Waste Hotline,  please remember to leave your name, telephone number and a brief message so educators are able to return your call.  Educators are available to respond to inquiries 8:30am to 4pm Monday to Friday.  

Winter Weather Collection Reminder for the Week of Sunday, March 1, 2020 to Saturday, March 28, 2020

During the winter months, when a weather forecast is predicting unfavorable conditions and it is your collection day, residents are reminded they can hold on to their materials until their area’s next scheduled collection day.

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

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

materials at the curb during the winter months

 

Curbside Collection Schedule for Tuesday, March 31, 2020 to Saturday, April 4, 2020


Residents are reminded the Blue Bag Collection Schedule for Tuesday, March 31, 2020 to Saturday, April 4, 2020 is DARK as outlined in the 2019-2020 Curbside Collection Calendar.

To determine which color represents your area’s blue bag collection week during your area's collection day, you are encouraged to:
• Contact the Hotline (902) 567-1337
• Visit http://www.cbrm.ns.ca/garbage.html

 Month of April 2020

 

Seasonal Leaf and Yard Drop Off Sites: Close for the Season 

 

The seasonal leaf and yard waste drop-off sites located in North Sydney, Glace Bay and New Waterford are now CLOSED for the season.  The sites will re-open the Week of May 10, 2020.

 

North Sydney Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site, off King Street, North Sydney:
OPEN each Thursday 1pm to 6pm starting on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

Glace Bay Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site, Public Works Yard, West Avenue, Glace Bay:
OPEN each Saturday 9am to 3pm starting on Saturday, May 16, 2020.

New Waterford Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site: Public Works Yard, Ling Street, New Waterford:
OPEN each Saturday 9am to 3pm stqarting on Saturday, May 16, 2020.

 

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tree debris 2019 hurricane

 

Medical Exemption Program: Garbage Collection

The Solid Waste Department offers a medical exemption to households who may need to use more than one dark garbage bag per week for the disposal of materials related to a medical circumstance. The use of additional dark bags is for materials related to the medical condition only. Any additional garbage un-related to the household’s medical circumstance should be disposed of in clear garbage bags.


To learn more information on acquiring a medical exemption for your household, please contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902)567-1337. Please remember, to be eligible for a medical exemption, your household must be participating in CBRM’s Blue Bag and Green Cart Collection Programs.

                           

Clear Garbage Bag: Reminder Card

If you notice a BRIGHT BLUE CARD hanging off the handle of your green cart or placed inside your door or mail box following collection, it means the collector is reminding you ONLY 1 Dark Garbage Bag can be used during curbside collection.

 

CBRM waste collectors will leave a Bright Blue Clear Bag Reminder Card at civic addresses across CBRM that have placed more than ONE DARK Garbage Bag curbside on their area’s collection day. Although each civic address is permitted to place a maximum of 5 garbage bags each week. Only ONE of those 5 bags must be dark! The remaining garbage bags your household may use, MUST BE CLEAR.

 

Following the receipt of a Reminder Card, any additional dark bags used by that address, going forward, will be tagged and left behind. If your adress receives a BLUE reminder card, you are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline if you have questions or require assistance with disposal in CBRM.

 

The BLUE CARD issued to addresses still using more than ONE Dark garbage bag will contain the following information:

 

IMPORTANT RESIDENTIAL COLLECTION NOTICE

PLEASE READ

Your address has received this notice because more than ONE DARK garbage bag has been used for garbage collection today.

The collector has removed your waste today however; CLEAR garbage bags must be used when placing MORE THAN ONE garbage bag curbside for collection. Going forward, any additional dark bags placed curbside will be tagged and left uncollected.

Please Remember:


Your address is permitted to place a maximum of 5 garbage bags curbside each week. Only ONE of those 5 bags can be dark! The remaining garbage bags used, MUST BE CLEAR.

 

 Door Hanger Collection Notice CBRM 2017

 

CBRM's 2019-2020 Curbside Collection Schedule & Waste Separation Guide

The 2019-2020 Curbside Collection Schedule & Waste Separation Guide is now available.  

If you would like a copy of the 2019-2020 Curbside Collection Schedule & Waste Separation Guide, please phone the Waste Management Hotline a(902) 567-1337 to have a copy mailed to you.  You can also download a copy of this schedule.

CBRM 2019 2020 Curbside Collection Schedule and Waste Separation Guide

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.

Curbside Collection Updates

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 placing materials curbside, when there is a storm forecasted on your collection day, you can choose not to place your materials out for collection.

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

 

Collection Reminders

Garbage or Blue Bags must not be placed inside green carts for collection.  A green cart containing Garbage or Blue Bags will be tagged and left unemptied by the collector.

Sods, soil, sand or rocks must not be placed inside your green cart for collection.  Green carts containing sods, soil sand or rocks will be tagged and left unemptied by the collector.

Blue Bags must be visible curbside on your area's collection day.  Please do not cover blue bags with a blanket or have them placed inside a bin or container.

Residents who have questions are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337. Educators are available to respond to inquiries from 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday.

Seasonal Leaf and Yard Waste Drop-off Sites: 

The Seasonal Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Sites, that operate one day a week in Glace Bay, New Waterford and North Sydney from Mid- May to Mid-November will re-open the week of May 12, 2019

 

Seasonal Leaf and Yard Drop - Off Site

Seasonal Schedule

Community Site Location  Schedule Hours of Operation
North Sydney Drop-off Station on King Street Each Thursday    
1:00pm to 6:00pm
 
Glace Bay Public Works Yard on West Avenue Each Saturday    
9:00am to 3:00pm
 
New Waterford Public Works Yard on Ling Street Each Saturday    
9:00am to 3:00pm
 

 

Please Remember:  The Leaf and Yard Waste Drop-off Site located at the Waste Management Facility on SPAR Road is open year round.  Residents can drop off leaf and yard waste from 8am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday.

A Preventative Illegal Dumping Reminder

In an effort to reduce and prevent illegal dumping, CBRM Solid Waste is reminding residents that when using the services of another person to remove waste materials from your property, you should remember to always:

  • Request and record the contact information of the person removing waste materials for you.
  • Properly record the license plate number of the vehicle that is used to remove materials from your property.
  • Record the date and time the waste materials were removed from your property.
  • Ask for a copy of the scale slip to verify waste was taken to the waste management facility for disposal.  

Collection Questions?

If there is a collection issue that could impact curbside collection, the Solid Waste Department may use the following resources to communicate the information:

The Waste Management Hotline: Waste Reduction Educators are informed about collection delays or issues that could affect curbside collection. A message will also be recorded in Option #2 of the hotline menu. When you contact the hotline press Option #2 to see if a collection update has been placed here.

CBRM's Facebook Page:  Collection notices will be posted to CBRM's Facebook page. The Solid Waste Department encourages residents to like the municipal page to receive municipal postings.

CBRM's Twitter Account: Collection updates will also be tweeted using Twitter.

CBRM Website: Collection notices will be placed in the following sections: Collection Notices/Cancellations, Solid Waste News and Curbside Collection Information.

Missed Collection 

Residents are encouraged to phone the Waste Management Hotline to inform an educator about your missed collection.

How can residents learn more information about curbside collection?

Residents are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337 for curbside collection inquiries. Educators are available to respond to inquiries from 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday.