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
FREE COMPOST GIVEAWAY: Saturday, May 25, 2019
The Solid Waste Department will host a Free Compost Giveaway on Saturday, May 25 from 8am to 3pm RAIN or SHINE. Come visit the site to pick up some free nutrient-rich compost just in time for gardening season.
Compost Giveaway Event Reminders:
• Bring your own shovel, gloves and bags or containers.
• Make sure compost is stored inside containers or bags before placing your compost inside your vehicle’s trunk.
• All exposed compost must be covered with a tarp before leaving site. No persons will be permitted to leave site with exposed compost.
• Residents can visit the site, as often as they would like, on compost giveaway days.
• The Compost Giveaway begins at 8am and concludes at 3pm RAIN or SHINE.
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
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.
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.
CBRM's 2018-2019 Curbside Collection Schedule & Waste Separation Guide
The 2018-2019 Curbside Collection Schedule & Waste Separation Guide is now available.
If you would like a copy of the 2018-2019 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.
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.
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
||Hours of Operation
||Drop-off Station on King Street
|1:00pm to 6:00pm
||Public Works Yard on West Avenue
|9:00am to 3:00pm
||Public Works Yard on Ling Street
|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.
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.
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.