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

 

 

Curbside Collection Update for Wednesday, February 13, 2019:

 

Curbside Collection for Wednesday, January 13, 2019 is occurring as normally scheduled. However, due to winter storm advisory, there could be collection delays and/or streets that may be unserviceable at the time of a collector’s arrival.

 

Residents whose Garbage, Green Carts and/or Blue Bags not collected by 4 pm are asked to remove their materials from the curb.

Extra garbage bags and green cart material 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.

 

 

Important Winter Collection Reminder: 

 

If your Garbage, Green Carts and/or Blue Bags are not collected by 6:00pm during scheduled collections, you are asked to remove your materials from the curb. 

 

• Extra garbage and green cart material will be collected on your areas next regularly scheduled collection day.

 

• Blue bags will be collected on your areas next regularly scheduled blue bag collection week

 

IMPORTANT Winter Collection Information

 

During the winter months, high winds and blustery weather conditions will make it difficult to secure collection materials safely and properly curbside. If 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 next scheduled collection day.

 

The collectors will collect:

 

Extra garbage bags and green cart material 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.

 

 

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 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.

 

CBRM 2018 2019 Curbside Collection Calendar 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.

 

 

Curbside Residential Christmas Tree Collection

 

Decorated Christmas tree

 

The Solid Waste Department will collect undecorated Christmas trees curbside from residential properties eligible to receive curbside collection. 


2019 Residential Christmas Tree Collection Schedule

 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 to Saturday, January 12, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 to Saturday, January 19, 2019

Residents who live in all areas OUTSIDE of Sydney, Glace Bay, Dominion and Whitney Pier will place their Christmas tree curbside before 7:00am on their regular collection day during the week of January 8, 2019.

Residents who live in the communities of SYDNEY, GLACE BAY, DOMINION, and WHITNEY PIER will place their Christmas tree curbside before 7:00am on their regular collection day during the week of January 15, 2019.

 

If you are unsure of your area's COLLECTION WEEK for your Christmas tree, please phone the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337.

 

 

 Residential Christmas Tree Collection: Curbside Reminders




1. During your area's scheduled Christmas Tree Collection Week, place your undecorated tree curbside before 7:00am on your regular collection day.



2. Remove the tree stand and ALL tree decorations, lights, nails, wire and plastic from the Christmas tree before placing the tree curbside.

 

3. Trees must remain uncovered and be visible for curbside collection. Remove any plastic that was used to remove the tree from your home. Do not cover the tree with a blanket or tarp. Make sure the tree has not become buried in the snow or frozen to the ground.



4. Place your undecorated Christmas tree at the end of your driveway in a location that is visible. Make sure the tree is accessible and can be safely removed by the collector. A Christmas tree placed on top of a snow bank, located in a ditch, buried in snow or frozen to the ground will not be removed by collector.



5. Artificial Christmas trees are not collected curbside. Artificial trees can be taken to the Waste Waste Management Facility on Spar Road in Sydney from 8:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday to Saturday.



6. Christmas trees are also accepted for drop off at the Waste Management Facility.

 

 

Christmas Tree Placed Curbside

 

Questions about Christmas Tree Collection?



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

 

 

Commercial Businesses:  Christmas Tree Disposal Reminder



Curbside Christmas tree collection is not provided to commercial businesses.  If your business has a Christmas tree to dispose of, you can take it to the Waste Management Facility on SPAR Road in Sydney from 8:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday to Saturday.

 

 

Seasonal Leaf and Yard Waste Drop-off Sites: CLOSED for the season 

 

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 is CLOSED for season.  The sites will re-open in Mid-May 2019.

 

Seasonal Leaf and Yard Drop - Off Site

Seasonal Schedule

Community Site Location  Month of May Schedule Hours of Operation
North Sydney Drop-off Station on King Street To be announced 1:00pm to 6:00pm
  1:00pm to 6:00pm
  1:00pm to 6:00pm
Glace Bay Public Works Yard on West Avenue To be announced 9:00am to 3:00pm
  9:00am to 3:00pm
  9:00am to 3:00pm
New Waterford Public Works Yard on Ling Street To be announced 9:00am to 3:00pm
  9:00am to 3:00pm
  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.