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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.
The Solid Waste Department will host a FREE Compost Giveaway this Saturday, June 24 at the Waste Management Facility on Spar Road. Residents are invited to visit the site to pick up some free nutrient-rich compost. The event will run from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm RAIN or SHINE.
• Bring your own shovel, gloves, 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 in their vehicle.
• Residents can visit the site, as often as they would like, during the compost giveaway.
• The compost giveaway begins at 8:00 am and concludes at 3:00 pm RAIN or SHINE.
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.
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.
More information on Heavy Garbage Collection is located under "Residential Heavy Garbage Collection". You are also encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337 for information.
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.
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.
The Waste Management Facility is OPEN 8:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday to Saturday.
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 OPEN for the season the Week of May 14, 2017.
Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Sites
Mid-May to Mid-November
|Community||Drop-off Location||Day||Hours of Operation|
|North Sydney||Drop-off Station on King Street||THURSDAYS||1:00 pm - 6:00 pm|
|Glace Bay||Public Works Yard on West Avenue||SATURDAYS||9:00 am - 3:00 pm|
|New Waterford||Public Works Yard on Ling Street||SATURDAYS||9:00 am - 3:00 pm|
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.
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:
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.
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.
Please check back for Other Waste Management News or Updates.